Good news for all the Indian seafarers as Indian government has lifted off ban on the change of crew. This will move will surely going to help lot of seafarers who are waiting for sign off or sign on.
As per the reports, the crew change will be possible on the Indian ports. There is advisory and rules and regulations that have been set by the government.
This will make sure that all seafarers entering or exiting the country follow the strict procedure as directed by the government.
A full official report can be read here: Full Report
Government will be issuing special transit passes, so that crew members can travel all around the country to board ship. Crew members will be required to make a complete record of the travel history. Both sign on and sign off crew members have to make.