Tomini Shipping Hosted The First Ever Seafarer Seminar in the UAE

On September 26th, Tomini Shipping organized a two-day event at the Hilton Garden Inn – Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Our long-term partner and Commercial Managers from Alpina Chartering – Denmark also joined us. The event was aptly titled “Tomini Family Meets” as we brought our sea, shore staff & chartering team under one roof to learn from each other’s experiences. Tomini Family Meets was quite a success & CEO highlighted the Company’s vision of safety, health & environmental consciousness.

Key areas of focus were as follows:

  • Mental health awareness, signs to identify mental ailment & fatigue, fitness and lifestyle management.
  • Green shipping & decarbonization. Upcoming regulations and ship staff’s vital role in the Company’s plans to stay ahead of regulatory curves.
  • Safe working culture & the importance of effective communication.
  • How to keep track of effective Port State Control preparedness and ensure the safety of operations.
  • Importance of liaison and prompt feedback to the Purchase Department. Effective pre-planning supplies.
  • Cyber Security Awareness. Company’s plans to upgrade IT infrastructure (Starlink) & high-speed free internet for the entire crew.
  • Interactive exercises on incident investigation and root-cause analysis.

The seminar also featured a session led by Kenneth Kampmann – CEO of Alpina Chartering accompanied by his team. The session provided valuable insights into the commercial management aspect of the business and was a great opportunity for the participants to understand commercial management and how it contributes to the overall success of the organization.

Captain Om Dutta who served as Master onboard Tomini Dynasty was honored with an award, presented by Numair Shaikh – CEO of Tomini Group. This recognition was bestowed upon Captain Dutta for his outstanding seamanship skills, which played a pivotal role in rescuing 11 lives at sea. These individuals had been stranded at sea for a harrowing three days after their boat tragically capsized. The commendable actions of Captain Dutta exemplify his expertise in maritime operations.

Feedback Session
An interactive feedback session was held towards the end of 27th September. Many seafarers came forward with their valuable inputs and all queries were addressed by senior office management.

Gala Dinner
The event was concluded with a grand dinner on the 27th of September evening where our sailing staff had the opportunity to meet various esteemed guests from the Maritime Industry (Representatives from Flag Administration, Classification Societies & Tomini Business Associates).