Chief Engineer Prasant Kumar Padhi



  • B.E in marine engineering from Directorate of Marine Engineering and Training (Presently Indian Maritime University), Calcutta, India.( 1988-1992)
  • Master of Science in Maritime Affairs from the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden.(09.10.2005)
  • Post-Graduation in Professional Shipping Management from the Norwegian Shipping Academy (presently BI), Oslo, Norway. (1998-1999)
  • Passed MOT CLASS 1(Chief engineers competency exams).(2000)
  • Successfully completed the ISM internal auditors Course conducted by the Indian Register of Shipping. (2003)
  • Successfully completed professional development course in the ISPS code at the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden.(2005)
  • Member of the institute of chartered Shipbrokers (MICS), London.( 2005)
  • Certified lead auditor in ISO 9001: 2008 from American Bureau of Shipping.(2011)
  • Incident Investigation Course at ABS, Singapore(2011)
  • Internal auditors course for MLC.(2013)

Description/Technical Skills:

  • Recipient of NORAD scholarship at the Norwegian Shipping Academy, Oslo in (1998-1999)
  • Recipient of the British and ABS scholarship at the World Maritime University, Sweden. (2005)
  • Has work experience since 2003 ashore in India and in Singapore as a senior classification surveyor, senior technical superintendent, senior vessel Manager, Project Manager and General Manager.
  • He had managed VLCC’s, Chemical tankers, Aframax / Suezmax, product and chemical tankers, container carriers and bulk carriers sailing world-wide.

Work Experience:

  • Worked as a surveyor with the American Bureau of Shipping. ( 2005-2007)
  • Senior Vessel Manager & Senior technical Superintendent (2007-2015)
  • Worked as a General Manager / Project Manager in LBDS.(Since 2016 to 2020)
  • Worked as a chief engineer on board tankers and bulk carriers(2001-2003)
  • Worked as second engineer on board tankers and bulk carriers(1996-2000)

Projects/Research & Publications:

  • Submitted a thesis titled “Practices towards Cleaner Ships and Sustainable Social Development” as a part of the Masters course at the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden. It deals with Life cycle assessment of ships, cleaner production techniques and End-of-the life disposal of ships. It outlines the application of Extended Producer Responsibility approach to minimize potential impacts arising from emissions from ships
  • Submitted a thesis titled- “Air Pollution from Ships and their Management issues” as a part of my shipping management studies in Oslo, Norway. Written in the back drop of the MARPOL Annex VI regulations, it is a detailed study on the management approaches needed to be followed by shipping companies in meeting required air emission standards.
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