Capt. Sanjay Prashar

Village - Sawana, Tehsil - Jaswan Kotla, Dist - Kangra, HP


Mobile: +91 99304 67030


• Member, National Shipping Board, April 2020 - April 2022.

• Founder Member of Himachali Seafarers Association.

• Entrepreneur and Owner of Shipping Company.

• Chairman  of International Maritime Federation (IMF).

• Presently working with National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi for Indian Seafarers.

• Works with Thinktank FINS (Forum for Integrated National Security) as Vice President and specializing in Maritime Security & Seafarers Rights.

• Founder member of Maritime Trainers Guild (MTG).

• Nominated by India Today for the title of 44 unsung Heroes of India. Published in Hindi and English Edition of Magazine India Today in 2019.

• Year 2017: Declared as “The Shipping Tribune Person of the Year”.

• CMMI elected Warden from 2019 till 2021.

Capt. Vishal Thakur

Personal Particulars :

Son of Indian Naval Veteran, joined Merchant Navy 2000. Born on 27th June 1980, at Veer Bhumi Hamirpur (H.P). Schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya Colaba in Mumbai. Residence at Navi Mumbai. Permanent Resident of Vill- Khatrod, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.

Family: Married having One Son and Daughter. Mrs Thakur is a Dental Surgeon.

Present Business of Company:

Co-Promoter of Nomad Bikers(Adventure Lifestyle Company) and The Nomad Compass (Boutique Holidays), Operating pan India and catering to Clients from all over the World. Head office in Himachal and other offices in Mumbai, Shimla, Dubai, Glasgow and London.

Current Profile :

• Founder member of Himachal Seafarer Association.

• Advisor to Himachal Mitra Mandal Mumbai.

• Guest Faculty for Nautical Colleges in Navi Mumbai.

• Founder Member of Navi Mumbai Citizen Foundation.

• Working with Senior Citizen Foundation for Organ .Donation Campaigns.

• Working with HMM Mumbai for Cancer Awareness and Prescreening Test.

• Working Closely with Media Wing of RSS Navi Mumbai

• Working with Tribals of Thane in Maharashtra.


• Workshop for Citizen Journalism at Navi Mumbai

• Cancer Pre detection Camp in Chembur Mumbai

• Camp for Maharashtra Flooding in 2019

• Organ Donation Event in SIES College and NIFT Navi Mumbai.

• Cancer Detection and Organ Donation camp in Nerul Navi Mumbai.

• Cancer Charity Events at Vashi, Navi Mumbai.

• Have given motivational speeches at various places namely Police Commando Training Academy at Kalamboli, D Y Patil Management College Navi Mumbai etc

Capt. Ankit Puri

Personal Particulars :

A Master Mariner joined Merchant Navy in 2003. A resident of Village Santokhgarh, Una , Himachal Pradesh.

Born on 17th April 1984.

Family: Married having one son. Wife - Mrs Pooja Kaushal is a practicing doctor.

Career Overview :

Vast expertise, specialized and experienced in oil and Gas offshore sector. Commanded Dynamic Positioning specialized vessels of various types, world wide.

Brief ashore experience of Operations superintendent for getting vessels ready for several client, pre hire inspections and vetting.

Conducting Training of onbord sailing Masters on Ship Handling / Manoeuvering and DP operations.

Contribution :

Visiting Faculty and Business management advisor for Maritime Training Institutes.

Founder Member of Himachali Seafarers Association.

Achievements :

His act of Bravery to save life at Sea was well acknowledged by Shipping Industry.

Nominated by DG Shipping (Govt. of India) to International Maritime Organization {IMO} for 2020 IMO award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.

Nominated by The Company of Master Mariners of India (CMMI) to DG Shipping {Govt. Of India} for National Maritime Award for Gallantry 2020.

Mr. Pankaj Sharma

Advisor to the Board

Resident – Vill. Pirsaluhi, Tehsil Rakka, District – Kangra , Himachal Pradesh


Born on 8th January, 1957 in Kullu did my schooling at Kendriya vidyalaya Shimla.Post graduate in commerce from Himachal Pradesh University joined the department of Economics and Statistics , Government of Himachal Pradesh in 1982 .Serving the department for 33 years in a supervisory capacity retired as Joint Director.

