Captain Keith Joseph Miranda

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Captain Keith Joseph Miranda

Capt Keith Miranda retired

Capt Keith Miranda retired recently from the position of the Principal of the SCI Maritime Training Institute in Mumbai. He has been particularly helpful to GlobalMET while there in allowing us to use the Institute’s facilities to hold our annual conferences. Capt Maranda was recently appointed an Honorary
Member of GlobalMET.

He writes:
Born 28th September 1954, completed High School and two years of B.Sc. before joining the sea in March 1973 at the age of 18.5 years.

A total of almost 42 years with The Shipping Corporation of India… March 1973 to September 2014. As a trainee, for three years, I have served on a Bulk Carrier (India Japan), two Crude Oil Tanker (India West Asia Gulf, Singapore),
Three General Cargo Vessels, a Passenger Vessel.

I was Log-Promoted Third Mate for two of the three years of cadet-ship.

I served as a Second Mate for 18 months on a Bulk Carrier on Global Tramp Trade.

As a Chief Mate over a period of three years, I have served on different types of ocean going vessels, including break-bulk, general cargo vessels, Crude Oil Tankers, OBOs, Product Tankers, Bulk carriers, and container oriented cargo vessels.

I have been in Command of ocean going vessels of all types, including Crude Oil Tankers, OBOs, Product Tankers, Specialised Lighterage vessels, Large Bulk carriers, Passenger vessels, Ro-Ro-passenger ferries, container oriented cargo vessels. As a Master I have taken delivery of one new bulk carrier and two
second hand passenger vessels.

I have Knowledge of all shipboard operations, including commercial aspects of shipping such as charter parties, contracts of affreightment, bareboat charters, crew contracts etc.

I joined the SCI Maritime Training Institute in May 1989 and served in various capacities conducting training for sea farers and shore personnel for over 25 years till I retired in end September 2014.

Of the 25 years ashore two years were spent as a Technical
Superintendent – in charge of six liner vessels (1993-95), and two years in the container operations department (1995-1997), scheduling vessels on India – SriLanka – Spain – UK sector, and overseeing loading and discharging operations at JNPT and Mumbai. Achieved fastest turn-around with 622 moves in one eight hour shift at Mumbai Ballard Pier (m.v. Indira Gandhi – June 1996).

I was the Principal of the SCI Maritime Training Institute for over four years from September 2010 to September 2014.

I have a Master of Science Degree in Maritime Education and Training from the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden.

I have been a visiting faculty member at Anglo Eastern Maritime Training Centre, Indian Oil Corporation, Board of Examinations of Seafarers courses among others.

I have also been conducting career guidance lectures at Jhunjhunwalla College, St Xavier’s high school, Bombay Scottish School, Andhra Education Society school.

I have been an examiner for:
a) the Bombay University – B.Sc. (Nautical Technology),
b) the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)– B.Sc. (Nautical Science)
c) the Indian Maritime University (IMU) – B.Sc. (Nautical Science).

I have been a Ph.D. guide associated with AMET University, Chennai.

I have been on the examination board of IMU.

I have been a member of the Western Academic Council, responsible for inspection of Maritime Institutes on the West Coast of India, and random inspections all over India.

I am an external examiner for Masters and Mates for the Government of India Directorate General of Shipping. Currently a Marine Consultant, external examiner and freelance faculty.

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