On 02nd July, DG Shipping issued a circular regarding Maritime Training Institutes charging exorbitant fees via agents, issuing certificates to candidates who do not have the requisite attendance or those candidates who just pay the fees for the course and ask for the certificate.Continue reading “DG Shipping issues circular about fraudulent course certificates”
The Indian Continuous Discharge Certificate or C.D.C. as it is popularly referred to has been a scourge for many aspiring seafarers with unscrupulous agents duping the unwary into parting with large sums of money for a document that can be easily applied for. The rules for applying for the CDC used to be quite detailed with requirements for a pre-sea course, STCW courses, various age requirements for different ranks as well varying minimum qualifications right from 8th standard pass to a degree from a professional university.
As of 13th January 2018, applications for C.D.C. under the M.S. (CDC) Rules 2001 have stopped being accepted, though all CDC’s issued under that notice would continue to remain valid until their date of expiry.