I am a permanent resident of village Pirsaluhi, Tehsil Rakkar, District Kangra , Himachal Pradesh and presently residing at Shimla contributing towards my family business .

I am a solo trekker, free lancer photographer and a voluntary blood donor which is my passion .

I am a proud father of two sons and a nephew who are also serving in Merchant Navy in different capacities.

Capt.Rajeshwar Singh


Village : Pumdial, P.O.Rail, Tehsil: Nadaun, Distt, Hamirpur,HP


Sailing Master on PCCs/PCTCs with Wiihelmsen Ship Management since 2007 Previously associated with Gujarat Ambuja Cements Shipping.

Having sincere support and blessing of my siblings, leading a happy life with wife and son.

Believes in Teamwork where we can share inputs from young energetic minds as well as valuable and specific information from genius personalities.

Love to drive, travel, sail and Himachali Folk Songs/Music.

Since I do follow "HARD WORK KILLS NO BODY", Happy to be a member of recenty born HIMACHALI SEAFARERS ASSOCIATION where I will be able to contribute my honest services towards the welfare of HIMACHALI SEAFARERS.

Rajeev Kumar Sharma

General Manager Welfare


Passed presea training from one of the premier maritime Institute SCI- Maritime Training Institute Powai & started sea carrier as a Trainee Navigating Officer Cadet in 2011 with National carrier and pioneer of Indian Shipping,one of the largest Shipping Company of India,

The Shipping Corporation of India ,cleared my BSC Nautical Science and Second Mate(F.G) in 2015. Completed my MBA in (HR & International business) from Lovely Professional University and currently sailing as a Second Officer with The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

Born and brought up in Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh and currently settled In Hamirpur. Happy to be a part of HSA.

HSA has provided me opportunity to connect with seafarers from Himachal and I will strive for the growth of HSA by contributing Maximum Possible.

Jai Hind! Jai Bharat! Jai himachal!

Himachali Seafarers Association Members work through closely knit Chapters which is group of Seafarers based in certain geographical area. These Chapters give direct Support to their Members and also lead the work pertaining to Focus Areas of the Association.

Each Chapter is lead by Coordinator and he is assisted by Volunteers.

Presently we have 12 Chapters as below:

1. Bilaspur

Mr. Puneet Kumar


Mobile: +91 8627925789

Profile :

Studied at Him Academy Public School Hamirpur , sailing as 2nd off with AG Maritime Pvt LTD for past 4 years , prior to that have worked with Great Eastern Shipping and A P Mollar Maersk Singapore .

I have been there at sea for past 15 years

Formation of HSA is a great step which will benefit current and future seafarers to a great extent , will work towards taking this association to greater heights.

2. Chamba

Mr. Mohit Puri


Mobile: +91 9882217425

Profile :

Working as chief engineer with Anglo Eastern ship management belong to chamba willing to be a part an organization wherein I can utilize the experience and expertise gained in my professional & personal life to be an asset to organization.

I am a team player who always strives towards the growth of organization by maintaining high professionalism , with a “nevergive- up attitude”, innovation and commitment.

3. Dehra

Mr. Lakhvir Singh


Mobile: +91 7807003535

Profile :

I am chief engineer in bulk carrier vessel.

I have experience latest electronic engine.

I joined shipping on 2003 in MSC .

I am also doing work for organic farming and yoga activities.

As chief engineer I have 24 months experience.

As a part of HSA ,I want to Sort out the problem of seafarers according to HSA Target list and help who interested to join shipping.

4. Dharamshala

Mr. Rahul Manhas


Mobile: +91 9736126676

Profile :

Born and brought up in kangra , did my BSc. In Nautical technology from R.L. institute in Tamil Nadu which is an off-center for Birla institute of technology and sciences - pilani.

Sailing as a second Officer with TK tankers.

Loves to travel mountains , drive off roads and like to capture the beauty of it on camera.

HSA has provided me with the opportunity to bring together all the seafarer from surrounding and merge them to a single media; its the future of himachli seafarer.

"Unify towards prosperity" is my aim and will keep up all the work necessary to enhance my community my people my seafarer.

