Age restriction imposed on the ships that can be acquired or operated to India

The government has decided to impose age restrictions on ships that can be acquired or operated in India. Ships over the age of 25 will be with­dr­awn from service, including oil tankers, bunker barges, bulk carriers, general cargo ships except for container vessels, mini-bulk carriers, ro-ro, an­chor handling tugs and some classes of offshore vessels. Most other cl­a­sses, including container vessels, gas carriers and tugs, have to be withdr­awn by age 30. Dredgers, meanwhile, will have a lifespan of up to 40 years.