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Captain of Ports

Aims and objectives

The state of Goa has about 555 kms. of Inland Waterways out of which only 255 kms. are navigable through the Rivers Mandovi, Zuari and their tributaries. Out of their total length the better part is being used by the mining and export Industry for transportation of Iron ore to the port of Mormugao and Panaji outer anchorage, from the loading points in the hinterlands. If these waterways are properly harnessed, they will provide quick and economical transportation facilities for both passengers and cargo traffic.

 

With this point in view, the Captain of Ports Department shoulders the responsibility of developmental works of these Inland Waterways and Minor Ports of Goa, by way of periodical hydrographic surveys, dredging of rivers, maintenance of lighthouses and beacons, providing necessary navigational aids, imparting training to those desiring to build careers on Inland Vessels, providing landing facilities for both passenger boats and cargo vessels at jetties etc.

 

As such, for smooth functioning of all the activities in the Inland Waterways Transport Services this department implements the Indian Ports Act, Inland Vessels Act, Goa Daman and Diu Barge/Goods Taxation Acts etc. Registering of mechanised and non-mechanised vessels such as Inland Cargo, Inland Fishing, Inland Passengers and Tourist Vessels is being undertaken by this Department as Registering Authority at Panaji and Mormugao.

Mission /Vision Statement

The Captain of Ports is in-charge of all activities of Inland Waterways of Goa and also implements the following Acts and Rules:

 

  • The Inland Vessels Act, 1917.
  • The Goa, Daman and Diu Barge Tax Act, 1973.
  • The Goa, Daman and Diu Barge (Taxation of Goods) Act, 1985.
  • The Goa, Daman and Diu Ports Rules 1983.
  • The Indian Ports Act, 1908.

 

The Department aims at ensuring the welfare of barge and allied industry and in keeping confidence of the people through transparency in it’s working and providing the required information pertaining to Inland Water Transport Services.

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Capt. James Braganza
Captain of Ports, Captain of Ports Goa
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Captain of Ports Department,
Dayanand Bandodkar Road,
Panaji-Goa
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+91 922 5905926
+832-2225070 / 2426109
0832-2420579/80 (Shipping)
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+91 832 2421483
2420582 (Shipping)
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Smt. Bharati Pai
Asst. Accounts Officer
Asst. Public Information Officer


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Captain of Ports Department,
Dayanand Bandodkar Road,
Panaji-Goa
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+91 832 2225070
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Shri Sagar Chandra Rai
Hydrographic Surveyor / Public Information Officer


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Captain of Ports Department,
Dayanand Bandodkar Road,
Panaji-Goa
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+91 832 2225070
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Capt. James Braganza
Captain of Ports / First Appellate Authority


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Captain of Ports Department,
Dayanand Bandodkar Road,
Panaji-Goa
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+91 832 2225070