NO: DELENG / 2017 / 70663
official media partner of national maritime foundation

Sea And Coast is the realisation of collective dreams. In 2016, Amit Kumar, an eminent professional from the maritime fraternity, set out to pool together resources, expertise, rich and varied maritime experience to establish a media and publishing house. It is a humble endeavour to pay gratitude to the unsung marine community and the shipping industry worldwide. A media house catering to shipping industry, marine community and oil & natural gas industry was a long felt need in India. Today's seafarer must be informed and entertained in an increasingly complex and commercial shipping environment.

What gives Sea And Coast a decided edge over other media houses is high proficiency in English, exclusive coverage of policy makers and bringing the industry and the policy makers under one platform.

We encourage everyone, including readers, to report any concern they may have about the matters concerning safety or policy in order to continuously improve the editorial standards as well as the visibility.

Captain. Ayse Asli BASAK
Designation : Assistant Editor


Capt. Ayse Asli Basak, Port Captain of Mid-Ship Group LLC, after her sailing career on Supramax bulk carrier ships and ashore as Safety Superintendent. Handling supervision of steel scrap shipments in ports of France, Belgium and Turkey and scrap-steel operations on behalf of exclusive customers of Mid-Ship. She is very active in Turkish maritime industry as the board member of The Chamber of Marine Engineers and Vice President of Young Entrepreneurs Council Networking Group in The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges TOBB, Turkey. Selected in “10 Women to Watch List in Shipping” by Young-Ship Oslo & Nor-Shipping venture in Jun’19 in Oslo, Norway. Invited being speaker at “Women Offshore Unite Conference” in Houston, US by IMO and Women Offshore Platform under UNDP as representative of Turkey. Awarded as “Young Gender Balanced Leader of the Year in 2019” by the Professional Women’s Network Global in Dublin, Ireland with her dedicated projects on women in shipping. She is the Co-Founder of “SheFarers Platform” in Turkey which is non-profit and aims to create awareness on women who work at sea and maritime work fields, to promote their careers on board and ashore. She has High Honour Bachelor Degree in Maritime Transport Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and Master’s degree in International Trade & Logistics Management. She also conducted different academic researches and wrote articles on shipping finance, ship investment, strategic competitiveness of maritime companies, big data, digitalization and interested in recycling, environment protection, innovation and future of the shipping industry. She is also member of WISTA UK and Associate Board Member of Turkish Maritime Federation.

Designation : Assistant Editor



Lawyer specialist in Maritime Law Maritime Business

Hulya Guler
Designation : Assistant Editor

She graduated from Istanbul Technical Univesity, Maritime Transportation Management Engineering.After graduating in 2014, she actively worked on container vessels for 4 years.
In land life, she worked on maintenance of the ships in shipyards for 2 years. During this period, she made many attempts to promote gender equality in shipping industry. She and her colleague Captain Ayse Aslı Basak founded the SheFarers Platform which supports women in maritime industry.The platform has many supporters all around the world. SheFarers Platform also provides mentoring support young “shefarers” and this program is the first mentorship program which provides many opportunities young women seafarers in Turkey. She has back at her sea career as navigation officer for more support women who is working on board and facing problems.

Designation : Assistant Editor



Murat BAKAL lectures in mechanical engineering at Marmara University’s Faculty of Technology and has written and consulted on technical aspects of the shipping industry. He studied marine engineering at Kocaeli University, engineering at Marmara University, engineering integration at Piri Reis University and holds an MBA from Istanbul’s Beykent University and Mechanical Engineering Master from Istanbul Gedik University


Murat BAKAL has been working as a Senior Technical Manager for years at Ranashipping Global. At Rana Murat BAKAL has maintained the mechanical and propulsion systems of a dozen dry bulkers, ensuring smooth deliveries around the world. Rana Shipping has with long term contracts secured for 11 vessels. Ranashipping also has branches in Virginia, Usa and Rotterdam, Netherland


Designation : Circulation / Social Media Manager

BCA and MCA 

with Good knowledge of Marketing, withe the Rich experience of more than 7 years

Designation : IT Expert and Graphics Designer

looking after Sea and Coast's Digital Promotion , IT Expert and Graphics Designer , and Professional Video Editor

Sayak Sen
Designation : Video Editing

Sayak Sen is currently  a sophomore cadet at the esteemed Marine Engineering and Research Institute, IMU kolkata erstwhile DMET. With sound technical knowledge of the maritime industry, he comes with a good knowledge  and experience of video editing and video marketing strategy. He has successfully taken over many freelancing projects from national and International clients and further aims to contribute to team through his video editing skills and video marketing strategies.

Designation : Content Writer (Hindi)

Edward Mithamo Kinyua
Designation : Assistant Editor

Marine Engineer and Marine Surveyor Based in Mombasa, Kenya.