Please click here for MMD, Mumbai website

        The Mercantile Marine Department, Mumbai was set up in 1929 to implement the first SOLAS Convention and Load Line Conventions. This Department was working directly under the Ministry till the establishment of the Directorate General of Shipping at Mumbai in 1949. The main objectives of MMDs are to administer the various Merchant Shipping Laws and rules relating to safety of ships and life at sea, registration of ships, tonnage measurement, crew accommodation, surveys for load line , safety construction, prevention of pollution , inquiries into shipping casualties and wrecks , surveys of passenger ships , radio equipments onboard, inspection and approval of statutory equipments for life saving  and fire fighting appliances , wireless telegraphy, Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems, navigational aids, pollution prevention equipments, supervision of repairs and construction of ships on behalf of State and Central Govt. Organisations, Port State Control inspection , examination and certification of various grades of Certificates of competency  under MS Act and I.V. Act etc.

         This department revise powers under section 8 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958. 

        MMD, Mumbai is headed by the Principal officer and supported by Dy. Nautical Adviser, Dy. Chief Ship Surveyors, Nautical Surveyors, Engineer & Ship Surveyors  and other supporting staff. MMD at Marmogao and Noida headed by the Surveyor In Charge also function under the administrative control of MMD, Mumbai.  

         For further details contact : 

Capt. S.I. Abul Kalam Azad
Principal Officer
Mercantile Marine Department
Old CGO Building, M.K. Road,
Mumbai-400 020
Tel No: 022-2203 9881/ 2203 9883/9981/9781
Fax No: 022-2201 3307
e-mail :

A Framework forTransparency Audit


          MMD, Goa is headed by the Surveyor-in-Charge and supported by other staff.  This is a subordinate office to the Mercantile Marine Department, Mumbai. 

For further details contact :

Shri S.K. Shrivastava
Mercantile Marine Department
Headland Sada,
Goa-403 804
Tel No:0832-2520617
Fax No:0832-2520739


Extension center of Mumbai MMD Exam Center, NOIDA

         MMD, NOIDA is manned by Nautical Surveyor & Engineering Surveyor and is supported by other staff. This is an extension centre of the Mercantile Marine Department, Mumbai. 

For further details contact :

Arbind Kumar Choudhary,
Engineer and Ship Surveyor Surveyor-cum-DDG (Tech.)
Mercantile Marine Department,
  IWAI Bhawan, 3rd Floor,
 A-13, Sector-01, 
Tel No:0120-2420742
Fax No:0120-2420698

E-mail: -(Nautical Wing)
E-mail: - (Engineering Wing)


Go Top

Go Back