Revised Guidelines for the Charter of vessels to Indian Ports under Section 406 and 407 of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958

The Indian Government has issued revised guidelines covering the charter of vessels to Indian ports under section 406 and 407 of the Indian Merchant Shipping Act, 1958. This revision to existing guidelines ( DGS Circulars Nos. 7 of 2003 dated 11.06.03 and 8 of 2003 dated 14.08.2003 ) covers periods of foul weather around the Indian coast and has been issued following a concern regarding the rising trend of marine accidents in and around the Indian waters especially during rough weather.


INTERTANKO is in discussions with the Indian Government verifying the impact of these guidelines on chemical tankers.


This guideline can be accessed here


Contact: Ajay Gour