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Shipping Union condemns DG Shipping order

A suspension order issued recently by Mumbai-based Directorate General of Shipping of India’s office (DG Shipping) has badly affected the morale of Indian seafarers. DG Shipping is an arm of Indian Shipping Ministry.

India’s leading maritime union, All India Seafarers & General Workers Union has condemned the DG Shipping order against Anglo-Eastern Ship Management India.

The union’s general secretary and a maritime sector stalwart, Amar Singh Thakur said, “Without issuing any show-cause notice to Mumbai Anglo-Eastern Ship Management company, DG Shipping suspended the company’s license based on an old and a sub judice court case of the year 2018 related to the death of a merchant navy officer aboard the ship managed by Anglo-Eastern. It is very unfortunate.”

Anglo-Eastern employs more than 20,000 Indian merchant officers and also contributes a lot to the economic growth of the country.

Amar Singh Thakur said that the recent suspension order delivered to Anglo-Eastern Ship Management company related to a legal case which is pending in the Court in India is seen as a disrespect to the Indian judiciary.

“Such an order is also a huge blow to the ship management industry which is based in Mumbai and generates lot of revenues for the State as well as Central governments of India,” he added.
Source: All India Seafarers & General Workers Union

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