Shipping as a career: Advantages and disadvantages



DAY:   Sunday 5th  JUNE, 2016

TIME:   1:00 to 5:00 PM

LOCATION:   Arbab Rostam Guiv Dar-e-Mehr,  6900 Halifax Ave.  BURNABY, BC V5B 2R5

We thank ZSBC Board of Directors & Trustees of Arbab Rostam Guiv Dar e Mehr BC.


PROGRAM:   Please email  or call 604-544-8983, and confirm

attendance by Friday 20th May 2016.

1:00 PM     Arrive and Register

1:30 PM     Presentation  by    Capt.  KHUSHRU  IRANI


Topic :  “Shipping as a career: Advantages and disadvantages”.


He has over 44 years experience in shipping industry worldwide and is currently working as a senior marine inspector with Transport Canada, Vancouver.

He started his career on the seas at the age of 17 as a cadet/apprentice on board a training ship. At 30 years of age, he got his Masters license and got his first command on board a cargo ship in France. Over the next 6 years he commanded over various types of ocean going ships like Bulk Carriers, Container ships. He later moved to a shore based job as a marine surveyor in Bombay working for Ericson & Richards and three years later was appointed as an Executive Director with Pandi Correspondents Pvt. Limited representing 6 international shipping insurance companies.

He immigrated to Canada in 2001 with his family and worked briefly with BC Ferries as Chief Officer/Master on the central coast of BC before joining Transport Canada Marine Safety in 2004. Since then he has various responsibilities such as Port State Control officer, Pollution and Accident investigator, Chief examiner of Nautical Officers, Pleasure Craft Safety inspector and Instructor for Transport Canada National Training Program.



2:30  to 2:45  PM   Q/A, Discussions

2:45  PM    Refreshments – Tea/Coffee  (No charge for members & speakers, $ 3 for Non-Members per person)

3:00  PM    Update on NA WZCC AGM in Michigan by Fariborz and   request from SYNERGY by Meher Bhesania ME Chapter.

3:15 PM     Presentation  by  ASPI  USTAD   Account Manager

Vancity Savings Credit Union, Fairview Community Branch
TopicTen Things a Lender looks for in a Business Plan


Some items covered will be –

  • Business Plan Top Ten
  • Various sources of Capital to support business growth
  • Most effective use of your start-up capital
  • The value of cash flow planning in attracting financing
  • Insider tips on what drives investor return expectations

4:15  to 4:30  PM   Q/A, Discussions

4:30  PM     Vote of Thanks. Speaker appreciation.

4:45  PM     Future program announcements

5:00  PM     Adjourn meeting


Please attend and participate in this educational and informative sessions.

Current Board members of WZCC Vancouver BC Chapter for 2016

Fariborz Rahnamoon  Chair 

Homi Italia  Treasurer

Firdosh Mehta  Secretary & Program Coordinator

Perviz Madon

Percy Billimoria

Nevill Bhagat

Please let us know:

  1. Would you be willing to become a Member of this Chapter?
  2. Would you be willing to work on the board or a committee of this Chapter?

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Thank you for your interest in WZCC.
Firdosh Mehta
WZCC BC Chapter Secretary & Program Coordinator