INDIA: STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE / PROTOCOL (SOP) FOR SIGN-ON OF FOREIGN SEAFARERS
Published: 27 November 2020
India’s Directorate General of Shipping has issued DGS Order No. 39 of 2020 dated 21 November 2020, advising that the Standard Operating Procedures / Protocols (SOP) outlined in DGS Order No. 12 of 2020 dated 22.04.2020, for controlled crew changes of Indian seafarers at Indian ports shall now be extended to foreign seafarers as well. The SOP are designed to facilitate and regulate crew change for seafarers so that the safe environment on the ship is not compromised and to ensure no contamination is brought from ship to shore.