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 : Content Writer (Hindi)

Shaheen Sayyed
Designation : Social Activist & Human Rights Defender

Shaheen Sayyed is Human Rights Defender with Sea and Coast where she is responsible for acting as a liaison to maritime unions, associations, organizations, and seafarers to ensure that they enjoy basic human rights on and off the sea. She has been working for social causes for over 22 years now and has helped over 7000 workers (Kharafi Company), maids in Kuwait, and 32 stranded Seafarers in UAE waters.

CAPTAIN. Makhosi Mbokazi
Designation : Assistant Editor

Capt. Makhosi Mbokazi


Founder Marine Crew Welfare - digital platform that supports Seafarers well being through dialogue, information sharing and encouraging seafarers through seafarer experience/story sharing. Offers advise on family, finance and  all matters regardinf seafarer wellness. Inclusion and diversity advocate in the industry.


Marine Superintendent/ Deputy DPA and Deputy CSO. Master Mariner. Born and bred in Mbeni (Port Shepstone) in the South coast of KZN (South Africa). Makhosi has been in the industry since 2007 where she worked herself up from her cadet ship at Safmarine/ Maersk and has since worked on Container ships, Patrol boats, Research vessels, Drill vessels, Supply and Anchor handling Tugs and Surfer boats. Makhosi has recently been promoted to Marine superintendent and Deputy DPA and works for a Cape Town based ship management company in South Africa. 

Designation : Marketing


Designation : Graphics Designer / Manager

Graphics Designer (Sea And Coast)

Sonal Ash
Designation : Content Writer (English)

An Officer Under Training in Indian Maritime University Kolkata, persuing B.Tech Marine Engineering and currently in second year of the course. Complete matriculation from KV 2 Gwalior in 2019 and Intermediate from KV  Sulur in 2021.

Susnata Mukherjee
Designation : Content Writer (English)

Sophomore at Indian Maritime University Kolkata Campus erstwhile DMET/MERI. Looking forward to polishing my skill sets. During the past year I discovered my inclination towards content, technical and blog writing. I even wrote a few review papers which assisted me in securing positions in various competitions. All my papers so far, were based on maritime expertise but I anticipate exploring other fields of knowledge. I have excellent communication skills and also excel at multitasking within limited time slots. I am fully confident that my abilities will definitely prove beneficial to this company. 
I am Energetic, passionate and keen on learning something new everyday.