Govt. Shipping Offices


The Government Shipping Office at Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai are established under Section 11 of MS Act 1958 are responsible for monitoring the engagement and discharge of seafarers, treatment and welfare of distressed seamen, settlement of disputes between the seafarers and their employers, issue of continuous discharge certificates (CDC) under MS (CDC) Rules, registration of indenture of cadets engaged by shipping companies, issue of inward/outward clearance to ships calling at the respective ports, conduct of enquiries into death onboard ships etc.

The Govt. Shipping Office is headed by the Shipping Master who is supported by Dy. Shipping Master, Asstt. Shipping Master, and other supporting staff.? The Shipping Office functions under the direct administrative control of the respective MMD Head Quarters.


Shri Mukul Dutta, Shipping Master
Government Shipping Office
Nau Bhavan, 10 R,K, Marg, Mumbai-400 001
Tel No: 022-22697971-72
Fax No: 022-22693053


Shir. Mukul Dutta, Shipping Master
Government Shipping Office
Marine House, Hastings, Kolkata-700 022
Tel No: 033-2223-0169
Fax No: 033-22230108
e-Mail :-


There is no full fledged Shipping Office at Chennai as those at Mumbai and Kolkata, but the functions of the Shipping Office involving the engagement and discharge of Officers and Crew and Issuance of CDC etc. are being carried out by the Seamens Welfare Officer, Chennai as additional duties.


Shri R. M. Elango, Shipping Master
Govt. Shipping Office,
Anchorgate Building, 3rd Floor,
P.B.No.5004, Rajaji Salai,
Chennai ?600 001
Tel No: 044-25255552
Fax No: 044-25268550
e-mail : -

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