Founded in 1957 by a group of Master Mariners and registered under the Company's Act of 1956, 'The Company of Master Mariners of India' is a professional body representing Master Mariners with the purpose of developing and promoting the traditions and standards of the Merchant Navy in India. Today it is the only body of its kind in India with 15 chapters, 2 overseas chapter and over 3500 members.
CMMI provide a valuable service to the seafarers in India through various activities such as conducting educational seminars, publishing books and magazines, advising and assisting the DGS and promoting the Merchant Navy as a career option for youngsters.
Objectives of CMMI
- To provide a central body representative of Senior Officers for the purpose of developing and promoting traditions and efficiency of Merchant Navy.
- To encourage and maintain high and honourable standard of ability and professional conduct in the officers.
- To promote and maintain efficient and friendly co-operation between the Merchant Navy and Indian Navy.
- To collect, circulate, publish and distribute statistics & other information relating to Merchant Navy or to Nautical Science.
- To constitute a body of experienced seaman who will able to act as members of, or to give any evidence before any Government of India Commissions, Courts of enquiry, Committees, Boards of any description etc
- To provide facilities for discussion and study of matters concerning or affecting the Merchant Navy or sea craft, navigation or nautical science.
- To Provide a central consultative body to advise on all matters connected with safety and preservation of ships, passengers, seaman and cargo.
- To print, publish and distribute periodicals, books etc.
- To Promote & foster continual professional development by organising lecture meetings & Seminars on topical issues for the Maritime Industry.