Resumption of room booking


This is to inform you that Merchant Navy Club has resumed its services to the seafaring communities. The accommodation facilities and canteen are open now. Presently Accommodation is available for shipping companies & Agents for their crew change purpose, students attending MMD Examinations. All Seafarers visiting Kochi can also avail the accommodation facilities.  The present room tariff is appended below:-

Suite Rooms: Rs.3390/-

Deluxe A/C family Rooms: Rs.1695/-

Single A/C Rooms: Rs.950/-

Non A/C Single Rooms: Rs.600/-

(Rates are inclusive of GST)

  • Suite Rooms, Deluxe Rooms & Single AC rooms are available for online booking …. Click Here for booking now.
  • Please contact the Front Office reception or send an Email for Non AC room booking. [email protected]
  • The dormitories are closed in view of the spreading Covid-19 Pandemic.
  • The stay in the Club’s Hostel accommodation will be strictly as per the Covid-19 protocols and guidelines.




KERALA – 682003

MOBILE: 94977 35822

Front Office Reception : (0484) 4010800,

(0484) 4040950 – Office Hours.

EMAIL: [email protected]


Merchant Navy club Quarantine facility

Quarantine centre at Merchant Navy Club


Merchant Navy Club has been converted as a Quarantine centre for the ships CREW Members SIGNING OFF at cochin Port, in compliance of the SOP in this regard, promulgated by the Director General of Shipping, GOI. Accordingly, the club has been providing following rooms w.e.f 15th May 2020, details as follows:-

Suite Rooms – 2 Nos

Deluxe AC Room – 7 nos.

Single AC Rooms – 10 Nos.

Non AC Single Rooms – 8 Nos.

(All rooms with toilet attached)

The Quarantined crew members should follow the procedures and guidelines laid down by the respective Administration.

Please refer the DG shipping Order No.12 of 2020 on standard operating procedures/Protocols (SOP) for controlled crew change dated 22-04-2020 and the Guidelines for Quarantine facilities Covid-19 by the National Centre for Disease Control, Govt. of India, Ministry of Health and family welfare.

Interested Shipping companies and Seafarers may contact directly or email to [email protected] for booking.

Anand Ackare
Merchant navy club
Willingdon Island
Mob: 9497735822
Email: [email protected]

Dedication ceremony of the Memorial : Anchor of Dredger “LORD WILLINGDON” by Cine Artist Shri Mohanlal


Dedication ceremony of
(Cine Artist & Padma Bhushan Recipient)

Saturday, 7th September 2019 at 9:00 AM at

The modern port of Cochin is situated in “Wllingdon Island”- a historical
monument of human efforts which was constructed reclaiming 3.2 of land under the visionary leadership of a British Harbour Engineer Sir Robert Bristow and named after Lord Willingdon – the 32 nd Viceroy of India who was instrumental in the implementation of this green-field port at the southern end of Indian peninsula.

On May 26, 1928, Capt. Bullen of the steam ship `Padma’, coming down from Bombay sailed calmly into this newly made harbour and the modern port of Cochin was thus opened to the world.
This colossal reclamation work was achieved with the help of a dredger by
name ‘Lord Willingdon’, which worked relentlessly since its arrival at
Kochi in 1926 till the successful completion of this mammoth project.

Having outlived her life Dredger Willingdon sank off the Cochin harbour in 1979, but the remains of her proud memories- “the Anchor” – is being installed in front of the Merchant Navy Club, Kochi as a befitting memorial.
The monument- “The Anchor that made this island”, conceived and executed by famous Artist Maraprabhu Ramachandran is a tribute to the long saga of ambition, skill, determination and perseverance of Robert Bristow and his team in making one of the safest harbours in the peninsula.

NMDC Friendship Tournament


Want a burst of happiness and relaxation?

Get involved in a physical activity. Whether you are a Mariner, Govt official or Company executive – physical activity triggers brain chemicals that make you feel happier and more relaxed.

Team sports in particular provide a chance to unwind and engage in a satisfying challenge that improves your fitness. They also provide social benefits by allowing you to connect with team-mates and friends in a recreational setting.

With this objective, the Merchant Navy Club, Kochi has developed a Futsal (Five-a-side Football) court with artificial turf and two Cricket Practice nets which are now open not only to seafarers and our esteemed members, but also to all from the shipping fraternity.

Team sports such as Football and Cricket are breeding grounds for leadership traits. The opportunity to train, try, win, or lose together, help the people to develop a “team mindset” in the workplace and in social situations leading to strong leadership qualities over time. Further, it is a platform for social net-working and therein building a cordial and interactive environment among the stakeholders.

Taking a lead in this direction, the Merchant Navy Club, Kochi, in connection with the National Maritime Day Celebrations 2019 is organizing a Friendship Tournament ( Football, Cricket & Table Tennis) exclusively for the stakeholders of the shipping fraternity at Kochi.

The Tournament will commence with the Inauguration of the Sport Centre on 16th March 2019 and culminate with the National Maritime Day Celebrations on 5th April 2019. Attractive Prizes and Cash awards are waiting for the winners.

