The Maritime Association of Shipowners Shipmanagers and Agents (MASSA) is a
non-profit making body of Shipowners, Shipmanagers and their Agents, registered
as a Section 25 company, under the Companies Act, 1956 and based in Mumbai.
Members include companies which have a long association with Indian Manning and
are identified as traditional employers of Indian Officers and Ratings.
MASSA is an independent organization which enjoys an excellent rapport and
working relationship with the Government of India Ministry of Shipping &
Director General of Shipping, Indian Shipowners and allied shipping interests,
the National Union of Seafarers of India, Forward Seamens Union of India and
the Maritime Union of India. MASSA is represented in various statutory bodies in
the Shipping industry.
MASSA has formed a Trust in 1994 named Maritime Training and Research Foundation
(MTRF) which has been setup by MASSA Members to receive employers donation and
utilize the same towards building infrastructure and for the Mariner to enhance
their carrier in the Shipping Industry.
MTRF has two Institutes namely MASSA Maritime Academy (MMA) at C.B.D. Belapur,
Navi Mumbai, and MASSA Maritime Academy (MMA) at Chennai.
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw