MMD, CHENNAI

MERCANTILE MARINE DEPARTMENT, CHENNAI

The Mercantile Marine Department, Chennai 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. 

Mercantile Marine Department, Chennai is headed by the Principal Officer, and supported by Nautical Surveyors, Engineer Ship Surveyors, Radio Inspector, Seamen Welfare Officer and supporting staff.  MMD field officers at Tuticorin, Cochin and Visakhapatnam also come under the administrative control of the Principal Officer, MMD, Chennai. 

MMD, Chennai covers the remaining portion of Karnataka state (South of Port Bhatkal), Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, U.T. Of Pondicherry and Lakshadweep.

Capt. B.R Shekhar, Principal Officer
Mercantile Marine Department
Anchorgate Building, 2nd Floor,
P.B.No.5004, Rajaji Salai,
Chennai -600 019

Tel No: 044-25255555 (O)
044-25233336 / 25255500 (D)
Fax No: 044-25232929
E-mail : -
mmdchennai@vsnl.net

Crisis Management Plan for MMD, Chennai

MERCANTILE MARINE DEPARTMENT, TUTICORIN
 

            MMD, Tuticorin functions under the administrative control of the Principal Officer, MMD(H.Q.), Chennai for fulfilling the policy task of DGS on safety of ships and personnel onboard and other related Maritime matters. This office is headed by a Surveyor-in-Charge and supported by other staff members. 

Shri J. Senthil Kumar,
Surveyor-in-Charge
Mercantile Marine Department

New Port Area,
Tuticorin-628 004
Tel No: 0461-2352872 (O)
Fax No:91- 0461-2352852
E-mail : - mmdttn@gmail.com

Crisis Management Plan for MMD, Tuticorin


MERCANTILE MARINE DEPARTMENT, VISAKHAPATNAM
 

            MMD, Visakhapatnam functions under the administrative control of the Principal Officer, MMD(H.Q.), Chennai for fulfilling the policy task of DGS on safety of ships and personnel onboard and other related Maritime matters. This office is headed by a Surveyor-in-Charge and supported by other staff members. 

Shri  Jayanta Mukhopadhya,
  Surveyor in Charge
Mercantile Marine Department

# 7-8-26/A, Harbour Park Down,
Visakhapatnam-530 003
Tel No: 0891-250148/2525475 (O)
Fax No: 0891-2568342
E-mail : -
mmdvizag@gmail.com

 

 

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