Capt. Nitin Dhond, from Belagavi who is a Celebrated Merchant Navy Captain received the ‘Kashti Vibhushan’ (Treasure of Shipping) award recently in Delhi for his contribution to innovation in the Indian maritime sector and its ship development over the last four decades.
The awards are instituted to recognize and honor luminaries in the Indian maritime industry by Marex Media Pvt. Ltd.
Captain Nitin Dhond is a veteran Indian merchant navy Captain and has been at sea for over four decades and in command for 25 years on tankers and very large gas carriers. An alumnus from the prestigious Naval academy T.S. Rajendra, Capt. Dhond is well known in the Indian mercantile marine circles as an affable seafarer with foresight, vast maritime experience and tremendous love for the seas.
His expertise in dry docking and re-commissioning of LPG and VLGC vessels, training Indian seamen for hazardous LPG cargo operations and LPG ship to ship transfers is acknowledged across Indian seas and holds him in high stead.
A nature lover at heart, Capt Dhond is also a promoter of the iconic Wildernest nature resort and Founder trustee of Mhadei Research Centre.
India’s first domestic cruise liner “Angriya” was launched and is operated by Captain Nitin Dhond and his visionary foresightedness.