This order is intended to put in place the guidelines for certification and documentation requirement for vessels operating in Indian waters (i.e. Indian and foreign) certified under SPS code or MODU Code 1989 or 2009, carrying more than 12 persons other than Master and crew of the vessel.
The requirements detailed in the order are for self-propelled vessels, meaning crew boats and mobile offshore drilling units, and non-self-propelled accommodation vessels.
There is also a list with general requirements for both self-propelled and non-self-propelled vessels.
This DGS order was published on October 20th, 2022.