Vice president - Ship management
- Corporate / Senior Management
Senior manager at Jebsen ship management (ABOJEB Company Inc.) coupled with prior shore experience in ship
and crew management & backed by a solid 17 years sea career from cadetship to Master on various ships
including Oil tankers, LPG tankers, LNG tankers and Bulk / General cargo vessels. This experience gained while
working as above adhering to all statutory marine regulations and industry guidelines enabled me to grow
personally in my maritime skills as well as management of people. The additional role of VP-ISD during by last 2
years has developed various IT skills related to marine and office management within me, enabling me to
amalgamate my IT skills in to my marine jobs using latest technologies namely blockchain, machine learning and
smart ship technology resulting in more efficient results in projects I have handled.
Aug 2018 - current
Vice president, ISD & Shipmanagement. DPA, CSO – Jebsen Shipmanagement
Lead a team of technical superintendents, Marine superintendents, Marine purchasers and admin staff in ship
management of bulk carriers, containers, tankers and ro-pax vessels.
Management of change undertaken for various changes with special reference to IMO 2020 regulations.
Business development in charge for ship management, negotiating prospective business for the company.
Develop business strategies to ensure profit margins are as per expected budgets and improve on the same year
Board presentations of the department financial, and marine status of the vessels along with future plans for
Mentor and coach the team in coping with business plans and tackling associated issues.
Oversee the company IT hardware for 230 employees including local/cloud-based servers, local access points,
Maintain and develop the company crew software built inhouse.
Develop and implementation of cyber security plans for the company.
Sourcing and implementation of other 3rd party software like MS Navision, Danaos (ship management software)
& other such software’s including antivirus & malware detection products.
Prepare and guide the company towards the IT roadmap for machine learning, AI and blockchain.
Nov 2016 – Aug 2018
Head of Ship management, Marine manager, DPA, CSO – Jebsen Shipmanagement
Marine manager for all technically managed vessels developing and implementing the company SMS manuals for
safe management of the vessels
Company security officer for all vessels as required by the ISPS code.
Designated person ashore for all vessels in charge of safety of life, vessel and the environment.
Implementing compliance with new regulations like EU-MRV, Ballast water systems etc.
Incorporation of Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean crew into the company system.
Assessments and interviews of crew for vessels.
Development of competency programs / booklets for ships officers
Business development for crewing and ship management.
IT software incorporation into the company and implementation of the same (DANAOS ship management suite)
Jan 2014 – Oct 2016
Owners representative – Epic Gas Ltd Manila
Overall in charge of the office Epic Gas Crewing Inc. in Manila
Handling crewing operations for 45 LPG vessels.
Training of seafarers – In house courses like MESPAS, Ocean manager, Shipnet, ISF watchkeeper & MARIS
Vessel accounts / payroll.
Cadet recruitment and development.
Vessel IT support and implementation department.
Co-ordinate between the head office in Singapore and office in Manila, enforcing and implementing Head office
strategies and processes to achieve company vision in training and efficient crewing operations.
Visit vessels docking in Philippines and complete their internal audits, pre-vetting inspections and assistance to
master’s during SIRE vetting’s / CDI inspections.
Setup and make operational IT equipment on the vessels including servers, modules, network switches etc. for
the various software on board vessels.
Completed the Predictive index course successfully and use it to judge new recruits.
Handling legal issues of the office, P & I insurance claims and other seafarer claims (NLRC) against the company.
Develop and train the staff in Manila w.r.t. crewing operations, retention, seafarer trainings, seafarer
certification, cadet recruitment and development.
Architect and develop software on asp.net / sql. for crew management, vessel accounting system, recruitment
trackers, payroll etc.
Conducting interviews / selection of all deck officers joining the company including junior engineers.
Evaluation of candidate’s ready for promotion and developing training needs for them
Setup of the training centre in the office for shipboard trainings, both computer and class based trainings.
Presently running Ocean manager, Maris Ecdis, MESPAS, Shipnet, ISF watchkeeper & Voyager trainings
Completed the Training the Trainer course for Maris ECDIS and certified by Maris to carry out company based
ECDIS training and certification.
Setting up of the new office and handling the company name change in Manila including permissions from legal
bodies like the POEA, PRC and Marina, SEC for the same.
Preparing the office and getting the office certified as an ISO compliant office. Create policies and processes as
required to comply with various ISO standards.
Planning and execution of processes aimed at moving the office to a paperless system thus reducing Man hours.
Moved the office IT to a cloud-based system thus securing data and prevention of data loss.
