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FAQs

WHAT IS C.D.C AND HOW DO I GET IT ?
C.D.C. means a Continuous Discharge Certificate. It is also the Seafarer's Identity Document. The CDC is issued by the Shipping Master at Mumbai / Kolkata / Chennai to the eligible candidates. All candidates completing any of the DG Shipping approved pre sea courses shall be eligible for the issuance of CDC. The CDC forms for such candidates shall be forwarded through their respective training Institute.

WHAT IS INDos No. ?
INDos means Indian National Database Of Seafarers. It is a computerized national database for quick reference by statutory authorities such as Flag State, Port State, Immigration and Employers etc. to prevent fraudulent issue of certificates. The database will include address, photographs, signature & telephone etc. of the individual. The INDos No. consist of eight alphanumeric characters. Henceforth, no seafarer with out INDos No. will be admitted to any course other than those more than three month pre-sea training course.

WHO MUST HAVE INDos No.?
All Indian and Foreign Nationals holding COC granted by Government of India or Indian CDC or who have done modular courses approved by DG Shipping must have INDos No. Courses not approved by Government of India except GMDSS will not be included in the INDos data.

WHAT IS THE ADVANTAGE OF INDos No. ?
The advantage to seafarer will be that he would not need to carry original documents while training ashore. for eg. presently, a second mate has to carry all his original documents. Once he has the INDos certificate, he would not have to produce original document for admission to course anywhere in India. Further, in case of loss of original documents, INDos will help in getting re-issue of duplicate certificates. Not withstanding INDos, seafarers will still need to carry original documents while serving on board ship. HOW DO I GET INDos NO.?


For those entering the profession
• INDos numbers would be allotted by LBS CAMSAR when a person joins a pre-sea training institute that conducts approved pre-sea training courses of three months duration or more.
• Details of any modular course certificates obtained by the seafarer would be accepted only directly from approved training institutions by way of monthly statements.
• Details of documents, issued by Government authorities, such as Certificates of Competency, Letter of Authority for issue of Certificate of Competency (Commonly referred to as 'Blue Chit'), endorsement for serving on special ship types. CDCs, etc., issued in due course would be directly communicated to the INDos centre for updating the data. Such details would not be accepted from the seafarer.

For those already in the profession
• Photocopies of certificates produced by those already in the profession would be accepted and entered into INDos.
• Such certificates would be verified subsequently from records furnished to INDos by the training institutions and authorities such as Chief Examiners (Certificates of Competency), Mercantile Marine Departments (Letter of Authority for issue of COS and endorsements for special ship types), Shipping Masters (CDCs), etc.