Sharad Mohan Thakur

Life at BainBridge

Capt. Sharad Mohan Thakur

Education: Master Mariner, B.Sc. Nautical Sciences

Experience: 16 Years sailing, 1.5+ years at shore

Post: Deputy Head – Operations

Hometown: Noida, India

What do you like most about your job?
This job is a link to my sailing days where I was handling vessels. At sea, the goal was to ‘sail the boat’ and at shore the goal is to ‘help the boat sail herself’.The pursuit remains the same.

What is the one core value which you share with BainBridge Navigation?
Technical expertise on vessel matters.

What is your role & responsibilities at BainBridge Navigation?
My key role & responsibilities at BBNV are:

    • Day to day vessel operations
    • Legal matters
    • Looking after commercial aspects relating to vessel operations
    • Training the operating/chartering teams on technical matters

What did you learn while working with BainBridge Navigation?
There is much more to learn than you can even imagine and each day is a new challenge to cover.

Share a fun and interesting story from work?
Secret Santa on Christmas has to be the fun story.Everyone came together and bought gifts for each other. It was a great day.

How do you spend your weekends?
Although the work keeps coming, but usually on weekends I spend time with my family.

If you can watch one movie, this weekend, what will it be?
Old time classic – Titanic

Give one word to describe the work culture at BainBridge Navigation?
Challenging, enticing, lively, exciting, innovative, professional, motivating, fast-paced, …. there can’t be a single word for this.

What mantra will you give to a newcomer at BainBridge Navigation?
For a newcomer, your dedication is the most important. As they say “once you are in shipping, you are tied to the ocean”. There is vast knowledge and experience to gain.

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