Captain Milind J. Karkhanis started his sea career in 1978 and has 15 years sailing experience progressing from Cadet to Master while sailing on Tankers, OBO, Dry Cargo, Bulk carriers and Container ships.
In 1993, he commenced his shore career as a Marine Superintendent with Confidence Shipping, a ship manning company in Mumbai and then moved over to American Bureau of Shipping, where he was responsible for the ISM / ISO activities of the Bureau in India. In 1996, he relocated to Hong Kong to take charge of the Operations, Security, Safety and Quality departments of New Asian Shipping Company, a ship management company having 48 ships, with MOL Tokyo as its principal.
Milind now works at Videotel, London, where he joined in 2005 after relocating from Hong Kong. Videotel is the leading maritime training provider. At Videotel, he is frequently consulted on the latest regulatory and legislative changes introduced by the IMO and on the development of training programmes related to the operational and technical aspects of ships. He regularly liaises with Flag State Administrations and other regulatory bodies to organise the approval and accreditation of training programmes produced by Videotel.
Milind has maintained a close rapport with the P&I Clubs, IMO, Intertanko, Intercargo, OCIMF, SIGTTO, CDI, WMU, IMEC, Leading Classification Societies, USCG, BIMCO, ECA, MCA, The Nautical Institute, IMarEST, MAIB, ICC-IMB, etc. He has also delivered presentations at various seminars and conferences including at the IMO and the WMU.