Meet the team

Marine Insight focuses on providing information on a variety of subjects of the marine world, and also works towards bringing forth the not-so-known marvels of the massive blue expanse of the earth.

Marine Insight makes a conscious effort at drawing people’s attention toward key maritime issues and trends which would shape the future of the marine industry.

Apart from providing a glimpse of important maritime matters and lives of those working at the sea, Marine Insight is also devoted at researching and explaining various technical and non-technical aspects of the shipping industry.

raunekRaunek Kantharia is a marine engineer turned maritime writer and professional blogger. After a brief stint at the sea, he founded Marine Insight in 2010. Apart from managing Marine Insight, he also writes for a number of maritime magazines and websites.

Phone: 0091-9998004027 email :



anishAn ardent sailor and a techie, Anish Wankhede has voyaged on a number of ships as a marine engineer officer. He loves multitasking, networking, and troubleshooting. He is the one behind the unique creativity and aesthetics at Marine Insight.

Phone: 0091-9819016544 email :



mohitMohit Kaushik is a marine engineer sailing with Maersk Shipping.  He handles website development and technical support at Marine Insight. Apart from handling web development projects, he also manages a logistics company and have a keen interest in modern logistic technologies .




Chief Engineer Mohit Sanguri- Marine Engineer/Writer

Mohit-SanguriChief Engineer Mohit Sanguri is a Marine Chief Engineer (Class I Unlimited Power). He has 12 years of experience as Marine Engineer. He is currently working with Dynacom Tankers Ltd on their Bulk Carriers division and has served in past with Wallems Ship Mgmt on Car Carriers and PCTC’s, MSC Ship Mgmt on Containers, Univan Ship Mgmt on RoRo’s and Five Stars Shipping on Bulkers and SNP Ship Mgmt on General Cargo at various designations.


Amitava Chakrabarty – Marine Pilot/Writer-Poet

Amitava-ChakrabartyAmitava Chakrabarty is a Dock Pilot of Kolkata Port Trust, a writer and a poet. He has contributed articles, travelogues, letters, stories and poems in leading newspapers and magazines in India, has penned two anthologies of poetry ( Solitude / So I Used Gray And Other Poems ) and has co authored a children’s story book – Inspirational stories for Children Vol-3.



Abhishek Bhanawat – Chief Officer/Writer

abhishekAbhishek Bhanawat is a chief officer who has worked  on various types of  tankers. He specializes in Crude Oil and Product Tankers. He is extremely passionate about his work and loves to sail. An avid reader since childhood days, he likes to write  about his experiences in free time. He loves to share his views and opinions regarding his maritime profession. He also likes to teach and always supports his juniors who are at  the sea through mails and over  phone.



Bikram Pal Singh – Chief Officer/Writer

bikramBikram Pal Singh – is a professional mariner and blogger. He has sailed extensively serving on various Oil tankers and Offshore Vessels. Currently a Chief Officer, he enjoys reading and compiling notes about critical shipboard operations and crew psychology. When not sailing, he loves backpacking, is an ardent adventurer and a certified diver.



Karan Chopra- Second Officer/Writer

Karan-ChopraKaran Chopra is an experienced Mariner and a Dual Certificate Holder (Engine and Deck). He has sailed as 2nd Officer for more than seven years on almost all major types of vessels. He staunchly believes in spreading knowledge and therefore loves teaching. In his spare time, he likes writing about his experiences at the sea and connecting with new people



Rishab Joshi – Third Engineer/Writer

rishab-JRishab Joshi is marine engineer with extensive experience of tanker vessels. Presently working with General Maritime Corporation (GMC), he loves reading maritime case studies and reports on trending issues. Also an amateur photographer, he doesn’t miss a chance to use his camera while at sea. Currently busy writing an e-book on oil tankers.



 Neha Singh- Mariner’s Wife/Writer

NehaNeha Singh is a wife of a mariner, writer by profession, home-baker by hobby, and mother of a beautiful baby girl. A firm hater of a 9 to 5 job, she loves to do things her own way. Neha lives in Mumbai with her husband and loves writing, baking and yoga



Sharda – Senior Writer

shardaSharda is a freelance writer with a post graduation in journalism and mass communication. Working as a senior writer with Marine Insight, she likes to explore and write about maritime history and incidences of life at the sea. In her free time she likes reading and browsing sports channels.




Smita Singla- Senior Writer

Smita-SinglaSmita Singla is an experienced professional writer with a masters degree in food technology. She is also a professional blogger who believes in doing immaculate research to back her work. Having a keen interest in the maritime industry, she loves reading maritime law and regulations which govern the blue seas .