Introduction to Company of Master Mariners of India

Speakers :
Capt. Vivek Bhandarkar
Capt. Santha Kumar
Capt. Gajanan Karanjikar
Capt. Vijay Sharma
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Date & Time :
29/01/2024 at 5:00 PM IST
Price :
Duration :
2 hrs

Event Sessions

Session 1 :
29/01/2024 at 5:00 PM IST   To   29/01/2024 at 7:00 PM IST  (2 Hours)

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Many of us may or many have heard about the Company of Master Mariners of India (CMMI) but all of us would have thought of either benefiting or giving back to our fraternity depending on what stage of our career we are in. We all would have also planned to be part of a larger professional network of mariners and understand how we could learn and just keep ourselves updated. 


In this regard, Sea and Beyond is doing a webinar with CMMI and the key points covered in the webinar will be:

  • Origins and vision of the Company of Master Mariners of India
  • A broad overview of how it is governed and where all is it affiliated to
  • Which all government bodies are CMMI partnered and how do we support them?
  • How is CMMI helping the cause of seafarers?
  • Who can become a member of CMMI? Is it open to non-master mariners as well?
  • What are the various chapters of CMMI?
  • How can you enroll and the benefits
  • Testimonials of various members who have benefited.


This webinar is a must-attend for anyone who wants to enhance their network, be part of a larger community, and contribute to it.


The webinar will be presented by


  1. Capt. Vivek K. Bhandarkar, Secretary General of CMMI
  2. Gajanan Karanjikar, Warden and Chair of Nashik Chapter
  3. Capt Santha Kumar, Chairman Membership committee,
  4. Capt Vijay Sharma, HSSEQ Manager and New member


About CMMI.

Founded in 1957 by a group of Master Mariners and registered under the Company's Act of 1956, 'The Company of Master Mariners of India' is a professional body representing Master Mariners with the purpose of developing and promoting the traditions and standards of the Merchant Navy in India. Today it is the only body of its kind in India with 15 chapters, 2 overseas chapter and over 3500 members.

CMMI provides a valuable service to the seafarers in India through various activities such as conducting educational seminars, publishing books and magazines, advising and assisting the DGS and promoting the Merchant Navy as a career option for youngsters.


The webinar would consist of the following:

  • A 30-35 minute presentation by Capt. Bhandarkar and Capt. Gajanan where in they would talk about CMMI.
  • 20-25 minutes of Q&A wherein the presenters would take questions
  • A quick feedback survey about the webinar


Warm Regards,
Sea and Beyond

About the Speakers

Capt. Vivek Bhandarkar
Secretary General of CMMI,

Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the maritime industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Operations Management, Digital Printing, Port Management, and International Shipping. Strong business development professional with a Master,FG focused in SDPO Unlimited

Capt. Santha Kumar
Chairman, membership committe of CMMI,

Capt. Santha Kumar is Chairman, membership committee of CMMI and has initiated chapters at Vizag, Kakinada, dubai and Combitore.

He is working as Vice President Of Commercial Operations at Hanza Energy Ltd.

He has structured two Liquefied Gas Carrier deals from Sale and Purchase, Finance , Management and Commercial Operations. A 360 degree Shipping knowledge and experience.
We provide complete Commercial Solution and Management for Shipments covering PETROLEUM GAS, Liquid Petroleum ,Bitumen or dry commodities.
Charter Party - Lay time- Demmurrage- Freight negotiation for Time charter-Voyage Charter-Carriage of Affreightments- Spot Charter- for Crude Oil/Petroleum Products- Bitumen Tankers- LPG Cargoes

Specialties: Specialised in Liquid GAS/Dry Bulk Chartering. Close liaison with Traders to provide end to end solutions


Capt. Gajanan Karanjikar
Warden and chair of Nashik chapter, CMMI President, AIMPA,

 After a sailing career on various types of vessel, Capt Karanjikar stepped ashore in 2008. he wears various hats and is a avid believer in giving back to the society. 

Master Mariner, ​S​sustainability Professional, ​G20 Presidency- ​WG - Consultant. ​​ ESG Auditor (implementor/Verifier) GAoS (Global Ambassador of sustainability),  President-All India Marine Pilots Association, CMMI- warden, IIM- Visiting Faculty,   HBR - Adv Board

Capt. Karanjikar has been speaker at

  • ICS seminar on Blue Economy in Dec. 2019
  • CII Business conclave at Chennai 2018 and 2019, on Port Governance, Ease of doing Business and Cabotage
  • Coastal Shipping Conclave in Kochi 2018.
  • Maritime spectrum at Jan 2018 , for CMMI on Coastal shipping and its challenges
  • IIM Indore for Talk series on "Leadership in Dynamic Environment".
  • Maritime conclave 2017- Mumbai
  • Maritime spectrum- on Shipping, Singapore 2015
  • Maritime potpourri on Port State control 2010
  • Nautical Institute "Command" seminar on leadership on Board Ship.

Capt. Vijay Sharma
HSE Manager with leading Shipping Company,

17yrs sailing experience on Chemical tanker 
Previous work experience  ashore in the capacity of Marine Superintendent and Vessel operator with Synergy Navis and Maersk Tankers.

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