Capt. Harry Subramaniam, Remembering The Legend


29th June 2020, Mumbai.

Today is a sad day for the maritime industry, marking the passing away of Captain H. Subramaniam. Legends never die and his contributions shall be remembered through his teachings, his books and the countless people he trained. The Shipping Tribune fondly looks upon the time Capt. Subramaniam graced our conference. He addressed the particularly important subject of Improving Maritime Education in India. His wisdom will forever be invaluable to every life he touched. Please click on the below link to watch his address during India Ship Management Summit 2017.

Some Important quotes from his lecture:

  1. Reduced Manning Results In Multitasking, Puts Great Stress On Ship staff.
  2. Stress Management techniques should be taught compulsorily
  3. What Fits Your Busy Schedule Better? Exercising One Hour A Day Or Being Dead 24 Hours A Day

Further points he talked about:

  1. “Teaching is influenced by exams”


  • Subjective papers should not contain anything about rules and regulations.
  • Orals should only take half an hour.
  1. Stress: Causes for shortfall
  2. Multitasking causes problem

4 ) “When we deal with Ship staff, we have to take into account that they are overstrained.”

Further issues he talked about:

  1. Lack of interpersonal communication
  2. Cramped accommodation
  3. No Shore Leave
  4. Loneliness
  5. Personnel Management: Dealing with Subordinates, Dealing with Shore Staff

Source: TST Newsdesk

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