5. Kullu/Lahaul & Spiti

Capt. Raman Kapoor


Mobile: +91 9816016063

Profile :

Presently putting up at Bhunter in distt-Kullu. Born and brought up in Kullu-Manali.

Sailing Master on Tankers with Synergy Maritime Pvt Ltd since 2013. Previously associated with FML Hong Kong. .

Leading a happy life with my dearest wife,Son and daughter.

Love to sail, travel, drive and music lover.

HSA is a great initiative towards benefit of Himachali seafarers to a great extent.

I’ll strive towards the growth of organization by contributing maximum possible. Godspeed...👍

6. Hamirpur

Mr. Anil Kumar


Mobile: +91 7018134734

Profile :

Belong to Veerbhumi Hamirpur was raised up in small and beautiful village. Did my matric. from Govt. School Kangoo and higher secondary from DAV Kangoo.

Was born as a cadet in ARI and brought up as an officer in V Ships. Presently sailing as 2nd officer with V ships.

Cricket is passion volleyball is love, poetic mind ,love history, nature lover and travel addict but love to travel the natural places rather than crowded cities.

I feel lucky being as a member of HSA will strive to achieve the association the desired heights.

7. Mandi

Mr. Pawan Kumar Rana


Mobile: +91 9805887822

Profile :

I belongs to Distt Mandi, Village Chanjyani Post. Office & Tehsil Baldwara.

I belongs to middle class family and my father is retired teacher & mother house wife. My wife name is Reena Kumari and I am a proud father of 2 daughters and a son.

I have started my carrier in 2005 as Junior Engg. with V Ships in Merchant Navy.

Presently sailing as 2nd Engineer with Suntech Ship Management Pvt. Ltd. formally known as Navig8 , having 36 months Rank.

8. Palampur

Mr. Mukesh Singh Patial


Mobile: +91 9459759961

Profile :

Born in Shorana, Palampur and a army brat.

Studied at Kendriya Vidhyalaya and mohindra college, Patiala. A former NCC Cadet.

Sailing as a Chief Officer in bulk carriers and associated with Anglo Eastern for past 14 years.

Love to sail, play sports and do social work.

Through HSA wants to work for the welfare of Himachali seafarers and a guide for upcoming seafarers.

9. Una

Mr. Sushil Sharma


Mobile: +91 9819082336

Profile :

Currently working as a Senior Operations manager in Ocean Network Express India pvt Ltd since October 2019, earlier had a chance to work with Hapag Lloyd regional HQ Singapore office for 5 years and in past started my Shore job in CSAV India, based in Gurgaon.

I had around 12 years vast sea experience before jump into the shore and my professional qualifications is Mates & Masters from U. K along with my B. Tech degree from Solent University.

Having vast experience in shipping as almost working Ashore in past 10 years and my hobbies are traveling, sight seeing, and playing badminton.

I have been a member of recent years for Himachal Mitra mandal, Mumbai as a social advisor and for HSA looking forward to full fill our agenda as a common goal for the welfare of Himachali Seafarers to achieve our mission to get registered all the himachalis seafarers in this association, so that we can leave a legacy of HSA behind us.

10. Shimla/Kinnaur

Mr. Saurabh sharma


Mobile: +91 9805546619

Profile :

Born and brought up in Shimla , studied at St. Edwards and Kendriya Vidhyalaya

Sailing as a Chief Officer with Seaarland shipping and associated with company for past 12 years.

Have a great liking towards life at sea and it's various challanges we face in day to day life.

Loves to travel explore , drive and photography.

For HSA want to work hard for a common goal bringing more resources for present and future seafarers of himachal and take HSA to higher heights than the ITF and other all associations.

So we all can leave a legacy of HSA behind us.

11. Sirmaur

Mr. Hardev Singh

Mobile: +91 94187 72070 / 98678 82663

Profile :

I hail from Paonta Sahib, Sirmaur, farmer middle class family.

I am proud to be a member of HSA, i will take HSA forward with complete honesty.

12. Solan

Mr. Gaurav Sablok


Mobile: +91 82198 00108

Profile :

Born and brought up in Solan, Himachal Pradesh.

Joined Merchant Navy in 2009 and since then sailing with Anglo Eastern.

Present rank - Chief Officer.

Glad to be a part of HSA.