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Tomini Dynasty Captain receives prestigious Gallantry Award

Tomini Dynasty Captain receives prestigious Gallantry Award

(Posted on 16/04/24)

Tomini Group, a world-class dry bulk ship owner, has announced that Captain Om Dutta has been honoured with the prestigious Gallantry Award at the 61st National Maritime Day, Sagar Samman Awards. Organized by the Directorate General of Shipping and Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways (India), this recognition highlights Captain Dutta's exceptional courage and quick actions as Master of Tomini Dynasty.

Captain Om Dutta's efforts came to light during a daring rescue operation in the Philippine Waters, where the Tomini Dynasty was involved in the heroic rescue of 11 Malaysian survivors. The survivors had been adrift in a capsized boat for three days, facing imminent danger and uncertainty. Captain Dutta's leadership and decisive actions played a pivotal role in ensuring the safe rescue of all individuals involved. In a touching moment, Captain Om Dutta's father, Mr. Ashwini Kumar Dutta, and Captain Sudhir Nayyar, Training Superintendent at Tomini Shipping Mumbai, accepted the award on his behalf.

The ceremony, awarded by distinguished personalities including Shri Shyam Jagannathan, IAS Director General of Shipping, GOI & Chairman (NMDC Central Committee), and Vice Admiral Sanjay Bhalla, Chief of Staff, Western Naval Command, underscored the significance of Captain Dutta's contributions to maritime safety and rescue operations. Tomini Group is immensely proud of Captain Om Dutta's courageous actions and unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety of those at sea. His exemplary leadership serves as an inspiration to all within the maritime industry, embodying the values of integrity, bravery, and professionalism.

Tomini Group is a world-class dry bulk ship owner. The maritime industry is deeply engrained in their cultural heritage. The business is wholly owned by the Shaikh family, which for 74 years has been involved in every aspect of the shipping market, including ownership and technical management, whilst commercial management is handled through their partners Alpina Chartering ApS in Denmark. Tomini Group has a dedicated crew management centres in Mumbai and Karachi.

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