MERCHANTS CUP TENNIS TOURNAMENT
I participated in Merchants Cup Tennis tournament in the OPEN category and my team “FIGHTERS” came out as runners up and won a silver medal. I and my partner were adjudged the best doubles player for the tournament. This is the first time in Merchant’s cup, where a Mariner has played and won a silver medal. I really feel proud and hope to play many more tournaments like this. Telegraph Newspaper published the pictures of the prize distribution ceremony. Merchant’s cup tennis tournament is very old and prestigious tournament and is held every year at Calcutta South Club. The prize ceremony was held at Taj Bengal and it was attended by stalwarts of Tennis fraternity-like Mr. Andrew Piperno, Mr. Akhtar Ali …..etc I sincerely thank Mr. Rajan Bose for supporting me.
~ Capt. Shubhadeep Bhattacharjee
M.V. CISNES NATIONAL SPORTS DAY CRICKET MATCH
Staff on board M.V.CISNES conducted Cricket Match on 7th September 2019. Out of 24 Crew, almost 22 Crew participated in this game which was organised as part of National Sports Day – 29th Aug. Since we were coasting at this time, we decided to have the games organised while at mid-sea. It was a time full of fun and enjoyment.
~ Capt. Kumaresh Master of M.V.CISNES
M.V. FEDERAL BEAUFORT NAVRATRI & DUSSHERA
Durga puja during Navratri is celebrated as symbol of Victory of the Goddess Durga over the Demon King
Mahishasura. Durga Puja is marked as the first day of Total Nine days Celebration (Nav-Ratri meaning 9 days). We all took this opportunity to celebrate the festival of Navratri & Dussehra onboard M.V. FEDERAL BEAUFORT from 29th Sep’19 to 8th Oct’19, in which all ship staff managed sometime from their work schedule depicting their devotion towards this holy festival and creating a homely environment. Everyone was delighted celebrating this auspicious festival on board creating an environment of harmony and
togetherness on board.
~ Capt. BANAMALI NAYAK Master M.V. FEDERAL BEAUFORT
M.V. FEDERAL KUMANO INDEPENDENCE DAY
M.V. ORE ITALIA INDEPENDENCE DAY
Having 2/E’s family onboard, taking this opportunity, we had given the honor of Hoisting our National Ensign to the Lady onboard as a good gesture & positive step towards women empowerment in our industry.
M.T. NECTAR (VLCC) DIWALI CELEBRATION
On 26 Oct-2019, MT NECTAR was on her ballast voyage to Arabian Gulf. It was decided by our top four officers that we will celebrate Diwali on 26th so that on 27th people can have rest as well as they can talk to their loved ones on Diwali.
Preparation started. Menu for party discussed with chief cook. My self (Sachin) took permission from chief officer that I need two people for decorating the officer smoke room for Diwali party.
My self, Deck Cadet Paras, AB Javed & AB Manjeet, we all met in officer smoke room after the morning tea break. We all started decorating the smoke room. It took around two hours for us to decorate the smoke room.
Now the location was full set for the evening party. Lights were on and the Music system checked making sure that nothing has been missed out for the party.
We had one SIRE inspection in this month and vessel cleared with only one observation. Everybody onboard was very happy with the result but some unfortunate event happened within few days and all crew got in a state of surprise & shock. This party was very necessary for all of us so as to bring back the happiness and joyful atmosphere onboard among all crew. And we found this to be a very good opportunity to have a get together on the eve of DIWALI.
After my noon watch I headed to the galley in order to prepare Paani Puri.
Most of the items on menu were prepared whilst the chief cook gave his final touch to each item.
Our Chief Officer (RAM KAILASH JANGIR) made the announcement on PA system for Diwali party followed by a beautiful message to wish all of us very Happy Diwali.
All were there in officer smoke room. After welcoming our Capt sir, and Chief Engineer, we started the party with Laxmi Poojan and Aarti. People started chit chatting with each other. Music was on. All the crew were enjoying the finger licking food prepared by our Bengali Babu (Chief cook). All the dishes were very tasty but Chicken Shahi Kabab and Dal Kachori, we liked the most.
After the dinner we all decided to play Housie. Tickets were arranged by our 3rd engineer (Vinay Guleria). Game started and finally Cadet Paras and JE Anoop Lobo won the title. Now everybody was into dance mood. Some DJ songs were played now all were on dance floor. Everyone was dancing and enjoying the moments.
These parties are little different from the one which we had at ashore but being a seafarer from last
10 year I liked the one which we had onboard. Everyone knows that people on board are from different religion, regions but still we all celebrate these festivals like a family. Once again wish very happy Diwali to all. May the year ahead bring Good Health and Prosperity.
~ Sachin | M.T NECTAR
M.V. SHANDONG DA REN WORLD MARITIME DAY
M.V. ORE ITALIA “ONAM SADHYA”
Sunday 15th September was celebrated as “Onam Sadhya” (Onam Feast) on board M.V. Ore Italia as the vessel was in port (Singapore) during the Onam and same could not be celebrated during that time.
The Chief Cook, assisted by Bosun and team had prepared all traditional. The lovely meal was relished and enjoyed by all staff on board. The meal was served on banana leaves and was enjoyed by all sitting on floor as it is done in KERALA traditionally during ONAM SADHYA.
Also would like to mention that we took the opportunity of distributing the Anglo Eastern supplied Water Bottles to the crew as a part of the celebration explaining the importance of avoiding use of plastic bottles in future.
~ Capt. Sunil Pillai Master | M.V. Ore Italia
WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY ENTRIES
VIJAYAN SREEJITH | 3/E
Flying with the wind (Milkweed follicle)
The perfect match for a lifetime
PAL SUDIPTA | OLR
DCRUZ CROYDYN GABRIEL | C/O
BALASUBRAMANI SAKTIVEL | C/O
RAHUL CHADHA | C/O