04 Sep

IKMAL’s 34th AGM

IKMAL’s 34th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 34th AGM was held at the Holiday Inn Glenmarie commencing with Lunch from 12.00 noon onwards and the AGM proper at 2.00 pm on Saturday, 05th May 2018. A total of 53 Members attended the AGM – the largest number, thus far, at any IKMAL’s AGM. Most probably, this was due to there being vacancies and contests for the posts of President and Vice President.

Dato’ Abdul Jamil b. Murshid LM IK, the outgoing President, welcomed all present and presided over the session.

After elections were held and votes counted, the following were elected into the Council:

  1. President: Capt Zuradi b. Zainol Abidin LM IK;
  2. Vice President: Capt Mohd Noor b. Kassim LM IK;
  3. Honorary Secretary: Mr Lee Tong Hua LM IK;
  4. Honorary Treasurer: Capt Panichellvam s/o Ratnam LM IK;
  5. Incumbent Council Member: En Zainal b. Cheman LM IK;

Elected Council Members:

  1. En Ahmad Badri b. Alwi M IK;
  2. En Amirul Syafiq Arunatheym LM IK;
  3. Dr Yasmin bt Mohd Hasni M IK;
  4. Dr Md Redzuan b. Zoolfakar LM IK;

Capt Zuradi, the new President, indicated that IKMAL will pursue the objective of conducting more courses towards enhancing maritime professionalism, besides organising the usual customary activities.


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27 Aug

IKMAL’s 2018 Golf Tournament

IKMAL’s 2018 Golf Tournament in conjunction with Malaysia’s World Maritime Week (MWMW) 2018 celebrations – 11th August 2018 @ AMVERTON Golf & Island Resort, Pulau Carey

The tournament managed to secure a total of 27 flights i.e. 108 players, inclusive of 2 ladies and the farthest came all the way from Bintulu. Players commenced registering from noon of Saturday, 11th August 2018 onwards, collecting their Gift Bags which contained a bath towel with IKMAL’s logo; 2 tubes of Golf Balls, bottled beverages, a banana and a packet of Malay kuih. They were also persuaded to chip in for the “Bulls Eye” event. Light lunch was prepared for all the golfers at the Club’s restaurant.

A group photo was snapped at 1.40pm, after which the game started. The weather was warm and perfect for a pleasant game of golf.

By 6.00pm the early finishers commenced returning to the clubhouse for a refreshing bath and to get ready for Dinner. A Band was in attendance to provide light entertainment.

During the Dinner the results of the tournament were announced. En Khairol Tajaldin was the Overall Champion.

Nobody manged to secure the “Bulls Eye” and the collection was generously donated to IKMAL’s Seafarers’ Education Fund (SEF).

The evening continued with the presentation of Lucky Draw Prizes – mostly household items that would make the wife at home very glad.

It was interesting to note that both the lady players won a prize each with one of them carting away the top prize of a 43-inches television set!

All in all, everyone had a great outing and IKMAL looks forward to similar strong support for its Golf Tournament next year, too.

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25 Jul

IKMAL’s Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response & Cooperation (OPRC) IMO Level 2 Oil Spill Response (OSR) Course – July 2018

IKMAL organised it’s Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation (OPRC) International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Level 2 Oil Spill Response (OSR) Course from 16th to 19th July 2018 at the EVERGREEN LAUREL Hotel in Penang. 12 participants from various entities attended the Course conducted by the globally renowned Trainer, Capt Patrick Ooi.
The 4-days Course included a a Site Visit to the Marine Department Northern Region’s Base at Batu Uban for the participants to sight and be briefed on the Oil Spill Equipment stored there.
A lively and engaging Table Top Exercise was conducted in the afternoon of the last day and certificates of attendance were presented to the participants.
The next Course is scheduled to be held in Johor Bahru from 22nd to 25th OCTOBER 2018.
Anyone interested may contact:
IKMAL’s Secretariat via:
Mobile Phone: +6016 6152014
Fee: RM 4000.00 per pax

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03 May

IKMAL’s 33rd AGM

Pics taken during IKMAL’s 33rd Annual General Meeting held on 11th March 2017 (Saturday) at the MENARA PKNS in Petaling Jaya.

33 IKMAL’s Members of various grades attended.

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29 Dec

Courtesy Visit to the Secretary General of the IMO

December 2016 – Dato’ President of IKMAL accompanying Malaysia’s Minister of Transport paying a courtesy visit to the Secretary General of the IMO. The occasion was used to don IKMAL’s Honorary Fellowship jacket unto Mr Kitack Lim, who was accorded Honorary Fellowship of IKMAL in Kuala Lumpur in August, 2016.

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05 Oct

SPM – Info Semasa – Hari Maritim Sedunia 2016

Tetamu SPM – Kapten Nazri Abu Hassan, Pengerusi sambutan Hari Maritim Sedunia peringkat kebangsaan Tahun 2016 dan Kapten Abdul Aziz Abdullah, Setiausaha Agung, Ikhtisas Kelautan Malaysia (IKMAL).

Temubual Selamat Pagi Malaysia (RTM 1) 29 September 2016.

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01 Sep

ISWAN / MPHRP in Malaysia

Two introductory events were organised in Malaysia in the week of 22nd August 2016. ISWAN / MPHRP participated in awareness sessions which were hosted by IKMAL (the Marine Department of the Government of Malaysia, association of professionals), MYMET (Maritime Educational Training Institute Association) and Johor Port Authority.

Training was opened in Port Klang on 23rd August by IKMAL president Dato’ Abdul Jamil b. Murshid. Dato’ Baharin b. Dato’ Abdul Hamid, the Director General Department of Shipping followed with the keynote address on the importance of humanitarian response towards maritime piracy incidentsin Malaysia. He applauded the efforts undertaken by MPHRP in supporting seafarer’s welfare issues and noted the continued need of this support given the recent kidnapping of Malaysian seafarers recently.

The training was provided by Capt. Abdul Aziz Abdullah, Chirag Bahri and a panel session including representatives of Mymet, IKMAL and the Marine Department. The presentations aimed to raise awareness of the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP), the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) and the training programmes and resources provided for the survivors of piracy and their families.

Chirag spoke about his ordeal while he was held by Somali pirates for nearly eight months and referred to other case histories of seafarers and their families facing the horrifying ordeal of piracy. About 50 people attended, among them officials from the Department of Shipping, Malaysian Navy and Coast Guard, Marine Police, manning agencies, trainers from maritime institutes and trade union representatives.

The next event was held in Miri, Sarawak on 25th August, where smaller tug boats and offshore supply vessels are vulnerable to the increase in pirate activity in the Sabah region and Sulu Sea. The event drew the attention of 20 local ship owners and trainers as they wish to be better prepared with humanitarian assistance during and following an incident.

ISWAN / MPHRP are thankful to all the organisers of the event for coming together to invite the programme to Malaysia and the support and wishes of all the participants who attended these events. This could not have happened without the support of IKMAL and Seafarers UK.


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