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Obtaining Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC), Initial Issue Valid for 5 Years

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Qualifications Not be less than 18 years of age(Not applicable for cadets) Should have professional qualifications for Deck/Engine/Catering Having Successfully completed the Mandatory Basic Training Courses Declared Medically fit by an approved Medical practitioner Application Process Application forms can be obtained from shipping office (Merchant Shipping Division) or Download from Fees for Application Form: Free of Charge Applications should be submitted in working days before 3:00 p.m. New CDC - Rs.1,500.00 Duplicate CDC - Rs.5,000.00 Time line Within 2 weeks from the date of receiving the application (this could be change depending on the volume of applications received) Documents Required Application Birth Certificate National Identity Card Valid Passport Police Report Valid Medical Certificate issued by a medical practitioner approved by Merchant Shipping Division Valid Mandatory Short Courses Certificates Elementary First Aid Personal Survival Techniques Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities Maritime English Course Professional Qualification G.C.E. (O/L) / G.C.E. (A/L) – For Cadet Officers Eye sight certificate from National Eye Hospital – For Cadet Officers Receipt of Payment Responsible Officers Position Name Telephone E-Mail Fax Director (Administration) Mr. A R M Aberatna Banda +94 11 2441293 +94 11 2435160 Asst. Shipping Officer Mr. B S K S Ratna Bharathie +94 11 2435127 +94 11 2435160 Asst. Shipping Officer (Acting) Mr. Ranjith Ranasinghe +94 11 2435127 +94 11 2435160 Other Information Not Applicable

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Director General's Office of Merchant Shipping

1st floor,
Bristol Building,
York Street,
Colombo ‍01.

Mr. Madusha Edirisinghe
Telephones:011 24 35 127, 011 244 14 29
Fax Nos:011 24 30 277

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