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MoPSW Awarded Sagar Samman Awards on National Maritime Day 2024

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SagarSamman Awards were awarded on the 61st National Maritime DayOn the occasion of the 61st National Maritime Day (5th April 2024), the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) awarded the Sagar Samman Awards acknowledging exemplary contributions within the maritime sector.

  • The award was presented during the event organised by the National Maritime Day Celebrations (NMDC) Central Committee at Yashwantrao Chavan Centre in Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • The observance of National Maritime Day 2024 was centred around the theme “Sustainable Shipping: Opportunities and Challenges”.

Winners of Sagar Samman Awards:

Sagar Samman Varun AwardDhirendra Kumar SanyalHighest honour for outstanding and sustained contributions to the Indian maritime sector
Sagar Samman Award for ExcellenceCaptain Kamal Kant ChoudharyRecognises consistently excellent contributions to the maritime sector
Sagar Samman Award for GallantryCaptain Subir Saha and
Captain OM Dutta
Honours acts of gallantry by Indian Seafarers, encouraging emulation of their exemplary conduct.

NMDC Central Committee Awards (NMDC Awards):

The NMDC Awards for Outstanding Maritime Training Institutes and Recognitions were also announced during the event.

The award recognises institutions and employers for their exceptional contributions to the maritime industry

Winners of NMDC Awards:

i.Recognition of Outstanding Indian Employers of Seafarers:

Winner: The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI)

ii.Recognition for Outstanding Maritime Training Institutes:

Pre-sea training institutes conducting courses for Officer Cadets (Nautical & Engineering)
1Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy (AEMA), Karjat, Maharashtra
2Tolani Maritime Institute, Talegaon, Pune, Maharashtra
3The Great Eastern Institutes of Marine Studies, Lonavala, Maharashtra
Post-sea training institutes conducting Competency Courses
1Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training, Tidal Park, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
2Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training, Kilpauk, Chennai, TN
3FOSMA Maritime Institute And Research Organisations, Kolkata, West Bengal

iii.Recognition of Outstanding Foreign Employers of Indian Seafarers:

Shipboard berth between 501 to 1000 Gross tonnage (GT)
1BW Maritime Pvt Ltd.
2Suntech Crew Management Pvt. Ltd
Shipboard berth above 1000 GT
1Synergy Maritime Pvt Ltd
2Anglo Eastern Ship Management Pvt Ltd
3MSC Crewing Services Private Limited

Key People:

Vice Admiral Sanjay Bhalla, AVSM, NM, Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command, Indian Navy, Shyam Jagannathan, Director General of Shipping & Chairman, NMDC (Central) Committee, Dr. Raut Pandurang, Deputy Director General of Shipping and Member Secretary, NMCDC (Central) Committee delivered the vote of thanks. were present during the event.

About National Maritime Day:
National Maritime Day is annually observed across India on 5th April to commemorate the maiden voyage of the first Indian-owned vessel “S S Loyalty” from Mumbai to London in 1919.
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