For the first time Indian merchant navy officers who work behind the scene
for our foreign trade and prosperity will be honoured by conferring fifty
Pegasus awards at a Mega Maritime event to be held in the city in October.
Addressing a news conference at the press club of Chennai the organisers of
the Pride of Seas function Mr Arul Anthony Joseph and Mr Arul Augustine Joseph
said the award ceremony will be held once in two years with the first session
being held in Chennai. The function will be rotated among the Maritime cities
of the country like Mumbai, Kolkata and Ports in Gujarat.
The awardees category includes Captains, Chief Engineers, Chief Officers,
Second Engineers and ten awards for overall performance.
A high level jury comprising maritime experts has been constituted to evaluate
the award winning candidates. Their service to the profession and extra
ordinary contribution while at sea will be taken into consideration for giving
The ceremony will also provide a get together opportunity for merchant navy
officers who are on board ships and those working inland areas like ports. The
event will motivate thousands of cadets studying in various Maritime colleges
in and around the city who will be attending the function.