Nautical Institute Singapore branch inauguratedOrganisations and Associations // April 26, 2016
The inauguration of new The Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch was hosted by the Singapore Shipping Association and sponsored by the Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxemburg), Singapore Branch, during Singapore Maritime Week (April 15-20, 2016).
Members of the Institute attending were welcomed by the President of The Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch, Capt Duncan Telfer FNI and the Honorary Secretary Capt Venkat Padmanabhan.
Capt Robert Mc Cabe FNI MSc Mgmt, President of the Nautical Institute, London, formally inaugurated the Singapore Branch on behalf of The Nautical Institute and presented the branch with a Nautical Institute plaque. In return, Capt Mc Cabe was presented with an engraved pewter platter on behalf of the Singapore Branch.
In his address, Capt Mc Cabe paid tribute the efforts made by Singapore to build an international maritime centre in the past few years and remarked that the republic was now one of the world’s leading international shipping centres.
“I am pleased we have inaugurated a branch of the institute in Singapore as the scale and vibrancy of the place makes it an important centre for us. We believe our new branch here will flourish in many ways and we also believe it will be able to add something to the further building of Singapore as one of the world’s great shipping centres.”
Capt Mc Cabe also paid tribute to the work of the Singapore Nautical Institute and hoped that both The Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch and the Singapore Nautical Institute could work closely together.
During the meeting Capt Mc Cabe formally presented Fellowship certificates to Capt Yashwant Chhabla and Capt Nicolas White, both of whom were elected to Fellowship in December, 2015.
A limited number of Fellowships are considered each year by the Fellowship Committee, for Members who in the opinion of the Council have made a significant contribution to the advancement of nautical science, the nautical profession, or the objectives of the institute.