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Directorate of Seamen & Emigration Welfare

Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

Seamen Welfare Board

“Seamen Welfare Board”

As per provision of section 12.(1) of the Bangladesh Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1983 a Seafarers Welfare Board has been Constituted vide Ministry of Shipping, Notification  No-Shipping-3-6(1)/93-412, dated 27.07.1993,consisting 09(Nine) members where The Director-General of the Department  of Shipping is the  Chairman of the Board and The Director, Directorate of Seamen & Emigration Welfare  is the  Member Secretary .


The Seamen Welfare Board is as follows:-


1. Director General, Department of Shipping Chairman
2. Principal, National Maritime Institute,Chittagong Member
3. Shipping Master, Govt. Shipping Office,Chittagong Member
4. President, Bagladesh Ocean Going Ship Owners Association Member
5. A Representative of the Seamen Union’s Member
6. A Representative of Bangladesh Shipping Corporation Member
7. Foreign Ship Owners Representative Member
8. Mr. Enamul Haque Chowdhury , M/S Haque & Sons,Chittagong Member
9. Director,Directorate of Seamen & Emigration Welfare Member Secretary


Terms of Reference of the Board: Generally, the Board shall advice to convey recommendation the Government to take measure regarding well being of seafarers while they are afloat and ashore particularly The Board shall recommend the take steps regarding under mentioned subject :-


(A) The Provision for Seafarers   Provident  funds.

(B) The Establishment of  Hostel or Boarding and Lodging houses for the Seafarers.

(C)The  Establishment of clubs, canteens, libraries and other facilities for Seafarers.

(D) The Establishment of hospitals or medical treatment for Seafarers.

(E) Education and other facilities for Seafarers.