On arrival of the ship at each port the ship is boarded by the officer of the concerned customs office. During this process, the complaints of blatantly extorting dollars from the ship captains by showing a fault during this process are becoming widespread. In all customs of Gujarat, including Bhavnagar, the customs officers will now have to wear jackets with cameras, the recording of which will be checked.
It has been announced by Gujarat Customs on their official twitter handle that under a pilot project to bring transparency in the customs operations carried out on ships, the customs officer under Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Kandla, Mundra Commissionerate will have to wear a camera jacket while going on the ship to board the ship. The monitoring of the modern cameras installed in the cameras can be done in the respective customs office and recording will also be done in it.
A pilot project decision to make boarding customs officers wear jackets with cameras has increased in recent incidents, where customs officers boarding ships on the pretext of disobeying the ship’s captain, extorting dollars, seizing valuable foreign goods, and in some cases even informing the concerned consulates. has been taken.
DRI’s scrutiny of Queen’s-way ship
His statement was taken after the captain of the FPSO ship Queen’s Way, which had arrived for breaking up at the Alang Shipbreaking Yard, used a satellite phone. This ship has been beached in plot no.24 of Alang on 15th. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has started checking the ship’s trim and stability booklet and other documents as it suspects the ship’s weight.