Capt Phillip Mathew, Master, CMMI welcomed the guests, which included seasoned Master Mariners, Government Heads and members of CMMI. The delight and excitement of moving into a bigger and more spacious office to plan more activities and better function as an organized body was evident and quite palpable among all fraternity present.
Speaking with Sailor Today, Capt Mathew shared a brief background of CMMI. Starting with humble beginnings, the need for this professional body was first felt by the visionaries like Capt P S Barve, Capt J C Anand, Capt Kirti Guha and others, way back in 1956. The CMMI was registered in 1957 and this vision became a reality. Working towards a united goal, the CMMI will complete 60 - most glorious and successful years, next year in 2017!
Capt Mathew informed that the CMMI is authorized by GOI to issue Watch keeping Certificates, Dangerous Cargo endorsements of ratings and trainees which has led to the increase in activities of the professional body. “We have also started participating in International forums, like the IMO, attending the MSC and Navigational Communications Search & Rescue Sessions and various other committees of the International Body. To conduct these sessions, it was very crucial to have deliberations and plan further, and an office to hold reg