Sailors’ Society is International Institute of Marine Surveying’s new chosen charity


The new president of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) has chosen global maritime charity Sailors’ Society as the Institute’s official charity partner throughout his two years in office.

Speaking after the IIMS AGM and Conference in Southampton, Captain Ruchin Dayal said: “I have chosen Sailors’ Society to support during my presidency because they are a recognised international organisation worthy of our collective support.”

The Director of Communications at Sailors’ Society, Melanie Warman, said: “Our support and services are needed more than ever by seafarers and their families who may be caught up in conflicts, desperately in need of our emergency welfare grants or turning to our 24/7 helpline and Crisis Response Network for assistance.

“This is why support from organisations like IIMS is really important and we are so grateful to Captain Dayal for selecting Sailors’ Society as his chosen charity.”

A Master Mariner by profession with 16 years of sailing experience, Captain Dayal first joined IIMS in 2013 and is now a Fellow of the Institute. He is also founder and CEO of eDOT Solutions, which designs, develops and produces a range of digital business solutions for the maritime industry.