To fulfil obligation as a maritime professional in rendering the industry with my vast sea-going experience including Training & HR development needs of the industry.
To share the professional knowledge in ensuring the future needs of the maritime industry.
I am an Indian National citizen serving as Captain on board Double Hull
Supertankers/VLCC’s owned & operated by American Eagle Tankers.
At present, I am working for AET Ship Management Pte Ltd., Singapore, a fully owned subsidiary of the MISC (PETRONAS) group who also own & operate “American Eagle Tankers” from Houston, Texas, USA. I had been employed by Neptune Ship Management Services Pte Ltd. since September’1995 for serving on board their Aframax Double Hull tankers plying mainly in the US Gulf – Mexico, Caribbean and European waters. I have completed more than 12 years of continuous service on board “American Eagle Tankers” ever since joining the fleet in 1995 and am currently in service even after the change of Ownership from NOL to MISC (PETRONAS). Prior to my joining Neptune Ship Management Services Pte Ltd, I was working for various reputed shipping companies like Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd., Univan Ship Management-Hong Kong, etc.
I have been operating their ships under ISM code. I am fully conversant with ISM code procedures including audit and implementation of the code; In fact, I have been carrying out external audit for various tanker ships of the company fleet. I am also fully conversant with the OPA-90 & US coast guard requirements for tankers.
I have carried out various port state control inspections on ships under my command and am fully versed with all requirements and procedures. I am well versed with the Classification Society’s role in the Maritime industry & I have been associated with many classification societies like DNV, NKK, Lloyd’s, etc during my tenure on board ship as Ship Master.
I have more than 22 years command experience on board mostly Tankers/bulk carriers. I have sailed with multi-national crew’s & have vast experience in Crew Management behaviour.
I have been sailing as Master on board Oil tankers of various sizes including VLCC continuously for the past fifteen years.
I have 34 years of sea service to my credit starting from the age of seventeen when I qualified to join Training ship “Rajendra” owned and operated by the government of India after which I served my apprenticeship with the state owned Shipping corporation of India with whom I served until my First Mate’s certificate of competency.
I have excellent references with highly placed shipping industry Managers in India & all over the world
Completed High School after whch completed the Training Ship "Rajendra" course thereafter qualifying for 2nd Mate's, Mate's followed by Master's FG thus reaching the highest designation of Ship Master.
Master's F G (i.e. 1st Class) along with following additional courses besides all the mandatory STCW-95 requirements:-
1) Ship Security Officer.
2) Ship Handling / VLCC handling / STS course.
3) Bridge resource management.
4) Bridge Team Management.
5) Situational Leadership course.
Excellent communication & PR including intra-personal skills in handling multi-national crews/personnel.
An extremely tactful adminstrator with high professional ship handling skills also possessing a very high standard of safety oriented ship board tasks.
Very experienced Master mariner with first hand experience in handling all regulatory authorities lkie the USCG, Classification societies & Oil Majors.