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Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014 and tagged as Events, ICS branch news
ICS -East India Branch Conducts 3rd Annual Conference on
"Salvage & Wreck Removal in India"
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, East India Branch
conducted its 3rd Annual Conference on Salvage
& Wreck Removal in India on 10th July 2014 at
Vivanta by Taj - Connemara, Chennai.
This event was a first of its kind to be held by ICS in Chennai
Capt.K.G.Ramakrishnan FICS, Past Chairman and Convener of this
Conference also acted as Master of Ceremonies and introduced the
Chief Guest, Speakers from various salvage organisations and
Capt.R.Venkat , FICS (Chairman) welcomed the audience and
chaired the inaugural session.
The Key note speech was delivered by the Nautical Advisor to
Government of India Capt.L.K.Panda outlining the challenges faced
on the coast and the efforts of the Government of India to protect
the coast line.
The event attracted representation from some of the biggest
names in salvage today including,
Resolve Marine Group Inc - Capt.Farhat Imam
Titan Salvage - Mr.Chandran Mathavan
Svitzer Salvage - Capt.Seva Vadiveloo
Semco Salvage - Mr.Bas Wiebe
We also had some excellent presentations on the commercial and
legal aspects of salvage from:
Mr. Chris Adams- Steamship Mutual
Mr. Dominic Johnson-HFW Singapore
Mr. Alex Pinto-Charles Taylor Adjusting/Richards Hogg
Capt.Neel J Nair, Nautex Marine& a Fellow of ICS.
Capt.John P Menezes - Menezes Associates & a Fellow of
Capt. Oniel V Dhir - Steamship Insurance Services
Mr.Hemant Phul - Smit Salvage
The various sessions were chaired by industry leaders and the
senior office bearers of ICS East India Branch including Capt.R.
Venkat (FICS) our Chairman and Capt KP Rajagopal (FICS) our Vice
The event was well supported and attended by our members and the
larger industry including law firms and shipowners, agents and
During question and answer sessions, the questions raised by
delegates had been answered appropriately by the experts.
The Chairman in his closing remarks had proposed a white paper
outlining industry requirements to be taken up with government,
through the good offices of the Nautical Advisor and this is being
The organising of the event was coordinated by M/s Hinode Events
who has acted as our event partners.
Capt.V. Ganeshyam MICS (ICS Secretary), delivered vote of thanks
to the Chief Guest, government officials, Speakers, Sponsors,
Event Organiser, Delegates and others.
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