AMTRI is headed by Capt. Ved Prakash Chokdayat, who is a MASTER MARINER and an alumni of the prestigious T.S. Chanakya, Mumbai.

Education Qualification:
  • B.Sc., B.A., L.L.B.
  • Fellow Member with the ‘Nautical Institute – London.’
Work Experience:
  • He has a vast sailing experience and has been at sea for about 21 years, sailing on Bulk Carriers, Crude Tankers, Product Tankers world-wide.
  • He started his sea career with the Shipping Corporation of India and thereafter served with the Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd., Hong-Kong for about 15 years.
  • He has also sailed on the Great Lakes / St. Lawrence Seaway and have a vast experience of ICE-NAVIGATION in the Canadian Waters, Arctic Sea,  Baltic Sea.
  • He had worked as ‘Nautical Faculty’ at ARI – New Delhi.
  • He has also served as DPA (Designated Peron) and Additional CSO (Company Security Officer) in the Prime Oceanic Shipping Company Pvt. Ltd, India.

Capt. Ved Prakash Chokdayat

  • He has a passion for teaching and imparting training to the new generation officers.
  • He has a strong inclination for continuously seeking improvements in the Shipboard Operations in a safe and environmentally correct way. He has been imparting guidance, knowledge to Merchant Navy officers in various informal ways.
  • He did his schooling from the prestigious Sainik School Chittorgarh, Rajasthan and is very disciplined and hardworking in his approach.
  • He had been selected for the post of ‘Assistant Commandant’ in the Indian Coast Guard but continued his career in the Merchant Navy.
  • Socially, He is well know figure among the Merchant Navy fraternity from Rajasthan. He has been the Founding Secretary of the ‘Rajasthan Merchant Navy Officers Association (RMNOA)’, a Registered Society, working for welfare of Seafarers in Rajasthan.

In addition to the STCW Modular Courses, he has done many value added courses approved by DNV, IRS etc –

  • Bulk Carrier Safety and Inspection (DNV).
  • Weather Routeing of Ships (DNV).
  • Port State Control (DNV).
  • MARPOL Implementation (DNV).
  • ISO 14001 – Environmental System (EMS) (DNV).
  • Maritime Resource Management.
  • Maritime Safety Management – Module 3 (DNV).
  • Shipboard Safety Officer (DNV).
  • ICE Navigation Course (DNV).
  • Occupational & Behavior Based Safety (DNV).
  • Accident Investigation -2 (DNV).
  • Risk Assessment (DNV).
  • Interpersonal Skills & Conflict Management (DNV).
  • Leadership Course.
  • Safety Workshop & Seminars (DNV).
  • Navigational Safety Campaign (DNV).
  • Bridge Team Management – Level 2 (DNV).
  • Designated Person Ashore (DPA) Course (IRS). 
  • Company Security Officer (CSO) Course (IRS).