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Life Well Cruised Adventurous Stories From Life at Sea

Author Name: Uday Ranadive | Format: Paperback | Genre : Biographies & Autobiographies | Other Details

Life Well Cruised is a close-to-the-heart account of a marine engineer’s fascinating life on commercial ships and ashore as well. 

The story begins right from the days as a student cadet as the author trains and prepares himself for an arduous seafaring journey ahead. The book also vividly portrays the incredible voyages on commercial ships across seas, the several ups and downs and mind-blowing experiences on and off the shore. 

From the port of Mumbai, across the Strait of Gibraltar and the Panama Canal, to the Pacific, Atlantic, Mediterranean and Caribbean oceans, the book takes readers on a thrilling expedition to different ports and places. 

Interspersed with details of engines and machinery, the problems and perils at sea, and the innovative ways in which the author finds solutions with limited resources, the book is a must-read for all aspiring marine engineers and anyone who enjoys adventures. 

The author makes enduring friendships and everlasting memories that make the often lonely voyages away from family worthwhile. 

Life Well Cruised is a tale of endurance, courage and perseverance in the face of unexpected encounters and challenges. The experiences and anecdotes shared by the author are not just reflections of life at sea but life in general as well

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Uday Ranadive

Uday Ranadive is a Marine Engineer from the 1969 batch of Marine Engineering Training (DMET). He has sailed on various ships as Chief Engineer for several years. His first shore job was as a teacher in DMET to share his experiences and build India’s talent in the marine engineering domain. He also has a varied working experience ashore as a superintendent engineer and as a ship surveyor where he played a long innings with Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), India’s national ship classification society during which he continued to enhance marine engineering industry through his work of ship surveys, machinery plan approval, quality management and training. He was part of the IACS quality committee for many years. 

Uday retired from IRS as the Chief Surveyor and Senior Vice President. 

He continued to conduct audits for quality management systems of other ship classification societies after his retirement from IRS until he was called back to IRS for a second innings as a full-time consultant for quality and training. He worked in this capacity for four years and holds an MS degree from the University of BITS Pilani. 

Uday still considers himself as a student and a teacher who looks forward to make difference.

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