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Vessel Operations

Summary Profile

  • Persistence guarantees results in shipping profession. With 18 years of experience in ship operation, maintenance, Dry Dock repairs and Quality Assurance & Safety Management I believe I have achieved the quality of persistence.
  • Manage a wide spectrum of ship machineries, equipment & utilities on their operation, maintenance and repair.
  • Have always ensured adherence to the highest standards of Health, Safety, Security, Quality and Environment and compliance with relevant rules and regulations.
  • For more than 6 years since I have been in management role I am actively involved in training and mentoring of onboard staff, providing an example of leadership in all types of situations.
  • Adept in effective interaction with people of diverse nationalities and comfortable working in multi-national setup.
  • Describe myself as a well-balanced and hard working employee with an appetite to succeed and strive towards perfection in my job.
  • Possess exceptional troubleshooting, analytical & organizational capability with exemplary skills in maintaining composure under pressure.
  • I can be a part of a team and develop a team as well with different cultures.
  • Fluency in verbal/written English; conversant in Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil.
  • Good working knowledge of standard computer programmes.



  • Conceptualizing and implementing plans/strategies to facilitate smooth execution of projects along with maintenance and repairs carried on board various vessels.
  • Can monitor projects with respect to Cost, Resource Deployment, Quality Compliance and Manpower planning to ensure timely execution of laid maintenance guidelines.
  • Supervising and over-seeing the various stages of vessel’s construction in the yard.
  • Take-over of LNG vessel from yard involved in commissioning sea and gas trails.
  • Instrumental in successful clearing of vessel PSC, ISM, SIRE, NAV,MLC audits and Annual survey with all oil majors including CDI  inspection on chemical ships.
  • Extensive experience in Oil, Chemical & Liquefied Natural Gas shipping.


Ship / Vessel operations

  • Effective collabration with Port & Terminal for quick turn around and earned appreciation from charterers for creating win win situation for all.
    • Monitoring vessel’s operations to assess efficiency & optimize where ever possible.
    • Effective budget control and judicious expenditure to ensure cost performance.
    • Planning, budgeting and supervision of dry-docking& maintenance of vessel.
    • Overseeing maintenance operations & scheduling corrective /preventative maintenance.
    • Manage and supervise shipboard technicians, surveyors and third party contractors.

Safety Management

  • Implement safety systems & procedure for minimizing occupational hazards, pollution prevention & protection of Marine environment.
  • Create awareness about safety among crew & officers through their active involvement with various case studies, training programs and Technical circulars floated within the company.
  • Internal Audit and vetting inspection for the vessel whereby all operational aspects are tested and verified for compliance with the company/maker’s requirement.
  • Being an integral part of the Shipboard Management Team, play an active role in the implementation and compliance of the integrated management system.
  • Review of processes and procedures being followed to further and continuously improve by identifying the critical tasks involved.

Quality Assurance

  • Formulating systems and procedures, ensuring and enhancing smooth Vessel/business operations.
  • Implementing various systems and processes in the organization to ensure smooth, effective and safe business operations including effective use of master’s accounts.

Personnel Management

  • Devising and planning training programs and discussion forums for the ship board personnel.
  • Aligning team members around organizational strategy and values.
  • Managing personnel issues of floating staff including crew training, appraisals, health and welfare etc.


Shell International Trading & Shipping Company

  • Instrumental in promoting accountability, ownership & sense of belonging among shipboard staff.
  • Recognised for exceptional role in delivering from shipyard & consummating maiden voyage of one of the world’s largest LNG tanker.
  • Selected into the Nakilat LNG fleet on the basis of consistently high performance in the oil fleet.
  • Expertise in handling the ship and con the vessel from Pilot – Berth – Pilot area.
  • Handling Operations and Maintenance of Liquefied Natural Gas
  •  Knowledge of the Cryostar Reliq Plant.
  • Full in charge of LNG cargo loading/Discharging operations(More than 70 ops) in different terminals across the world.
  • Overall in charge for the deck maintenance of the ship and its equipment.

Dec 2009 – present q-max  lng                      Chief Officer (Q-Max)

Feb 2008 – Dec 2009  lng vessel                   2 Officer (Conventional LNG/Q-Max)                         

Oct 2005 – Nov 2007    oil fleet                   2 Officer (VLCC/Afarmax/Product)

Other companies

Fleet Management Pvt.Ltd              

 Apr 2004 – Nov 2004                         CHEMICAL TANKER                        2 Officer                          

V-SHIPS Inc             

Aug 1999 - Oct 2002                        CHEMICAL/OIL TANKERS              2/3OFFICER


  • Class II Certificate of Competency,2004 Maritime and Coast Guard Agency, United Kingdom.
  • Higher National Diploma in Nautical Studies, GCNS, Glasgow, United Kingdom (2003 – 2004)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer studies, Apple information technology, Chennai, India.1991
Trivandrum, Kerala,
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