Crew Circular 4 of 2009
Subject: Employment through registered RPS Providers only.
(i) All manning agencies or any other firms / agencies organization involved in recruitment and placement of seafarers are hereby cautioned that to be legally eligible to conduct the work of recruitment and placement of seafarers, such agencies, organizations, etc. then have to obtain registration from the DG Shipping under the Merchant Shipping (Recruitment and Placement of Seafarers) Rules, 2005 as amended.
(ii) Further, any agencies or organizations involving themselves in Recruitment and Placement of Seafarers' without such registration are liable for legal action under the appropriate provisions of Law.
(iii) Further, all the aspiring, Indian seafarers of all categories, i.e. ratings, deck hands, Engineers, or of any other category or cadre are hereby cautioned that they should obtain placement only through an agency that is registered with the DG Shipping under the Merchant Shipping (Recruitment and Placement of Seafarer) Rules, 2005 as amended, failing which, in case of any unfortunate event involving such seafarers, the Government of India, and Directorate General of Shipping, would not be in a position to assist them or come to their aid.
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