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Check List for Manning Dispensation

Proforma for Manning Dispensation

DSM Review Checklist

ISM Manual Scrutiny Checklist

Check List for Approval of Workshop for Servicing and Maintenance of Lifeboarts, Launching Appliances and on Load Release Gear on Board Ship.

Check List for Issuance/Renewal of Certificate of Registration as Fire Fighting Appliances Service Station.

Standard Operating Procedures : PSC/FSI: Authorizations/Target.

Summary of Inspection of examination facilities at various MMD's

Addendum No.1 to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for Surveyor's Authorization towards PSC/FSI Inspections, issued on 14.10.

Standard Operating Procedure for Assessment of Adequacy of a Port Reception Facility

Standard Operating Procedures: Shore Electric Power Supply to Ships in Indian Ports

Standard Operating Procedures for extending validity of Certificates of those Seafarers whose Certificates are expiring after 31st December, 2020 but intending to join ships on or before 31st October, 2020.


Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for issuance of Recuitment and Placement of Seafarer Licence,

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Seafarer Grievances Redressal Mechanism

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for issuance of Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC)

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Replacement / Duplicate / Renewal of Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC)

DGS Circular No.04 of 2017 - Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the issues reported of missing, stranded, non-payment of wages, non-provisions on board ship of seafarers, to DGCOM Centre.

Corrigendum to DGS Circular No.04 of 2017


Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)  for mandatory reporting to IMO as per III Code

Naval Arct. Wing Circular No.02 of 2015 - Procedure for availing services from the Naval Architecture Wing (exemptions, dispensations, extension of survey or validity for the certificate and other services.


Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for registration of Multimodal Transport Operator (MTO)


[a]      SOP for Towing  Permission in foul weather season  – Flow chart

[b]      SOP for any exemption / dispensation from the provision of the MS Rules for ships registered in India with flow chart:-

[i]         Flow chart of SOP for DGS dispensation / exemption inward


[ii]        Annexure-I for dispensation request,


[iii]       Annexure-II for Single voyage permission


[iv]       M.S. Notice No.3 of 2008

[c]        Flow Chart of online  S.O.P. for Ship’s Registration approval of  Name, Allotment of Call Sign, Official Number and MMSI number etc.

[d]        Flow Chart  of   S.O.P. for DGS ISPS inward documents

 [e]        Flow Chart  of   S.O.P. for initial / renewal EPIRB & SART inward

[f]         Flow Chart  of   S.O.P. for issuance of N.O.C. to conduct familiarization / refresher course of Medical Examiners for seafarers [with check list for the NOC]

[g]        Flow chart of Nautical Exam Cell   and  a flow chart for issuance of COC

[h]        16 Point Checklist  for applying Authorize Insurer order Port Entry Rules, 2012.

[i]        Standard Operating Procedure for operation of Indian sailing vessel in international voyages - reg

[j]        Standard Proforma For Safety Of Navigation, Security, Marine Environment Protection & Emergency Preparedness At Ports

[k]       Approval of service stations for testing & servicing of EPIRB, SART and testing of AIS & other radio communication equipment with four check lists I, II, III & IV are attached herewith

             [I]          Form-I-Check list for Radio Firm service stations

             [II]         Form-II- Check list for SBMP as per MSC Cir-1039 Rev.1

             [III]        Form-III-Check List for SBMP as per MSC Cir-1040 - Rev.2

             [IV]        Form-IV-Check List EPIRB SART MMD recommendation


Shipping Development Circular No.4 of 2015 - Procedure for online issuance of licenses and chartering permissions, for foreign flag vessels under section 406/407 of the Merchant Shipping (MS) Act, 1958, as amended - reg.


Revised Standard Operating Procedure for Approval of Maritime Training Institutes    


  DGS Coastal Branch Circular No.30 of 2020 - Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the issuance  of    Identity Card to sailing Vessel Crew-reg

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