The Company of Master Mariners of India, Kochi Chapter was formed in November 1994. The Chapter is affiliated to the parent body which is based in Mumbai. The all India membership of The Company of Master Mariners is now over 2500 members. There are Chapters in all major cities and ports around the country.
The Kochi Chapter has on its rolls 120 members comprising of Master Mariners, serving on board ships and those who have come ashore and started their own business or working in various organizations. The Chapter also has other senior and junior officers of the Merchant Marine who are associate members. The Chapter members hold key posts in varied organizations, such as the Cochin Port Trust, Surveying Companies, Shipyards, Kerala State Port sector, Government of India, Mercantile Marine Department etc. The Chapter is headed by the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Secretary, who are elected for a period of two years.