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Conultant Professional, Marine & Shipping Operations


To head a marine operations department

- in a Ship Owning or Ship Management Company

- Terminals and Port Operations Management

- Contractor and Supply Chain Management

- Accident & Incident Investigation, Reporting and Analysis

- Asset Management

- TQM & Behavioural Change


Designated as the Marine Operations Advisor for a leading Global Oil Major in their International Exploration & Production Division of a Strategic Business Unit, I held this role for about six years. During this period, I was involved in the management of the port, its’ operations, safety, in-house training, policy matters, Hazop-studies, and the implementing of new projects, Root Cause Analysis across all operations such as Supply Chain Management, Drilling, Construction, Aviation, and Facilities Management. This also included incident investigations, risk assessments, contractor training and awareness & contractor /vessel assessments. Another major role which had my engagement is the challenge of implementing culture change and introducing international best practices both within my organization as well as to our contractors, cost reduction initiatives, enhancing and enforcing reliability & safety of operations and total quality management. This has gained me extensive experience rich in cultural diversity.

Prior to this for about six years, as General Manager (Marine Operations) in the Ports and Terminals Division of the world’s largest grass-roots refinery. I had the responsibilities of “Sr. Port Captain” and “Sr. Marine Pilot”, and dealing with the main functions of this terminal, which was the import of crude through the two SBM’s, and the export of all other hydrocarbon products through the four berths at the jetty-terminal, with ample exposure to risk management, loss prevention and aspects of marine insurance and contractor and supplier management.

I have also attended a Ship Vetting Seminar by OCIMF-SIRE, and more recently, an OCIMF-OVID Inspector training course.

I have been a Master at sea for over twelve years on a variety of ship-types including large tankers and an FPSO. As on date, my certification is valid and up-to-date.

I am certified in leadership management, project management & contracts & procurement management and a host of other technical and skill-set courses.

You will observe from the above and the attached CV, my abilities as a ‘multi-skilled’ professional.


Schooling from St Mary's High.

Basic College from Loyola University, BSc Physics IIyr.

Masters FG Liscense for LBS, Nautical & Engineering College, National Institute of Port Management and others.


First Aid at Sea, Advanced Fire Fighting, Survival At Sea, Specialised Tanker Safety Course, Chemical Tanker Safety Course, Radar Simulator Course, Company of Master Mariners of India, Defence Course, LBS Bombay, INDOS, Marine Communications Course, Ship Captain's Medicare, Proficiency in Survival Craft, Revalidation Course for Masters, Loss Prevention Association, Bridge Team Management Course, Warsash, Southampton, Auditing-Quality Management Systems, Internal Auditor-TP-Results Letter, Internal Auditor Training Programme, ISM-Documentation & Implementation, Revalidation Course for Masters, GMDSS Course Attendance & Pass Cert

SIRE Inspector Training. Masters Refresher & Updating Training Course, Specialized Tanker Training Course, ARPA, CDC, Fire and Incident, Command & Control Course, OCIMF-SOLAS Conference, London, Oil Spill Response, Vaikoma, Masters Revalidation Course, Certificate of Proficiency

Dangerous Cargo Endorsement for Oil Tankers, GMDSS, OVID, Certificate of Accreditation

OVID, Accredited-Inspector-ID, OVID, Inspector Letter, Global Ports & Terminals Conference

Fitness / Medicals Certificate for CoC & GMDSS, Masters' Revalidation Course, CoC, Master-FG

GMDSS, OSHA-Course Completion Certificates, Complete, Crowd Manager, IMSN, Anti-Piracy Defence Course, Liquid Cargo Handling Safety, Dangerous Cargo Endorsement for Oil Tankers.


Operational Excellence-RC, LRB, Project Management, Member, Institute of Navigation, Certificate of Chartered Membership, Loss Prevention Foundation, USA, Life Member Company of Master Mariners of India, Member- Meteorological Society, Chartered Member – Marine Technological Society, USA, Life-Member – Loss Prevention Association, India, GLIRM-Data Privacy, Business Code & Ethics-Corporate Compliance, Information Risk Awareness, Business Writing Delegation of Authority, Hazardous Materials Packaging & Shipping, Telephone Skills for Quality, Course Data Acknowledgement, MOC, Certificate of Manual Of Compliance, Workplace Diversity & Harassment, Emotional Intelligence, Achieving Personal Goals, Understanding & Using Contracts Marine Trash & Debris Awareness & Elimination, Balancing Family & Work, Effective Communication Delegating, Time Management, Managing Stress, Anti-Harassment, Employee, Anti-Harassment, Supervisor, Intellectual Property Rights – Employees, Intellectual Property Rights – Supervisors, ISPS, HIV-Aids, Proactive Employee Workplace Policy, Manual Of Compliance - All Volumes, Maximizing Productivity, Diversity & Thomas Jones, Shipping Procedures - Operations Users Verification, Developing Childs Critical Thinking Skills, Recognising & Managing Anger, Building a Successful Team, Five Why Awareness, Personality Differences, Introduction to Oil Shipping, Budgeting Basics, Decision Leader, Internet Basics, Back-to-Fitness, II&R Operational Excellence-Mentor, Incident Investigation &Reporting GM-Supers, The Contracting & Procurement Manual Value At Risk Concept, PM-CE, Cardio Health Programme, Cross Cultural Understanding, Knowledge Planet, Learning History, Discovering Hedging, Introduction to Petroleum Chemistry, Introduction to Refinery Economics, Loss Prevention Foundation, Members List, Graduates List; OSHA Certification, Course Completion Certificates, Crowd Manager Workshop, Anti Piracy Defence Course, IMSN, Dangerous Cargo Endorsement, Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator, International Commercial Contract Management – Procurement, Start My Own Business, Business Management & Administration I, Managing Supplier Performance, Incident Investigation, Incident Prevention & Risk Assessment, Negotiation No-No's, Individual Communication, Business Management & Administration II, Ethical Supplier Interaction, Services Contracting Part-I, Services Contracting Part-II, Team Communication, Outlining OSHAS-18001, Planned Inspections.



