[11th March 2017], Capt. Radhika Menon honours her presence at our Alphard Maritime’s Mumbai Office. We all know of her from the ceremony which took place at the IMO – International Maritime Organisation last year. Yes, she is India’s first female Merchant Navy captain to be awarded by the IMO for her exceptional bravery in the dramatic rescue of seven fishermen from a sinking fishing boat in tumultuous Bay of Bengal waters last year.
When she received her medal and certificate of commendation at the awards ceremony held at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) headquarters this is what the unpretentious women had to say, “I am honoured and humbled by this great honour for me and my team. It is a seafarer’s duty to help souls in distress and I did my duty. Seafaring is a noble profession which contributes massively to world trade and economy as well as cultural integration. It does not always get the recognition it deserves.”
She spread tons of inspiration into each and every one by sharing her story and wisdom. Alphard Group can’t thank her enough for granting us for the portentous presence.
Alphard Group celebrates its seventh anniversary in style
The Alphard Group recently celebrated its seventh anniversary in India.
The company held its 7th annual success meet in Mumbai on 15 October, with captains, employees, families and friends attending.
The event was themed around the Arabian Nights with shisha tents and then switching later to a casino nights theme.
Among those in attendance were DNV GL, Lloyd’s Register, Bernhard Schulte Ship management and Fleet Management, with guests from Singapore, Dubai, Qatar and Sri Lanka flying in.
The evening included special dance performances and in-house performances, and the finale was Alphard’s in-house fashion show with over 100 employees from Alphard maritime in India, Dubai and Singapore.
Since it was founded in 2009 Alphard has expanded into seven different business lines including agency, maritime security, and diving and underwater services.
[Mumbai 15 October] The Alphard Group celebrated its seventh anniversary at the Grand Pavilion and Lawn, Peninsula Hotel. An enthusiastic group of staff members of the Group gave a warm welcome to all the guests as they arrived at the venue.
The function started with a Ganesh Vandana which the attendees participated in enthusiastically; this was followed by much appreciated song and dance performances that included a Salsa number by a foreign artiste. A ramp walk by staff members of the Group was a huge hit with the audience.
Achievers in the company were awarded special mementos and commended by the company for their sterling contributions.Captain Alok Kumar, Chairman, Alphard Group, shared his thoughts on the occasion, saying, “The entire credit of the smooth operations of the company goes to the staff that is on their toes 24×7. I just sit back and enjoy myself.”Mrs Prity Kumar, Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Group, said, “Much hard work and sleepless nights have gone into making the company what it is today. The sacrifices of the past have given us the successes of today.”
Established in 2009, Alphard Maritime is managed by certified Master Mariners, Chief Engineers, trained technicians and qualified professionals. Approved by all classification societies, it started its maritime journey with UT gauging services and has four years of experience in undertaking ultrasonic thickness measurements of hulls.The vision of the company is to become an internal solution to clients by excelling in delivery of bespoke maritime solutions, continual improvement and to deliver high quality, efficient and economical solutions.