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Directorate General of Shipping notified as National Authority For Recycling Of Ships

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  • October 19, 2020
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Directorate General of Shipping notified as National Authority For Recycling Of Ships

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Economy

In news

  • The Central Government has recently notified the Directorate General of Shipping as National Authority for Recycling of Ships under section 3 of the Recycling of Ships Act, 2019.

Key takeaways 

  • As an apex body, DG Shipping is authorised to administer, supervise and monitor all activities related to ship recycling. 
  • DG Shipping will be the final authority for the various approvals. 

Do you know? 

  • Under Ship Recycling Act, 2019, India has acceded to Hong Kong Convention for Ship Recycling under International Maritime Organization (IMO). 
  • DG Shipping is a representative of India in IMO. 
  • All the conventions of IMO are being enforced by DG Shipping.
  • National Authority of Ship Recycling will be set up in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 
  • Its location will benefit the Ship Recycling yard owners situated in Alang, Gujarat which is home of Asia’s largest ship breaking and ship recycling industry in the world.

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