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

01Sep

Dedication ceremony of
THE MEMORIAL ANCHOR OF
THE DREDGER “LORD WILLINGDON”
THAT MADE THE WILLINGDON ISLAND
BY
SHRI MOHANLAL,
(Cine Artist & Padma Bhushan Recipient)

On
Saturday, 7th September 2019 at 9:00 AM at
MERCHANT NAVY CLUB, KOCHI

The modern port of Cochin is situated in “Wllingdon Island”- a historical
monument of human efforts which was constructed reclaiming 3.2 Sq.km 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.

‘QUARTERDECK’ Inauguration

04Nov

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’

  • THE COMPANY OF MASTER MARINERS OF INDIA, KOCHI

Associate sponsors

  • MARINER’S SOCIETY
  • NAUTICAL INSTITUTE, INDIA SOUTHWEST
  • MERCHANT NAVY OFFICERS CRICKET CLUB, KOCHI

All Mariners are welcome.

Capt R.V Rajesh Nambiar
Secretary, CMMI Kochi

The Company of Master Mariners of India

23Oct

Fifty four masters mariners serving in Indian ports, Government, Shipping companies and ships at sea, founded the Company of Master Mariners in 1956 on similar lines and with similar aims and objects as Hon. Company of Master Mariner of United Kingdom. The memorandum and articles of association were prepared and approved on 8th August 1957 by the founder members. The Company was registered under the Company’s Act 1956 on 23rd August 1957.

cmmi

The memorandum and article were thereafter amended
(a) to increase fees
(b) to increase the membership and
(c) to grant option and regulate life membership.

Major amendments to the memorandum and articles of association were first considered by a two member committee of Capt. N. N. Bhansali and Capt. Dhyan Mangat in 1985/86.

To check out more details go to www.cmmikochi.com

 

Nautical Institute – India SW Branch

23Oct

The Nautical Institute is the international representative body for maritime professionals

The Nautical Institute is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with consultative status at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Our aim is to represent seafarers’ and practical maritime professionals’ views at the highest level.

As a representative body, the Institute fulfils its role in many different ways. Membership by proven qualifications and experience helps to set standards. The technical committees ensure that professional opinion and advice is fed back to the industry’s decision making bodies.

Publications written by practitioners for practitioners provide the best operational guidance available and the branches encourage professional development in local areas.

Aims and Objectives

The institute aims to provide the strongest possible professional focus, dedicated to improving standards of those involved in control of seagoing craft, while maintaining the Institute as an international centre of nautical excellence.

  • To represent the professional views of its members to and within the international, national and local bodies considering the safety and efficiency of shipping operations.
  • To promote and co-ordinate in the public interest the development of nautical studies in all its branches by:
    • Encouraging and promoting a high standard of qualification, competence and knowledge among those in control of seagoing craft including non-displacement craft.
    • Facilitating the exchange and publication of information and ideas on nautical science, encourage research and publish its results.
    • Establishing and maintaining appropriate educational and professional standards of membership.
    • Co-operating with Government Departments and other bodies concerned with statutory and other qualifications, and with universities and other educational institutes and authorities in the furtherance of education and training in nautical science and practice.
    • Encouraging the formation of Branches and professional groups in different areas worldwide.

Branches

The principal aim of the Branches is to promote the activities and increase the membership of The Nautical Institute in their area.

The Branches are vibrant, pro-active organisations of current professionals, and provide:

  • A local professional focus
  • Communication and fellowship with other nautical professionals (networking)
  • Solving professional problems through seminars and workshops
  • A programme of technical and social meetings
  • Local and, in some cases, national representation on regulatory bodies or user groups
  • Assistance with updating and professional development
  • Involvement with projects locally and internationally
  • Development of management and organisational skills

Nautical Institute Branches are grouped into world zones.

 

The Nautical Institute India – South West Branch (Kochi) inauguration took place on 26th September  2015 and the local branch is functioning from the Merchant Navy Club