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In Memoriam
Capt. Richard Teo (Late) Executive Secretary GlobalMET Ltd

Dear Members,

It is with complete shock and disbelief that we received the news of the sudden demise of the Executive Secretary (GlobalMET), Captain Richard Teo (Dr Hon), on 13th November 2021.

Richard was associated with GlobalMET for most of the organisation’s life and undertook various activities for its members. He spoke very highly of GlobalMET and was proud to be Board Member. He will be greatly missed both here and internationally within the maritime and political spheres

We will be publishing In Memoriam messages from members reflecting on their experiences with Capt Teo in the December newsletter.

Please send your condolence messages for publishing in the December Newsletter to, copied to and with the subject “In Memoriam” followed by your name.

- GlobalMET Secretariat

5th November 2021 - HKMW ICS HK Panel Discussion supported by GlobalMET Click here to read more

GlobalMET is proud to support the below event. The panel discussion is being jointly organized by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Hong Kong and Hong Kong Maritime Week.


29 Sep 2021 – GlobalMET participates in ThaiMET webinar

GlobalMET participated in a webinar that was held by Thai Maritime Education and Training Association (ThaiMET) on 29 September 2021. The webinar included presentations by various prominent maritime entities including representatives from ship owners, ship managers, training institutions and other maritime associations. GlobalMET was represented by Capt. Pradeep Chawla who spoke on “Competencies and learning methodologies for the future”.

The focus of the presentation was to explore how maritime education and training can use new technologies to help improve seafarer competencies. Experiences of using these were discussed. The role that cross organizational collaborations can play in overcoming current issues was emphasized. The use of auto intelligent routine, just in time (JIT) arrivals, augmented reality, apps, interactive goggles with real imagery to help familiarize new recruits with parts of a ship and live machinery data were some topics that were explored.

Other speakers included Capt. Maneesh Varma (The Nautical Institute), Capt. Sarabjit Singh Butalia (IMO Ambassador), Capt. Sutep Tranantasin (RCL), Capt. M.P.Bhasin (MASSA), Mr. Andrew Airey (Highlands maritime), Capt. W.Rammaroeng (CTI) and Capt. C.Thansuvan (ThaiMET).

This was followed by an interactive Q&A session. The entire webinar is available free to watch on You Tube here -


8th September 2021 – GlobalMET supported the WISTA - ICS HK Webinar Click here to read more

On 8th September 2021, a webinar jointly organized by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Hong Kong and WISTA Hong Kong was supported by GlobalMET. Legal and practical aspects related to the validity of Notice of Readiness (NOR) and the commencement of laytime were discussed by experts from the maritime sector.


22 July 2021

In July 2021, GlobalMET supported two industry events, the first being related to Master Pilot navigation issues and the second related to the relationship between ship-owners and ship-managers. Titled “Shipowners and shipmanagers – experiences with SHIPMAN”, the webinar was conducted by Mr. Jagmeet Makkar FICS, a maritime arbitrator with more than 39 years of maritime experience. It identified different contractual requirements and aspects of the SHIPMAN agreement. The session was garnished with practical examples from Mr. Makkar’s experience and was organized by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Hong Kong branch).


17 July 2021

In July 2021, GlobalMET supported the industry event “Revisiting roles and responsibilities of Pilots and Masters - a need of the industry”. The webinar was conducted by Mr. Jagmeet Makkar FICS, a maritime arbitrator with more than 39 years of maritime experience. The program explored various operational and legal aspects of the relationship between the Master and Pilot, citing maritime incidents to illustrate them. The event was organized by AMICIE.


16 June 2021

In June 2021, GlobalMET supported the industry event “Safe Port – Eastern City to Ocean Victory and beyond?”. The webinar was part of the “Charter party disputes and prevention – practical considerations” series of lectures organized by Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Hong Kong branch) and WISTA Hong Kong. It was conducted by Mr. Jagmeet Makkar, FICS, MSc (Cass), PCBA, FICS, FRINA, FIMarE (I), MCIArb., a maritime arbitrator with more than 39 years of maritime experience in all aspects of shipping. The program discussed the safe port definition as per Leeds Shipping v Société Française Bunge (the EASTERN CITY) [1958] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 127, the more recent Court of Appeal judgement in OCEAN VICTORY [2015] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 381 and various cases in between.


