Cochin Port day was observed on May 26th to commemoration of the entry of the first ship into the Cochin Harbour. The vessel, SS Padma, entered the inner harbour of the port city through the widened and deepened Cochin gut on May 26, 1928.
Celebrated as Cochin Port Day, various events were carried out to mark the occasion. A ship was made available for the public to visit at the BTP Berth, North End, Willingdon Island, the while day.
The celebration was held at 1.30 pm at the Samudrika Hall, North End, Willingdon Island. Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Cabinet Minister for Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, was the chief guest. The minister addressed the gathering virtually.
M Beena, chairperson, Cochin Port Authority, Jaideep P, Customs Commissioner, Kochi, Rajesh Kumar Yadav, Naval Officer-in-Charge (Kerala), Vikas Narwal, deputy chairperson, Cochin Port Authority, werel be present.