As per Seamen’s Employment Office order the retirement age is 60 yrs. This rule also   provided discretion to the Director –  Seamen’s Employment Office, to permit employment of   seamen over 60 years of age, but not exceeding 65, provided the ship owner accepts the  engagement of the seaman and the prescribed medical authority declares him medically ‘Fit’  prior to engagement.

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