? Weekly columnist for a Maritime magazine published out of Mumbai.
? Maritime articles published regularly in shiptalk.com, a premier online seafarer portal owned by Seacurus, UK.
? Articles continue to be disseminated by Globalmet to its members. The "Global Maritime Education and Training Association" is an Australian incoprorated which holds a NGO Consultative Status at the IMO. It is an Asia-Pacific association of organisations involved in maritime education and training.
? Formally commended by employers for professionalism shown, as Master, in dealings with charterers.
? Pilotage exemption in Singapore port and Japan pilotage, which included berthing and unberthing without tugs or pilots in both locations.
? Raised revenues more than four times within four months of joining a software training and development organisation headquartered in the US. This included negotiating with and servicing well known US clients. (2001), and developing business in India.
? Experience as Marine Cargo Superintendent at Singapore. Successfully introduced chartered vessels in the South East Asian trade, leading to the owners nominating their own vessels instead. Took Command of the first of these vessels to position her for the trade.
? Ranked 7th worldwide in the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Examinations in 1988
? Attained the highest rank of Senior Cadet Captain while under pre-sea training on the “Rajendra”
? Awarded the Chief of Naval Staff Discipline Shield and the Henri Kummerman award for journalistic writing/reporting while under pre-sea training.
Experience and Employment History
December 2007 to present: Weekly columnist for a maritime magazine and many others. Sub editor and writer at large.
2004/2007 Master with Wallem Shipmanagement, Hong Kong, mainly on RORO and car carriers .
2002/2004 Master with American President Lines/NOL Singapore on container vessels.
2000/2001 Owners Representative, India for Igenesis Inc USA.
1998/2000 Master with American President Lines/NOL Singapore on container vessels.
1991/1997 Master and Marine Cargo Superintendent with Nortrans Singapore
1989/ 1991 Chief Officer, Nortrans, Singapore
1988/1989 2nd/Chief Officer with Denholm’s Glasgow
1983/1988 3rd/2nd Officer with KCMA, Hong Kong
1982 3rd Officer, Egon Oldendorff, Lubeck
1978/1981 Apprentice with The Scindia Steam Navigation Company, Bombay, India
• Member of The Institute Of Chartered Ship--brokers, London, 1988.
(Intermediate exams '87, ranked 7th worldwide in final examinations in 1988)
• Master Mariner (unrestricted), 1988, revalidated last for STCW 95 in 2006, valid till 2011
• Bachelor of Arts, Economics.
• Pre Sea Training at T.S. Rajendra, rank Senior Cadet Captain, July 1978.
• St. Xavier’s College, Bombay. Intermediate Science
• St Xavier’s School Calcutta
• St. Xavier’s School Delhi.
Master Mariner, unlimited tonnage, India.
Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London, in 1988
? GOC, Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS), U.K
? Advanced Firefighting
? Marine Communications
? Shipmasters Medicare
? Automatic Radar Plotting Aids
? Radar and Navigation Simulator
? Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats
? Survival at Sea
? Personal Safety and Social Responsibility.
? Ship Security Officer
? Hazmat Course.
? Company Seminars
? Periodic upgradation/revalidation for Master Mariners as per statutory requirements.
? A self-motivated and hard working individual with wide experience in differing aspects of ship related work as a Ship Captain since 1991.
? Experience as Ship Superintendent (Cargo) looking after logistics, operations, pre-vetting chartering and liaison with agents, ports, charterers and stevedores
? Elected a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London, in 1988.
? Headed the Indian arm of a US based software development and training company with multiple offices and over a hundred and fifty employees, with particular focus on Business Development for about two years.
? Able to use high initiative and work as part of a team.
? Proven leadership and multitasking skills including more than a decade in command of ships and as head of a software company.
? Proven commercial and operational skills handling operations and fixing cargo in Singapore, as Marine Cargo Superintendent. Cargo shipped was mainly steel, heavy lift, project and breakbulk.
? Able to manage and motivate other staff to achieve company objectives under pressure.
? An effective communicator at all levels within and outside an organisation.
? First-rate problem solving and analytical skills.
• Writing articles, short stories and poems published in newspapers and magazines in India and abroad, and online
• Travel. Moderator for a premier US based online India travel forum.
• Swimming, chess, table tennis and boxing