Chittagong, Mongla & Payra, Bangladesh

Panocean is shiowners reliable partner for crew sign-on/ off and crew repatriation from Chittagong and Mongla, Bangladesh. 

Normally, crew members join at Chittagong and Mongla ports when vessels are here. Even they also need to fly back to destination airport once shipowners so desire. 

This page will give detail information as regards crew SIGN-ON or OFF documentations, expense, Domestic and International flights etc.

If there is any on signer and off signer for any vessel currently at Chittagong or Mongla, then there should have total planning well in advance. On signer needs OK to board and off signer need to complete formalities prior flying for the destination country. Now due to COVID-19 and other related issues, Bangladesh immigration and shipping office imposed several restriction in sign on/off program. 

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01. We can carry out sign on / off for foreign vessels from Chittagong and Mongla.

02. We can arrange sign off for demo vessel’s crew. 
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ners need OK TO BOARD for immigration on arrival. We issue this OK TO BOARD. On arrival, we receive on signer at airport and take them to vessel.

04. OK TO BOARD, passport and seaman books details are required.

05. For demo vessel’s off signer, we can arrange AC bus for team transportation from Chittagong to Dhaka if their International flight is from Dhaka.

06. We can arrange local and International Tickets if owners so desire.
07. We can arrange Hotel [ 1 to 5 stars] and food arrangements, based on requirements if owners so desire.
08. For off signer, we need documents one day earlier. And we bring crew member to shore in the early morning.
08. We charge USD80 to USD100 per person for sign on / off, based on the number of crew members. No other charge involved. It’s for Chittagong. Sign on expense for Mongla port will increase.


01. Hotels quality of service range from 1 star to 5 star.
02. Radisson, Peninsular, Agrabad Hotel, Saint Martin are the listed hotels ensure security.
03. Single bed and twin sharing rooms are available.
04. Room rent differs irrespective to Hotels.
05. The charge may range USD40 to USD250per night.
06. Hotel charge in case of Sign on or off, for Mongla port, will increase


01. Food is normally spicy.
02. Breakfast, lunch and dinner charge per person will range with USD20 to USD300.00 + 


01. The working day for Immigration formalities: Sun to Thursday.
02. When off signer crew member should leave from the vessel and when they can go to Airport: We need to bring crew member to shore early morning to complete local formalities at working day. It takes 4 to 6 hours. Then they can be taken to Chittagong International Airport after 4 pm or they can be taken to Hotel as per owners desire. 
03. What is perfect timing for flights from Chittagong: Please book tickets from Chittagong any time after 5 PM. 
04. When off signer documents need to be at our hand: We need documents one working day earlier to do off signers formalities smoothly. If required our official can board the vessel to collect the documents. Boat charge and local communication charge for collecting documents will be USD65.00. If there is any weather danger signal then we don’t send our staff to anchorage for safety reason.
05. Is there any other expense: No. We charge USD80 to USD100 for per person sign off expenses. There is no other charge involved.
06. Hotel and Fooding Expense: It depends on Hotel Quality. We recommend for safe Hotel. At 2 or 3 stars safe hotel, with the set menu, Hotel and Fooding expense may range within USD85 to USD150 per day per person. In 4 or 5-star hotels it will be much more.

07. How Hotel and Fooding Expense can be avoided: Crew member should be brought to shore in the early morning and should be taken to the airport prior evening then only Hotel charge can be avoided.
08. Emergency Sign off: Yes, it is possible. The charge will be USD200 per person for carrying out formalities on the same day by engaging two to three person for completing the different task on the same day. For this reason, also crew member needs to come to shore early morning before 9 am with documents and safe manning. For more details, reach us at
09. What is the transportation charge if vessel at anchorage, for sign off of 2 member: First of all we need to bring documents from vessel one day earlier and this will cost USD65 ( boat and local transportation) then in the following day we will bring 2 members from vessel to shore by boat ( USD40.00) and shore to immigration/ customs office then airport (about USD100)

10. Supernumerary persons expense: As sign off will be carried out for Supernumerary persons, extra misc immigration charge may range within USD 150.00 to USD 220.00  per person.


Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport, IATA code: CGP, City: Chittagong


01.Flydubai ( Destination: Dubai, UAE)
02.Regent Airways (Destination: Kolkata, India & Bangkok, Thailand, Singapore, Muscat, Malaysia)
03.US Bangla Airways (Destination: Kolkata, India & Bangkok, Thailand, Singapore, Muscat, Malaysia, Doha) ttps:// 
04. Air Arabia( Destination: Sharjah)



01.Regent Airways (Destination: Dhaka) 
02. US-Bangla Airlines (Destination: Dhaka) 
03.Novoair (Destination: Dhaka) 04.Biman Bangladesh Airlines (Destination: Dhaka)
05.Bangladesh Biman (Destination: Dhaka)


CREW SIGN-ON/ OFF FOR offshore/ development PROJECT

1Issuance of OK TO BOARD
2Meet & Greet Services at Airport (DHK/CTG) Point of Entry/Exit
3Crew SIGN ON for Foreign Nationals at CTG port
4Crew SIGN OFF for Foreign Nationals at CTG port
5Air Ticket (Domestic Chittagong to Dhaka)
5Air Ticket (Domestic service DHAKA to CHITTAGONG)


We Avoid Any Conflit of Interest

Panocean always dedicated to protecting shipowners/charterer’s interest, project consultancy, project management for tanker vessel’s cleaning operation, online live reporting for survey operation. The company is registered with Joint Stock Company In Bangladesh and is the sister concern of Coast To Coast P&I Services LtdPanocean team is unable to assist any Principals or clients for any service, whatsoever, where Coast To Coast P&I Services Ltd. is involved and may cause any conflict of interest.  Regret the inconvenience caused due to our company policy. 

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