MUMBAI: Industry Association Maritime Association of Shipowners, Ship Managers and Agents (MASSA) On Saturday he announced that a meeting was planned Minister of State for Shipping Shri Shripad Naik soon on topic Shore leave permits for Indian seafarers in the Port of Mumbai.
Shore leave allows crew members to leave the ship for a limited period of time to take a break from their work. The length of the holiday may vary depending on the planned layover time of the ships in port.
The central government issues such permits to seafarers working on board ships calling at Jawaharlal Nehru Port. However, sailors docked on board ships Port of Mumbai no shore leave.
“A delegation of senior MASSA members will shortly meet with Union Minister of State for Shipping Shripad Naik in Mumbai to discuss the issues surrounding the Indian government’s refusal to go ashore at the Port of Mumbai.” called Girish Phadnis, Chairman of MASSA.
The meeting with Naik, Minister of State for Tourism and Ports, Shipping and Waterways is expected to take place soon 25th Junewhich is also observed as “International Seafarers’ Day” said Phadnis.
Both Mumbai Port and JN Port are among the 12 major ports under the administrative control of the central government.
MASSA said the refusal of shore leave for the “Seafarers being entitled to shore leave is a grave injustice.”
In the pre-Covid era, seafarers were also allowed to go ashore at the Port of Mumbai, the industry body said.