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Functions of Shipping Office
Duties & Functions Of MMD
The Central Government by notification in the official Gazette has established a shipping office at Chennai under Section 11 of MS Act. Shipping Master heads this office. The Surveyor-in-Charge of MMD discharges the task of Shipping Master at sub-ordinate offices under Chennai district. The primary function of this office is to provide the following service to the shipping industry.
Surveys and Inspection of LSA/L&SS during production and servicing/repairs.
Engagement and discharge of seamen.
Treatment of distress seamen.
Enquires into disputes between seamen and Ship Owners relating to wages and ill treatment.
Medical examination of seamen.
Issuance of CDC to seafarers.
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