About Us

The Department of Shipping (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. The Department has the following subordinate offices under its administrative control:

  • Mercantile Marine Department, Chittagong.
  • Mercantile Marine Office, Khulna.
  • Government Shipping Office, Chittagong.
  • Emigration and Seaman’s Welfare Directorate, Chittagong.
  • National Maritime Institute, Chittagong.
  • Marine Academy, Chittagong.
  • Registrar and Surveyor of Inland Ship, Dhaka.
  • Registrar and Surveyor of Inland Ship, Narayanganj.
  • Registrar and Surveyor of Inland Ship, Khulna.
  • Registrar and Surveyor of Inland Ship, Barisal.
  • Inspectorate of Inland Ships, Dhaka.
  • Inspectorate of Inland Ships, Narayangonj.
  • Inspectorate of Inland Ships, Chandpur.
  • Inspectorate of Inland Ships, Khulna.
  • Inspectorate of Inland Ships, Barisal.
  • Inspectorate of Inland Ships, Patuakhali.