Designated as the Marine Operations Advisor, this was a posting with a Global Oil Major in their West Africa Strategic Business Unit. My technical and professional expertise was utilized in the Shipping & Marine Operations of Oil and Gas exploration divisions. The post was held for almost seven years.

The West Africa business unit is a Production and exploration field operations area, located in the deep swamp

and is a closed / fenced-in camp. The operations mainly involved Surveying,

Drilling, Construction, Production and Process Engineering, Terminal Operations and Management, Exports,

Maintenance, Projects, Supply Chain Management, Aviation support, Facilities Management and HSE. Each one of

these operations required the extensive use of a variety of craft which included survey vessels, anchor handlers,

line boats, pull back tugs, pusher tugs, OSV’s, security patrol vessels, fast crew boats, emergency response

vessels, spill containment vessels, pipe lay barges, SEWOP’s and accommodation barges (houseboats).

As the Marine Operations Advisor, this would require the detailing for the vessel specs, short list and finalize the

suitable craft, be involved in the tendering process, monitor the pre-mob and compliance inspections throughout

the tenure of the contract and manage the same. Solving day-to-day operational problems was another key function.

Additional responsibilities included overseeing the vetting inspections, contracts enforcement, being reviewer for

new projects, training and upgrading the local work force and the contractor / supplier personnel and leading the

ASRM effort.

As the SME and the team leader I was actively involved in the II&R process to investigate incidents and recommend corrective measures. Being cross-functional, this was a shared service extended to all the departments mentioned above.

I am certified in Project Management & Implementation and in Contracts & Procurement Management.

I have the OSHA certification which qualifies me as a trainer for the program as well as being eligible to conduct

audits. I am also an accredited OCIMF-OVID Inspector & earlier, a SIRE Inspector.

As a Marine Pilot, the role included managing the VLCC and the SPM’s, oversee loading operations and enforce

the contracts as far as the Terminal Operations and Exports division was concerned.

Prior to this, I was the Sr. Port Captain & Sr. Marine Pilot with functions as General Manager – Marine

Operations in the world’s largest grass roots refinery. As a qualified full tonnage pilot, I handled the Tanker

Terminal Operations which included SPM’s and VLCC’s, product & chemical tankers. I was involved in this

Terminals’ Construction and Installation project from its construction days, mostly with the laying of the two

SPM’s, the terminal jetties and the related piping’s, writing up of all procedures and getting the terminal and all operations ISO certified for Safety, Quality & Environment. In one of our external port interests, I supervised the setting up of the FFA and the “Vaikoma” anti-pollution boom and conducted training and drills. The supervision & construction of the two pilot boats from design to delivery was executed by me. As part of my responsibilities, I had attended, the proceedings of The Executive Committee of the 76th Session of The Maritime Safety Committee, IMO which was in session along with The Diplomatic Conference of The United Nations at The IMO, in London. My entire work profile gained me ample exposure & expertise in risk assessment, risk management,

loss prevention & various aspects of marine insurance.

Having been a ships’ Captain for over twelve years (certified Master Mariner FG, currently valid), this is my core competency which includes experience on crude tankers, FPSO, product tankers and cargo ships, all engaged in

international commercial trade and which lasted until 1998. Since then, my practice ashore has once again been

on almost every ship type.

The Masters’ Up-gradation & Revalidation Course and my professional CoC has been revalidated and endorsed to

the latest STCW standards of compliance, which includes the LCHS Course (Management Level) and the DCE-Level 2 endorsement.

More recently, the intense and challenging course on International Commercial Contracting Management

(Procurement) USA, Crowd Management, International Maritime Anti-Piracy Defense Course, Supplier & Negotiation Management from NLP, USA; Accident Prevention, Incident Investigation & Communication (Team &

Individual), OSHAS-18001 courses by DNV-USA and courses in Business Administration & Management have been successfully completed.

My travels and work experience collectively, have given me exposure and understanding rich in Cultural Diversity.


Chennai, India,
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