The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) has been awarded the ‘Most Compassionate Employer of India seafarers’ by the NMDC Central Committee for being the pioneer and for continuing to make special efforts for the welfare and development of the Indian seafarers. The Award & Citation was conferred at the prestigious ‘Grand Finale’ of the 56thNational Maritime Day Celebrations 2019 held on 05th April 2019 at Y.B.Chavan Auditorium, Mumbai. Mr Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust was the Chief Guest and Mr P. A. Jennings, Chairman, International Group of P&I Clubs was the Guest of Honour of the prestigious event. On 05th April 1919, ‘S.S.Loyalty’ of  The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd. sailed from Bombay with about 250 passengers and 1952 tonnes of cargo for London through Marseilles. The ship reached Marseilles on 23rd April 1919 and then reached London on 14th May 1919. The date, 05th April 1919, remains a memorable day in India’s maritime history and the year 1964 saw the celebration of the first Maritime Day in India. The theme for this year’s National Maritime Day Celebrations i.e., ‘100 years since S.S.Loyalty’ is in commemoration of the historic event. On receipt of the award, Capt. Anoop Sharma, C&MD, SCI said “I am glad to note that we have been once again bestowed with this award this year. SCI has been and shall remain to be the most compassionate employer of Indian seafarers which is a proud legacy. On this occasion, I would like to congratulate all the employees of SCI for the award”.

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