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Talk on Ballast Water Management Convention at Cochin

Hearty Congratulations

Engine Room Simulator Courses At Cochin

National Seminar On Indian River Sea Vessels – A Holistic Approach


Talk on Ballast Water Management Convention at Cochin


Dr. Jose Matheickal, Chief Technical Advisor (Globallast), Marine Environment Division, IMO, presented a technical paper on Ballast Water Management System, IMO’s latest Convention, on 28th August, 2009 at a function arranged by the NMDC Committee at the Merchant Navy Club’s Auditorium, Wellingdon Island, Cochin. Mr. Ajith Sukumaran, Secretary of the NMDC committee welcomed Dr. Jose, the Chief Guest of the function, other dignitaries and all the other mariners attended the function. Mr.M.P. John, Chairman of the NMDC committee and PO (i/c), MMD, Cochin, presided over the function. Dr. Sasi kumar P.V, Chairman, IME (I), Cochin branch and Capt. Jose kutty Thomas, Chairman, Company of Master Mariners, Cochin branch offered felicitations. Mr. V.V.Paul, Engineer& Ship surveyor, proposed the vote of thanks. The function was very well attended by the marine fraternity including the students from the local training institutes.

The entire function was covered by Marine Biz TV




Hearty Congratulations


Prof. Sasi kumar P.V, Chairman, IME(I), Cochin branch was awarded the degree of ‘Doctor of Philosophy’(Ph.D) by National Law School of India University, Bangalore, the most prestigious law school in the country, for his thesis on “Green Ships and Cleaner Ports- An Integral Approach”, on 9th August,2009. The degree was awarded by the Chancellor of the university Justice Balakrishnan, Chief Justice of India.

In addition to MEO Class-I COC, Dr.Sasi kumar, also possess a First Class degree in Mechanical Engg., Batchelor degree in Law from Bombay University, Masters degree in Law(marine insurance- specialization) from Annamalai University and a first class degree of Master of Philosophy(M.Phil) from Madurai Kamaraj University.

After leaving the sea service with M/s SCI, he had worked as Supdt. Engr(Marine) with Mormugao Port Trust, Technical Supdt. with M/s Reliance Industries Ltd., Hazira, looking after the country’s first liquefied gas tanker fleet, Insurance surveyor, Loss Assessor and project consultant and Dredging Supdt, Sr. Technical Supdt. of cargo ships,  engineer surveyor with BV, and as senior surveyor and lead auditor of all management systems with M/s RINA. He has also enrolled as an advocate and is involved in Maritime Law, Marine insurance and Arbitration.



Engine Room Simulator Courses At Cochin

 (Operational and Management Level)

Cochin branch announces arrangement of Engine Room Simulator Courses, mandatory for operational and management level, from 24th August,2009 onwards, at the facility available with KM School of Marine Engineering, Cochin University.

Persons Interested may please contact Principal on 0484-2302491



Institute of Marine Engineers (India) Cochin Branch

Organizing A National Seminar On

Indian River Sea Vessels – A Holistic Approach

At  Taj Malabar, Willingdon Island, Cochin

On  December 16, 2009 From 9 Am To 5 Pm

Registration fee details -       Sponsored Delegates:           Rs.1000;

                                                Members of IME(I):           Rs.400;           Other Marine Members: Rs.500

Sponsorship fee details -       Event Sponsor:                   Rs. 1,00,000;

                                                Co-sponsor:                    Rs. 50,000;                    Associate Sponsor:  Rs.30,000

Advertisement tariff in Souvenir –

     Back outside cover (colour): Rs. 25,000,            Back inside cover (colour) : Rs. 20,000;

     Front inside cover (colour): Rs. 20,000,            Inside full page (colour): Rs. 15,000;

     Inside full page (B&W): Rs. 10,000,                   Inside half page (B&W): Rs. 5,000

To confirm your participation, advertisement in souvenir, sponsorship and other details contact:  

The Institute of Marine Engineers (India), Cochin Branch.

IME(I) House,  No.29/27, South Janatha Road Vyttila, Cochin-682019

Phone & Fax. 0484-2302491; e-mail:

Shri. M.P.John, Chairman: (0484-2666489; e mail:

Shri. A.R. Bhaskaran, Vice Chairman:

Shri. Swaminath, Hon. Secretary: (09447103657; e mail:

Shri. K.Krishnan, Convener : (09446865845; e mail: