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Vinay Patwardhan

Capt. Vinay S. Patwardhan

Director. General Manager, TCC-HK Tanker Fleet

Director. Group Planning & Development TCC(HK)


Capt. Patwardhan is a graduate of Training Ship Dufferin with over 50 years of experience in the maritime industry in the corporate management on shore including 22 years on ships of various size, types and denominations on global trade in some of the most environmentally sensitive regions in the world. 

As General Manager, he successfully modernized TCC Group Ship Management and transformed fleet operations of TCC Singapore (now Hong Kong) pledging transparency on the foundation of safety as a corporate commitment rather than a department responsibility. 

Formerly, as President, Teekay Shipping (Canada) Ltd, he founded numerous operational and environmental safety procedures and standards aimed to promote operational, technical and environmental excellence throughout the then Largest Aframax Fleet in the world.

Professional Affiliations :USCG Towing Safety Advisory Committee; Board of Directors- Bergen Hull Club-Bermuda;

Chairman-Bahamas Executive Committee (Tanker Group); Chairman- Intertanko Tanker Safety Panel;                                 Liberian Ship-owners’ Council task force for Malacca Straits traffic regulations; DNV Pacific Technical Committee; 

Research Papers:“Safety of Oil Tankers- Mapping of Risks in its Operation”; “Safety in shallow waters (Under keel Clearance)”; “ Nautical Institute/London- “Factors when implementing Safety Systems in a Mixed Manning Fleet”;

 “Feasibility Study of Integrated Export Process for Offshore Terminal (for a major oil) on the coast of West Africa”;

 “Underwriters’ Safety Audit of Corporate Resource Management” for a leading (Scandinavian) underwriter beset by marine casualties.

Speaker at numerous industry forums: The Lloyds List-Maritime Safety and Security Conference;

The British Chamber of Shipping/ London; LSM Philippines Manning & Training Conference;

16th International Sustainable Development Research Conference-Hong Kong; Piracy and Maritime Security at the City University of Hong Kong; China Maritime Seminar 2012” Chaired TCC/USC Research Presentation on Emission Control”