1996: P.T. Sillo Bahari Nusantara was established to replace P.T. Sillo Gandong Lua and officially became the Manning Contractor of Tidewater Marine International, Singapore.
Now: P.T. Sillo Bahari Nusantara is supplying crew to multinational shipping companies in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and Africa.
Born on March 17, 1932, Max Pattinaja started his working career as a teacher of a junior high school in Ambon. In 1960 he left for Jakarta where he enrolled in the Indonesian Maritime Academy while working through the ranks of CTC Navigation company. His position as Insurance Manager allowed him the opportunity to study in America. In 1975 he joined Pertamina and in time reached the position of Commercial Manager for Pertamina Tongkang. Upon retirement in 1985, he founded PT Sillo Gandung Lua which later became PT Sillo Bahari Nusantara and PT Sillo Maritime Perdana.
During the course of his tenure in Pertamina Tongkang, Max obtained his Masters degree in Economics and taught at University of Indonesia’s extension courses. An accomplished speaker, he was engaged to speak in many national forums where he liberally expressed his nationalistic views and supported movements for peace and unity. He joined the Baku Bac Movement in 2002 in order to help achieve peace and unity in the islands of Maluku, his homeland. A year later, he was appointed as Assistant Director of the Titian Peace Institution, a social organization that focuses on attempts to accomplish peace in Indonesia’s conflict areas.
His literary works include “Maluku – Today and Hopeful Expectations”, 2006; “How Maluku Should Welcome RI’s 100th Independence Day (2045)”, August 2007; “This Republic May Fall Without the Javanese Culture”, November 2008; “Ratapan di Sepanjang Pantai Firdaus” (Weeping on the Shores of Paradise), March 2010; and “Beta Bangga Menjadi Anak Alifuru” (I Am Proud to be a Child of Maluku), October 2010.