India - Routeing system for southwest Indian waters – in effect from 1 August 2020
Following a number of collisions with fishing vessels in the busy sea route around the southwest coast of India, the Indian Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), on 2 July 2002, promulgated a Merchant Shipping Notice, M.S. Notice 11 of 2020, establishing a routeing system for the southwest Indian waters. This Notice enters into effect on 1 August 2020.
Members can read the full notice here.
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