About Us

Welcome to The Naval Connection (TNC)

About Our Founder

Captain Shoukat Mukherjee

Founder & CEO, The Naval Connection

Shoukat is a Master Mariner, a certified Life Purpose Life Coach, and multiple International award-winning innovator for virtual learning and communication. He brings with him, 16 years of sailing experience on merchant ships with premier companies, combined with over 12 years of shore-based assignments in India and South East Asia in areas of Training & Development, Quality Assurance & Compliance, Business Development, Deployment of Strategy Tools, Marketing and Social Media Management, Digital Transformation, Leading Change Management frameworks, Talent Management and Leadership Development.

In 2017, Shoukat authored and Launched Maritime industry’s first book on Leadership Development and Team Building titled, ‘Mind Over Water’, a Best Seller and Benchmark for the Leadership Development in maritime industry.

He founded consultancy firm ‘The Naval Connection’ (TNC) in 2019 with a mission of ‘Building Value for the Future’ helping people to understand their true potential and achieve success while working on their strengths and weaknesses. TNC works closely with organizations to upskill their human capital which leads to a highly motivated workforce which in turn increases the profitability of the company.

Shoukat has conducted over 200 management workshops empowering thousands of people worldwide with unique skills; to lead dynamic teams and develop cutting-edge communication to break barriers and achieve success amidst disruption and uncertainty. He has helped hundreds of amateurs and professionals to become star virtual communicators through creative engagement tools. He is the recipient of numerous national and international accolades and awards which includes the recent ‘Innovation in Distance Learning’ award by the Maritime Trainer’s Guild (MTG) in Aug 2021

Shoukat is the founding editor of India’s first digital Audio-Visual Magazine ‘Sealink’

Who Are We

The Naval Connection (TNC) is a Consulting Firm founded by Capt. Shoukat Mukherjee in the year 2019. With a mission of ‘Building Value for the Future’ TNC specializes in developing technical and soft skills of seafarers and maritime professionals through innovative skill development interventions

TNC Virtual Academy was established in 2020 amidst the pandemic and has trained over 4000 seafarers in just 2 years

Our courses are divided into

  • Deck – For all deck officers
  • Engine – For all Engineers
  • General – For both Deck and Engine Officer
  • Ratings – For Ship’s ratings
  • Students – Special courses and lectures for students of maritime
  • Career counselling – How to join the merchant navy


We support our clients with Cutting Edge Solutions in areas of :


Skill Building

  • Skill & Capability Development programs
  • Technical & Skill-based workshops for seafarers
  • Virtual & Classroom Training through TNC Virtual Academy (Functional & Behavioral)

Events & Activations

  • Virtual & Onsite
  • Event Ideation
  • Global Seminars & Conferences

Marketing & Digital Communications

  • SEALINK- The brand company through India’s 1st Audio Visual Publication
  • I-CONNECT- One-stop eco-friendly interactive digital business card

Social Media & Digital Promotions

  • Customized solutions for social media & digital promotions
  • Enhancing your identity through social media presence
  • Social media surveillance
  • Brand building

Consulting & People Advisory

  • Consulting & Advisory on Risk Management, Operational Excellence
  • Safety & Compliance audits
  • Setting up and certification of ISO 9001 & 18001 standards
  • Internal audits
  • HR Outsourcing
  • Creating Crew Management Documentation (CCM)

Our Service Solution

We will enhance the technical & non-technical skills of your staff through state of the art and unique one on one & group led interventions. Read More

We ideate and curate innovative conferences and activations to build value for our clients and partners

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By creating a brand we help you develop the much needed TRUST with your clients

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We offer you complete HR functionality relating to human capital management

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i-Connect E-business cards are the all-encompassing, copyright, digital business card.

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