The Union Ministry of Shipping has issued an order to facilitate trade using inland waterways and mercantile marine activity along coasts. The Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) has issued an order declaring waters inward of the baseline, as per the notification under Maritime Zone Act, as 'Inland Waters'.
Citing financial difficulties, shipping firm Pratibha Shipping considers to reduce its fleet size. According to the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), as part of the plan, the company, which owns nine oil tankers, plans either to sell or scrap five vessels. The company anchored a total of three vessels Â— Koyna at a port in Bahrain, and Chandrabhaga and Narmada in Chinese shipyards in foreign shores, with owne
Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) said it would allow the vessel MT Pratibha Cauvery to be berthed at the port provided the owners paid the requisite berthing charges and got the documents validated. The ship, which lost both of its anchors on October 31 owing to gusty winds caused by cyclone Nilam, is currently being held in outer anchorage by a tow