The Management

Managing Director

Capt Sanjeev M Vadhavkar is one of the founder Director of Company and has brought with him a rich ship manning experience of 13 years as an ex-MD of Genmarco Mariitme Services Pvt Ltd.
He is a an alumni cadet of SCI- Shipping Corporation Of India of 14th Pre-sea Batch of year 1978 and has served various foreign companies like Barber Ship Management, Star Maritime, Gemarfin S.A in ascending capacities on various types of vessels like car carrier, seismic vessel, Self-Unloaders, VLCCs, Product Tankers.
With seven years command experience on Oil Tankers, he is well versed with Port state and Vetting Inspections and recognizes the importance of matrix requirement of Oil Majors.
He has been a visiting faculty for Maritime Training Institutes and has also worked as a Class Surveyor with IRS-Indian Register Of Shipping conducting ISM, ISO & Vetting Inspections on their behalf.

He has carried out ISM, ISPS internal audits and technical inspection of fleet vessels on behalf of the Principals.
Capt Sanjeev Vadhavkar is well known and respected in shipping circles vide his participation in FOSMA (Foreign Owners Ship Managers Association) meetings and has an excellent rapport with the shipping fraternity, authorities ,Seafarers unions and most notably with the Seafarers.
Capt Sanjeev Vadhavkar is known to be extremely thorough with procedures/formats required for documentation in respect of seafarer’s national certification and for Norwegian, U.K and FOC Flag vessels.
With a near zero attrition rate at his past assignment ( a prerequisite to attain a healthy retention rate of our seafarers) Capt Sanjeev Vadhavkar has been always appreciated by the Principals for his exemplary managerial skills.


Director

Capt Suurjit Singh Ghuman the other Founder Director is an alumni cadet of Shipping Corporation of India from the 14th Pre Sea batch having begun his career as a Deck Cadet in May 1978. After leaving SCI in 1986 , Capt Ghuman worked in various ascending capacities in Companies like Barber Ship Management, Mobil, Maersk, Stolt, Oldenhoff & Premuda Tankers on their Oil, chemical and Gas tankers he got his command in 1995 on a car carrier.
Thereafter he has served as Master on VLCCS in Companies like British Petroleum, Wallem Ship Management, OSM Norway & Goodwood from 1996 to 2015 and has vast experience in STS operations, Tandem mooring, supervised loading operations as a Port Captain in Mundra Port and new building at Samsung Shipyard, S.Korea.

Capt Ghuman has been accredited with a Certificate of Appreciation from U.S Coast Guard in 2008 for carrying out Rescue Operation of 6 Crew from sunken vessel under stormy weather conditions in Mid- Atlantic Ocean.
He also did a short stint of 1 year with Transocean Pvt Ltd an Indian Chartering Firm in their Tanker Division as GM. Capt Suurjit Singh Ghuman is thorough with the requirements of Oil Majors and can carry out Vetting Inspections on their behalf.

The Team


Mr. Prakash Sangle’s manning experience began with a 5 year stint with Five Stars Shipping as Crewing Assistant in May 1993 and was involved in assisting in recruitment of Officers (Deck & Engine) , documentation, travel arrangements, correspondence with D.G.Shipping, MMD & Shipping Office. He later joined Fleet Management Ltd Hongkong as Personnel Executive and was with them for 6 years. At FML he was responsible for sourcing of Deck Officers & Engineers for various types of vessels. His service of 6 years with Fleet Management Ltd and 12 years with Genmarco Maritime makes him a diversely experienced person in the field of crew management having gained experience in all operational matters related to manning including flag state certification of seafarers for various FOCs, Visas and travel arranegments. It gives him the capability to pick the right personnel for the right job.


Priya Hejmadi started her career in shipping as Asst Crew Manager in August 2003 with Genmarco Maritime Pvt ltd. During her 10 year stint with Genmarco Maritime she was involved in Documentation, flag state, travel booking and all other matters related to operations and logistics of Seafarers. She joined Wallem Ship Management (India) Pvt Ltd as Marine Personnel Officer in 2013 and was with them for 3 years.
At Wallems she was responsible for planning timely relief of on board officers, liaising with Vessel, Principals, Agents, Visa and Travel arrangement.
Her service of 13 years in shipping industry makes her diversely qualified person in the field of Crew Management having gained experience in all operational related matters including Flag State Certification of Seafarers for various FOCs, Visas and Travel arrangements.


Milind Chitre started his Banking Career in 1980 with Bank of America working in various departments like Cash & Remittances, Trade Finance, Audit , Accounts, Loans. In 1999 joined ABN Amro Bank as a Departmental head, handling INR & Foreign Currency transactions, preparing pay orders & Demand Drafts, monitoring of daily ATM transactions for ATM’s located in Mumbai.
In 2003 joined Genoa Maritime ( Later Genmarco Maritime) as General Manager Accounts at their Mumbai Office and was looking after vessel & Crew related accounting which included checking of vessel initiated accounting & taking care of crew salaries & settlement of Provident Fund & Gratuity of Ratings till 2016.
Milind Chitre brings with him a total of 22 years of work experience in Banking Sector & 13 years In the Ship Manning industry.