• Circulations

    Please click on the above link for the DOS Circulars

  • Events

    DOS Event List

  • Download Forms

    You can download your desire forms from here by clicking above

  • Citizen Charter

    This charter is the declaration of our commitments to achieve excellence in the implementation of policies and procedures of the Department of Shipping for the benefit of shipping in general and for the seafarers, ship owners, passengers and public at large.

Welcome to Department of Shipping

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The Department of Shipping is an agency under the Ministry of Shipping, Bangladesh. It is the maritime safety administration of Bangladesh responsible for the formulation and implementation of the national policies and legislations to ensure the safety of life and ships at sea, development of shipping industry, maritime education and certification, employment and welfare of seafarers and other related matters. The department is also responsible for ensuring the compliance of international conventions relating to maritime matters.
Commodore M Zakiur Rahman Bhuiyan, psc, BN
Director General
Department of Shipping

About DOS

DOS was established in 1976 by merging Navigation Directorate and Controller of Shipping to the Directorate of Shipping. Government regulatory body concerning maritime and shipping affairs. The maritime safety administration of Bangladesh.

Our Functions

DOS is administrating the Merchant Shipping Act, 1983 and the Inland Shipping Ordinance, 1976 and rules there under.
To know the detail functions please click the title of the section.

DOS at Work

Shipping in Bangladesh, Maritime ISPS Code, National Maritime Institute, Chittagong, Circulars, Online Certificate Verification, National Legislations, Draft Legislations, Examination Regulations, Online Certificate Applications.

Our Offices

The Department has 16 subordinate offices in Chittagong, Khulna, Dhaka, Narayanganj, Barisal, Chandpur and Patuakhali under its administrative control.
For detail information please click the title of the section.