As you cruise onboard the newly launched ship, MUMBAI MAIDEN, you will observe the beautiful hues of the setting sun and later the nightlife of Mumbai city comes alive with the glistening shore. High rise structures and the iconic Gateway of India stands tall, as you catch your breath at the magnificent view from the sea.
Mumbai Maiden was launched amidst much fan fanfare. Dr. William Britto, President of Mumbai Maiden along with Sanjeev Agarwal welcomed Shri Jaykumar Rawal (Tourism Development and Employment Guarantees Scheme Minister of Maharashtra) onboard for the ribbon cutting. The minister was accompanied by Shri Atul Shah (Ex Director MTDC/ BPTC/Ex MLA /BJP Maharashtra Spokesperson), Shri Raj Purohit (Spokesperson Maharashtra Government) and MLA Shri Sujit Singh Thakur (BJP Gen Secretary of Maharashtra). Also present was Vikrant Chandwadkar, member of the Mumbai Maiden management team.
A tour of the ship was conducted which displays the various avenues for hospitality, the Captain’s deck, and Navigation room. This was followed by a brief session on the interesting pointers about the ship and a demonstration of the safety and security measures available onboard.
Shri Jaykumar Rawal quoted “Mumbai is easily acknowledged for its economic dynamism and being an influential city. It is about time the city got something like this going for its visitors. We have seen the city by road, now we can experience it from the sea”. He was very enthusiastic about the launch of this project and was quick to inform that the MTDC (Maharashtra Tourism Department Corporation) along with the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis endeavors to do everything which will make the city stand out as the most attractive city in the world. He cited Mumbai Maiden’s cruise by the sea, the Mumbai Festival and other initiatives which will enhance tourism and make a difference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSF-XSn92ZM
“We are not too late, and the going is just getting better”, says Sanjeev Agarwal, Marine Chief Engineer and Owner of MUMBAI MAIDEN Project. “We are thankful to the Government and the various authorities, who have supported us in making this vision a reality. We wish to open newer avenues to give this industry the much-deserved boost and very soon, we shall announce our plans to move forward in this direction”.
SSR Marine Services Pvt Ltd. is the company behind the launch of Mumbai Maiden and it aspires to promote marine tourism in India.