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Shift Harbor Master/Senior Berthing Master/Berthing Master


Pilot vessels within harbor/dock limits,providing shore guidence to the v/ls passing through lock gates,bridge cuttings,turning v/ls in restricted basin/area,planning and execution of marine operations,allotment of pilot,tugs mooring crew,etc.,maintenance/development of jetty,lock gates,warfs etc.,impart practical training to marine crew/officers.


Employer:Calcutta Port Trust,India.

a)Worked as Pilot(Berthing Master/Senior Berthing Master)from June19,1974 to October31,2000.

Respocibilities:Pilot v/ls from lock gates to berth and vice-versa,shifting v/ls from berth to berth,in/out of dry dock,turning v/ls with assistance of tugs,providing shore guidence to v/ls trrough narrow bridge cuttings,assisting/attending v/ls in emergencies like fire/Norwester/storms etc.,attending controll room duties.

b)Promoted to and worked as Assistant Dock Master from November01,2000 toMarch31,2007.

Taking charge of a shift and being responsible for planning exicution of all marine operations including allotment of Pilots,tugs,mooring crew, operations of lock gates and bridges,providing shore guidence to v/ls coming alongside approch jetties,into/out of lock barrel,in/out of dry docks,turning v/lsin the basin,both with shore lines/capstains nd also with the help of tugs from shore,taking charge of operations during emergencies like fire and natural calamities.

In the year 1977 when a new dock system was opened for larger and deeper ships at Haldia Port Complex,about fifty six milesdown riverHoogly from Calcutta ,I was selected to pilot v/lsin the new dock system and worked there for 4 yrs.A clean accident-free service record of 32yrs.


Bachelor of science,University of Calcutta.

Subjects:Physics,Chemistry and Mathmatics.

Short courses in Pollution controll,Environtal management ,Disaster management ,Indian Institute of Port Management.


a)two years as marine apprentice on board inland vessels and ashore in different marine establishment

b)two years of on job trainng as probationary pilot

c) appeared examination to obtain pilot licence and declared competent to pilot vessela on June 1974, by Calautta Port Authority.


Acquired professional skills of superlative degree in handling/ manoeuvering vessels safely in all weather condition and also inhandling brokendown vessels without mainengine/deck power or both .Proficiency in planning and management while in charge of operations (as Assistant Dock Master)guaranteed smooth shipping movements.Manning maintence and developments have been looked after very efficiently whenever I was entrusted to do so.


Able to join in short notice, job acceptable anywhere in world.

Kolkata, Kolkata, India,
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