The Government Shipping Office, Chittagong is functioning under the administrative control of Department of Shipping, Dhaka. The main functions of the Government Shipping Office, Chittagong are as under:
Issue of Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC) to seafarers.
Conduct sign on and sign off of the seafarers.
Dealing matters relating to employment of Bangladeshi seamen on foreign and national flag vessels.
Arbitration and settlement of problems/disputes related seafarers’ employment on board ships.