Co-ordinating events with other manning / recruitment agencies to discuss various issues in manning, sourcing
and training of seafarers.
Handling company branding in the Manila office as per company branding guidelines and inclusion of company
into social media e.g. Facebook page, newspapers, websites & radio shows.
Budgeting and planning finances for various aspects of the office, trainings, and cadet’s recruitment and software
Feasibility study for opening new offices in other parts of Philippines like Cebu.
Mar 2013 – Dec 2013
(Promoted to Owners Representative in Manila) Safety and Training Superintendent – Epic Gas
Assigned handling of 8 LPG ships with respect to.
Travelling on board for internal audits, pre-vetting inspections, safety trainings, CDI inspections, accident
Safety and Cargo operations and planning.
Final interviews of Deck officers.
Sailing with the vessel for 10 to 12 days a month Training the ships officers and crew on the findings from
the Internal audits conducted.
Regular update of the Q88, Ocimf website to fill and check the Crew matrix and Vessels particulars.
Weather routing of the vessels to get the best efficiency and fuel economy.
Monitoring of monthly near miss, safety meetings and incident reports.
Checking and liaising for shipboard charts inventory and requirements.
Installation of digital publication, chart correction software and training officers on the same.
Aug 2011 – Mar 2013
Maersk Tankers Mumbai - Recruitment Manager
Recruit competent Officers and ratings (Sea Staff) for our vessels.
Training of officers on weaknesses identified onboard.
Plan and carry out RPS license audits for the manning license.
Incident investigation with respect to Human management, Staff complaints / Conflicts etc.
Payment and follow-up of Life insurance for seafarers who have lost their lives.
Liaison with Government officials for certificates, documents and other formalities.
Conduct new recruit logical tests / predictive analysis and determine suitability for the Job profile.
Generate monthly, quarterly and yearly reports of new recruits inducted and retained.
Arrange staff inductions while joining and conduct exit interviews for terminated / resigned employees.
Advertise in various media the company values and job vacancies.
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Created a website and Facebook page for Maersk India recruitment.
Created new systems on Access & Excel with Visual basic for database collection, tracking and recording the
May 2006 – May 2011
Senior Navigating Officer – LPG ships
British Petroleum – Singapore / Bergesen Worldwide & Varun shipping.
In Charge of navigation watches for 8 hours a day while at sea.
Compliance of all statutory and mandatory rules and regulations
Collection / Reporting of evidence in event of accidents, incidents etc and investigation of the same.
Assist in the update and upkeep of all statutory and mandatory Certificates required for sea worthiness of the
Preparing the vessel for Port state control, Vettings, Flag state inspections and rectifying any deficiency found.
Planning the rest hours of all crew / officer’s and reporting any non-compliance.
In charge of loading, Discharging, and Care of cargo (LPG) including cargo calculations, preparations of cargo
tanks and Loss prevention.
In charge of maintenance of ships decks, cargo equipment, pipelines.
May 2000 – Dec 2005
Navigating Officer – LNG /LPG/Oil ships (NYK tankers / Anglo Eastern ship mgmt.)
In Charge of navigation watches for 8 hours a day while at sea.
Preparation of all port entry documents for a tanker vessel as per FAL convention including immigration
formalities and custom regulations.
Assistance in compliance of all statutory and mandatory rules and regulations required for sea worthiness of the
In charge of Navigation Bridge equipment, Navigation Charts and Safety Officer on board.
Care and maintenance of all Lifesaving and Firefighting equipment onboard ship.
Assist in preparing the vessel for Port state control, Vettings, Flag state inspections and rectifying any deficiency
Assist in charge of loading, Discharging, and Care of cargo (LPG) including cargo calculations, preparations of
cargo tanks and Loss prevention.
Certified Trainer – MARIS ECDIS.
Certified Designated person ashore (DPA) / Company security officer (CSO) for ships – DNVGL.
Certified Internal Auditor of IMS – ISM code, ISO 9001, 14001 & BS OHSAS 18001, ISPS.
Certified in Risk Management, Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis.
Certified Predictive Index assessor – Whereby can assess the right person for the right job, based on simple tools
Software’s architected and developed for Crew operation
Developed Online Examination systems – Moodle / ASP.net
Public speaking course.
Fully conversant with Computer applications like sql. servers, Visual studio, Microsoft Excel, Word, Access,
Photoshop including Visual Basic for Excel and Access.
Completed courses on HTML / CSS / Bootstrap / Wordpress for web software designing
- ship management 5 years by 2020
- crew management 7 years by 2020