Brief introduction Of Capt. M.M.Saggi

  • After seagoing career, he worked in the office of Directorate General (DG) shipping
    India, from 1987 to 2012 in various ascending capacities including Principal Officer and
    Registrar of Indian Ships, Mumbai.  He was Nautical Advisor to the Government of India
    and Additional Director General of Shipping (Nautical) (equivalent to Additional
    Secretary Government of India) from 2003 till 2012. He is a past Trustee of three major
    ports in India ie JNPT, Mumbai Port Trust and Kandla port Trust.
  • Presently he is the Director of Narottam Morarjee institute of Shipping (NMIS). A charge
    he has taken since Feb 2013. NMIS is one of the best-known institute in the country,
    imparting training in the commercial aspect of shipping for last 50 years, which includes
    subjects like Economics of Sea Transportation, Geography of Sea Transport, Maritime
    Law, Marine Insurance, Chartering and Multimodal Transportation. He is also an
    independent Director of Shreya Shipping and Logistics limited which is the Largest
    Coastal Shipping player in container trade.

  • As Nautical Advisor to the Government, amongst many other responsibilities, he was also the Chief Examiner for Masters and Mates. In this capacity he was the country head to oversee the training, assessment and certification of all nautical officers ie   Captains, Chief Officers and 2 nd Officers and approval off all nautical discipline courses across the country. He was designated as one of the assessors by International Maritime Organization for approving training related model courses.

  • He was associated with drafting of IMU Act and various legislations related to nautical
    matters in Directorate General of Shipping office. 


  • He led the Indian delegation to Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of IMO London on numerous occasions.


  • As Director of NMIS he has brought following reforms in NMIS training:
                              a.Provided on line access to Distance Learning Students;
                              b. Provided class recordings to all students;
                              c. On line admission and fee payment to students facilitated;
                              d. Updated study material every year;
                              e. Digitised the entire study material & made same available to students;
                              f. Commenced new batches at Powai and Navi Mumbai;
                              g. Increased the frequency of examination to three times every year;
                              h. Subsidized fees of deserving students through benevolent donors.