8 April 2021

In April 2021, GlobalMET supported the industry event “Is there more to a contract than meets the eye?”. The webinar was conducted by Mr. Jagmeet Makkar FICS, a maritime arbitrator with more than 39 years of maritime experience. The program discussed commercial aspects of maritime contracts, legal requirements and established case law. The event was organized by London Maritime Arbitrators Association and Institute of Charterered Shipbrokers (Hong Kong branch).


February 2021 – GlobalMET at IMO HTW 7

From 15 to 19 February 2021, GlobalMET attended the 7th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 7). The meetings were conducted remotely this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic with nearly 300 members participating in them. GlobalMET is a member of several IMO working groups. Please see our Work at IMO page for details. If you would like to get involved in any of them, please send us a message using the online contact form or directly to the email addresses on the contacts page.


August 2020 – GlobalMET supported Nautical Institute Intercargo book “A Guide to Bulk carrier Operations” released.

The Nautical Institute and INTERCARGO publication “A guide to bulk carrier operations” was launched on 26 August 2020. Five chapters of this book were authored by through GlobalMET by its members. GlobalMET was involved in the compiling and writing of this book for three years. You can read more about this by visiting The Nutical Institue webpage on this book.
Discussions by the authors on bulk carrier operations can be read here on ResearchGate.


February 2020

The world began to be gradually affected by COVID-19 and so was the maritime sector. This prevented many earlier planned conferences from being held in person and some had to be cancelled in view of travel restrictions and in the interest of everyone’s health. However, we were able to carry out and attend some events remotely and our members were able to undertake some activities within the given limitations. You can read more about these by visiting: Link 1 & Link 2.


September 2019 – IMO ISWG MASS1

GlobalMET attended IMO meeting ISWG MASS1 (Intersessional Working Group on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships). You can read more about this on the “our work at IMO” page and in our 2019-2021 report to the IMO.


June 2019 – MSC 101

GlobalMET represented its members at MSC 101 at the IMO from 5 to 14 June. A summary of the meeting can be seen here. Please see the “our work at IMO” page and our 2019-2021 report to the IMO for the role that GlobalMET played during the same. Other IMO meeting summaries can be seen here.


April and May 2019 – IMO HTW 6

GlobalMET attended the 6th session of the IMO HTW. You can read more about this on the “our work at IMO” page, and in our 2019-2021 report to the IMO. A summary of the important regulations that were discussed can be seen here.


GlobalMET News update – 10 November 2017

2017 annual conference held in Mumbai

The GlobalMET annual conference for 2017 was held in Mumbai, India on 3rd and 4th November 2017. With more than 20 speakers from a wide range of organizations including IMO, US Coast Guard, Directorate general of Shipping, Dalian Maritime University and WISTA, the conference was a resounding success. It was attended by more than 100 delegates including GlobalMET members from around the world. It included panel discussing with various personalities from the world of shipping and maritime training.

Please see the photo gallery for the photos of various events.
A detailed report of the conference is available on the website’s “Our activities – meetings, conferences and seminars” page.
Presentations of the conference are available for members in the members section of this website.


GlobalMET News – 4 September 2017

In response to feedback from our members, GlobalMET revamped its website in September 2017. The new website is easy to navigate, contains more updated information on our current and future activities and has an extensive photo gallery. In view of our work at IMO, We have dedicated an entire page to our work at the IMO and HTW sub committees. The new website has been made by Core Competency Marine Training Pvt Ltd, a company with more than a decade of experience in the maritime sector.


GlobalMET News – 28 August 2017

Global Maritime Education & Training Association’ (GlobalMET) proudly announces the 1st ever conference and exhibition of International standards in India - ‘Marine HR and Education – Today & Beyond’.
Dates: 03rd & 04th November 2017. Venue: Holiday Inn (Mumbai International Airport)
This is expected to be an event of much relevance for Ship Management, Crew Management, Training and all other stakeholders of the Maritime Industry. International speakers from USA, UK, Norway, Ukraine, China, Philippines, Hong Kong and India have been invited to speak at the venue.
Please see for the detailed agenda and to book your seats. Exhibition stalls are available, but seats are limited, hence please contact us at the earliest to ensure a place for yourself.  A visit to leading Training Institutes around Mumbai is also being planned for 01 & 02 November.