It was smooth sailing at the Sailor Today Sea Shore Awards 2016 ably hosted by Umesh Pherwani. The Mumbai Police band performed at this merchant navy show that saw performances by Neha Banerjee, Neha Laxmi and Daljit Kaur. Looking happy indeed was Captain Sunil Nangia, master mariner and editor of Sailor Today magazine that had instituted the awards to recognise and felicitate outstanding achievements and contributions of seafarers, shipping companies and maritime organizations. Guests who made it to the celebration included Naved Jaffrey, Chhavi Mittal, Salil Ankola, Puja Banerjee, Sandip Soparrkar, Sharbani Mukherjee, Ashish Roy, Roma Navani, Jassi and Leena Mogre among others. And the talk was that the merchant navy has always been a promising career option, though not many are aware of this profession. Apart from the high profile and secure job opportunities it offers, it was felt that the merchant navy can be an adventurous ride, too.