1. In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Indian Administration vide DGS Order No. 19 of 2021 has advised that the validity of Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC) , expiry date of which is falling during 1st July 2021 to 31st March 2022 (both dates inclusive) is extended for a further period of 6 (six) months.
2. There would be no requirement for any endorsement in the respective CDCs for the above mentioned relaxation. However, once the above situation becomes normal, seafarers are required to apply for revalidation of such CDCs as per prevailing procedure and such CDCs will be revalidated for further period by the Shipping Masters from the date of expiry printed in the CDCs.
3. Ship owners/ operators and masters of Indian flagged ships are advised to be guided by above.
4. This Technical Circular supersedes and revokes earlier Technical Circular No. 053/2020, dated 15 April 2020,
This Technical Circular and the material contained in it is provided only for the purpose of supplying current information to the reader and not as an advice to be relied upon by any person. While we have taken utmost care to be as factual as possible, readers/ users are advised to verify the exact text and content of the Regulation from the original source/ issuing Authority.