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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo: PIB

India Okays Model Pact on Seafarers

a model pact with foreign countries that would also allow unilateral recognition of seafarers' competency certificates, thus easing the process for them to seek employment on ships under the flag of that country.The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This will pave the way for mutual recognition of maritime education and training of seafarers by the countries involved.“The Cabinet has approved a model MoU with foreign countries for unilateral/bilateral recognition of Certificates of Competency of seafarers,” a government official

Nitin Gadkari. Photo: The Ministry of Shipping

Indian Maritime Development Can Create 10 Million Jobs

million indirect employment opportunities over the next 5 years.   Gadkari said "all the developed countries have a vibrant port sector, but unfortunately, our maritime sector remained neglected over the years, despite having immense potential."   Recalling Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s thrust on port led development, Mr Gadkari said his Ministry has drawn up projects with investment potential of Rs 1,20,000 crores, (US $ 18 billion) which will be showcased at the India Maritime Summit to be held in Mumbai from April 14 -16.    These include 27 port based

Pentagon Marine Services Capt. Nalin Pandey (Photo: Pentagon Marine Services)

New Maritime College Planned for India

;   At the Link Awards ceremony Capt. Pandey was acknowledged for his success in business as well as his philanthropic work. The judges made special reference for his contribution to the welfare of Indian seafarers after he successfully campaigned for better working conditions at sea. This saw Narendra Modi's Government amend India’s Merchant Shipping Act to acknowledge the MLC-2006 IMO convention in the interest of Indian seafarers.   The judges also paid tribute to the growth of Pentagon Marine Services, the ship management division of the business. PMS was founded in 2004 and now

Photo: NGO Shipbreaking Platform

Report: Dire Conditions in Indian Shipbreaking Yards

been done in this direction”. Dr Sahu points out that this has to be understood in the larger context of “lopsided development at the cost of human rights and the environment” under the so-called ‘Gujarat model’ of development, introduced by the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his tenure as the Chief Minister of the state.   “We share the conclusion of the report arguing that there cannot be any further delays in ensuring better working and living conditions”, comments Heidegger. “The situation is alarming and the report is a clear call

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