MUMBAI : The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) gets awarded by India Meteorological Department (IMD), Government of India in a duly convened function held on 04th April 2017 at the Office of the Head, Climate Research & Services, Pune. Two Awards, one Certificate of Merit and ten Additional Certificates were presented to SCI for SCI owned as well managed ships. The Awards, Certificates and Mementos were received by Capt. S. K. Yadav, Senior Vice President and Capt. Som Raj, General Manager on behalf of SCI.
The Awards were given away by Director General of Meteorology. IMD presents awards to the ships / shipmasters for the excellent work done in the field of observations. The Indian Navy also provides data and is also rewarded. These awards are usually presented annually prior to the National Maritime Day which is observed on 05th April every year. The awards ceremony was followed by discussions on the subject to enhance the quality of observations, dissemination and thereby improvise the forecast products.