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World Maritime Day 2023 - Pakistan
Posted on Monday, October 16, 2023
Syed Adnan Ahmad Mahmoodi, FCILT, MNI, MICS Honorary
Secretary - The Nautical Institute, Pakistan
IMO Events - World Maritime Day 2023
The World Maritime Day 2023 mega event was organized at the
Pearl Continental Hotel, Karachi. This year the event got more
significance for the maritime fraternity as this was celebrated
with the Maritime Training Institute, Pakistan 25th
Keeping its tradition of celebrating the WORLD MARITIME DAY, for
more than three decades,
The theme for year 2023, as approved by the council of the
International Maritime Organization (IMO) is:
The event celebration comprised of three sessions which was
attended by well-known maritime national and foreign professionals,
entrepreneurs, maritime students, Pakistan naval officers and
Government officials. International participation via Zoom Meeting
was arranged and the event was attended on Zoom as well.
The first - Inaugural session commenced with
the recitation of the holy Quran followed by the speech of Maritime
H.E KITACK LIM, Secretary-General, International Maritime
Organization video message was displayed. Captain John Lloyd, Chief
Execute, the Nautical Institute - UK exclusive video message was
Paul Sainthouse, International President of the Chartered
Institute of the Logistics & Transport - UK video message was
On this auspicious occasion, the chief guest H.E. Conrad
Tribble, Consul General, U.S. Consulate General Karachi addressed
the gathering and stressed the US-Pakistan partnership to ensure
proper waste disposal. Guest of Honor
H.E. Martin Dawson, Deputy Head of Mission - UK, Karachi, H.E.
Jakob Linulf, Ambassordor of Denmark for Pakistan, Capt Khalil ur
Rahman, Chairman Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers - Pakistan and
Capt Anwer Shah, Ex Director PNSC board addressed the importance of
MARPOL and implementation at Pakistani ports to ensure compliance.
Madam Irum Tanveer, Director General, Press Information Department
address the importance of showcasing the beautiful seafront of
Pakistan to the world by broadcasting through International
Captain. S. M. Ajmal Mahmoodi, International Vice President and
Chairman, The Nautical Institute - Pakistan during his keynote
address stated that it is an important event celebrated globally to
provide an opportunity to give focus and value to the shipping and
maritime industry. He thanked all for coming and attending this
In the end of first session, 'Beacon of Maritime Award'
presented to Capt. Mahmoodi who devoted his live for uplifting the
maritime community of Pakistan by special committee of PMNOA and
award was sponsored by Global Radiance Group of Companies.
Expression of gratitude and appreciation address was given by Lt.
Col (R) Kaukab Mughal, Honorary Secretary, Chartered Institute of
Logistics & Transport - Pakistan. Inaugural session concluded
with presentation of mementos and group photos.
The Second - Technical session was rapporteur
by Ayesha Masood Khawaja Executive Director SeaCare Pakistan
(Private) Limited and chaired by Madam Alia Shahid, Director
General, Ministry of Maritime of Affairs, Govt. of Pakistan. In
this session, 11 papers were presented by different segment of
The third - Closing session was attended by
maritime fraternity and professionals with their spouse. Col (R)
Muhammad Tariq Siddiqui, Executive Director, Pakistan Global
Radiance Group of Maritime Companies welcomed the chief gust and
maritime profession for attending this important event. Captain
Mahmoodi, International Vice President of the Nautical Institute
appreciated the organizers for successfully conducting of this mega
Captain Ali Asghar Khan, CEO of SeaCare Pakistan Pvt. Ltd.
presented the recommendations of the seminar.
Chief Guest of the session, Rear Admiral (R) Syed Hasan Nasar
Shah HI (M), Chairman, Port Qasim Authority addressed the gathering
and expressed his thoughts about the importance of this industry
and witness the efforts to organize such a mega event.
In the end of closing session, Capt. Rashid Anwar, Principal,
Maritime Training Institute thanked sponsors, partners for their
continuous support and electronic/print media for making this event
a success and remarkable memory. While he also thanked all for
coming and participating in the event.
Inaugura session of WMD 2023 - Audience standing up in respect
of national anthem Inaugural session of WMD 2023 - Audience
standing up in respect of national anthem Capt. J Lloyd - Chief
Executive, Nautical Institute UK - Video message being
H.E. Martin Dawson, Deputy Head of Mission, UK - Presenting
Col (R) M.T Siddique, Chairman, GRGMC presenting Beacon of Maritime
Award to (L to R) Madam I
Tanveer - DG Press Information Dept., Govt. of Pakistan, H.E.
Martin First Pakistani Female Cadet Ms.
Capt. Mahmoodi for devoting his life time for the uplifting the
maritime community of Dawson, Deputy Head of Mission UK, H.E.
Conrad Tribble, Consul General,
US Consulate Karachi, H.E. JakobLinulf, Ambassador of Denmark for
Pakistan, Capt. Mahmoodi, International Vice President Nautical
Col (R) M. T. Siddiqui, Chairman, GRCMC
H.E. Conrad Tribble, Consul General, US Consulate Karachi
Madam A. Shahid, DG - Ports & Shipping presenting memento to
speaker Capt. R. Anwar, Closing session - (L to R) Capt. K Rehman,
Chairman. Nautical Institute Pakistan,
Pakistani Female Cadet Ms.
for presenting technical paper along with Capt. Mahmoodi,
International Vice President Capt. Mahmoodi, International
Vice President, Nautical Institute, Rear Admiral (R) S. H. N.
Nautical Institute, Col (R) M. T.
Shah, Chairman Port Qasim Authority, Col (R) M. T. Siddiqui,
Chairman, GRCMC, Capt. A
Shah, Ex Director PNSC Board
Technical session - (L to R) S.Adnan Mahmoodi receiving memento
Closing Session - GALA DINNER to sum up the WMD 2023 in grand
Closing session address by Capt. Mahmoodi, International Vice
President, Nautical Institute Madam A. Shahid, DG - Ports &
Shipping along with Capt. Mahmoodi,
International Vice President Nautical Institute, Col (R) M. T.
Siddiqui, Chairman, GRCMC
First Pakistani Female Cadet Ms. Neelum
addressing the audience with her
Closing session- (L to R) Rear Admiral
(R) S. H. N. Shah, Chairman,
Closing session- (L to R) Col (R) M. T.
Siddiqui, Chairman, GRCMC, S.Adnan Mahmoodi
Port Qasim Authority receiving memento
from Capt. K Rehman, Chairman Nautical
receiving memento from M. Rajpar, Vice
Chairman, Karachi Port Trust along with
Institute Pakistan & Capt. Mahmoodi,
International Vice President Nautical Institute,
Capt. Mahmoodi, International Vice
President Nautical Institute, Capt. A. Shah, Ex Director
along Col (R) M. T. Siddiqui, Chairman,
PNSC Board Capt. R. Anwar, Principal,
Maritime Training Institute - Pakistan
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