Tech-Talk on 23rd February 2018



As part of the “public -outreach” initiatives of the Directorate General of Shipping, Govt. of India, the Mercantile Marine Department, Kochi is organizing a “Tech-Talk” by one of the lead personalities of international shipping, Capt. Rajesh M. Unni, CEO of Synergy Group of Companies, Singapore on 23rd February 2018.

Capt. Unni will be talking on two topically relevant subject- (i) “Seafarers for the Future (session-I) and (ii) “Building a Safe and Secure Gateway” (session-2).

Please find attached herewith the invitation to the programme. However, due to space constraints, we will be limiting the number of participants and hence Pre-registration for the programme is compulsory. If interested, please confirm your attendance at the earliest through the contact details provided in the invitation.

If you are from an organization engaged in maritime activities, you can also opt for reserving a Table (Max.6 participants).

‘QUARTERDECK’ Inauguration


Dear All,

It gives me tremendous joy to invite each and every mariner to a celebration of a legacy for posterity for the entire fraternity.

Presenting ‘QUARTERDECK’. An exclusive lounge designed and created by Mariners at the Merchant Navy Club, Willingdon Island, Kochi for service to the Merchant Marine.

Inauguration and dedication by Shri Ajithkumar Sukumaran, honourable Principal Officer – cum- Joint Director General of Shipping, MMD Kochi.

Venue : Merchant Navy Club, Willingdon Island, Kochi

Date : 07 November 2017

Time : 1800 hrs.

Below entities have laboured hard to achieve this dream

Lead sponsor & creator of ‘QUARTERDECK’


Associate sponsors


All Mariners are welcome.

Capt R.V Rajesh Nambiar
Secretary, CMMI Kochi

Meghdootam – Dance Performance by Debamitra Sengupta


Indian classical dance has a distinct character that reflects the great cultural and traditional endeavour. The forms of Indian dance have transcended beyond the fences and socio-cultural hindrances. Exponents of the Indian classical dances, despite of their background and forms, have played a crucial role in presenting India to the forefront of the World stage.

By watching, enjoying and encouraging such god-blessed, talented, artists of our great nation, we are not only recognising them individually and collectively, but, also re-inventing our rich cultural heritages and passing on them to our gen-next. I believe, this is one of our social obligations as well.

It was against this background, that the maritime community of Kochi has always tried to introduce such exceptional talents to our fraternity. A few months back, we had a unique performance by renowned Mohinayattam exponent Methil Devika in connection with the inauguration of the new building of the Merchant Navy Club. I am sure, those who enjoyed that performance will agree with me that Devika’s performance stand out not only for its well researched and thought-provoking themes rooted in mythology, Indian tradition and philosophy, but also for its freshness and vivacity.

Friends, this time, along with the 54th National Maritime Day Celebrations at Kochi, we are bringing to you another visual treat – a world class dance drama- “Meghdootam”, by the internationally acclaimed Odissi exponent Debamitra Sengupta of Kolkata Mayur Lalit Dance Academy. I am sure this could give some rare moments to keep in memory for all of us……

Once again inviting you all for the National Maritime Day Celebrations at 5:30PM on 5th April 2017 at Merchant Navy Club, Kochi and thereafter for this exquisite dance choreography which would bring alive on stage the passion of ‘Yaksha’ as he pines for his beloved with the exotic descriptions of the rivers, cities, women, forests, mountains which the Cloud passes through, with English narration and very vibrant and soulful music.

(Ajithkumar Sukumaran)

Membership Details of the Club


A Seafarer welfare initiative from the Ministry of Shipping, Govt of India. Under the aegis of the Director General of Shipping, Govt of India.
“A club where seafarers of all countries would have the opportunity of meeting together and cultivating mutual acquaintance and promoting good fellowship.”

It is internationally recognized that the seafarers, after weeks and months of isolated life onboard ships need shore
based recreational and welfare facilities within their reach to refresh and recuperate themselves and ‘seafarers’ Club’ is therefore an inseparable part of any international Port facility, as has been expressly provided under various statues, inter-alia, the Merchant Shipping Act and the Indian Port Act.

Shipping is an international industry governed by international maritime conventions developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The International Labour Organisation (ILO) issued the recommendations to the Seafarers’ Welfare Recommendation, 1970 and later framed the International Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, to specifically deal with the welfare of the seafarers.

It is socially obligatory to the member states to implement the provisions of the said Convention, including those for the welfare measures such as Seafarers’ Hostels and shore based recreational facilities and it was against this background that the Government of India developed the infrastructure for the welfare of seafarers in the Port of Kochi, popularly known as the “Merchant Navy Club”

Contact : Merchant Navy Officers’ & Seamen Association (MNOSA), Bristow Rd, Willingdon Island, Kochi-682003,

Tel: 91 – 484 – 2666644 / 4040950 | Fax: 91- 484 – 4010800

Email: [email protected], Website:

Contact Person : Shri. Anand Ackare, Manager, Mob: Mob: 94977 35822