Raghuvir C Bhavnani

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Classification Societies as Tax Exempt Organizations

All major classification societies enjoy the status of being charitable organizations dedicated to public service with the stated objective of enhancing safety of life and property at sea and protection of marine environment.   Many of them have declared themselves as nonprofit organizations and have been granted Tax Exempt Status by many countries.  Tax exempt […]

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Marine Bunker Fuels – Quality Concerns And ISO 8217 – Are We Moving Ahead?

It is not rare to come across poor quality marine bunker fuels even though these met the test parameters of the standard ISO 8217:2005 and /or ISO 8217:2010/2012.  Often marine bunker fuel are seriously deficient in quality, resulting in damage to ship’s machinery that too at a very critical time.  The user, that is, the […]

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Marine Exhaust Gas Scrubbers – An Environment friendly solution!

Marine Exhaust Gas Scrubbers – An Environment Friendly Solution! Some environmental groups have issued statements saying that the benefits of scrubbers as a compliance route to regulatory requirements are overstated.  Spokespersons for these groups suggest that nobody has systematically investigated the impact of scrubbers on the marine environment before adopting this technique as a proper […]

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Cherished Moments: A Meet With The Then Indian President

Dr. AVUL PAKIR JAINULABDEEN ABDUL KALAM ( Dr APJ ABDUL KALAM ) lovingly called “People’s President” was the 11th President of the Republic of India from 2002 to 2007.  What was remarkable was that he never indulged in Politics and yet was elected the President of India with the support of all political parties – […]

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