Career in Merchant Navy


The International Shipping Industry

The shipping industry is transporting 90% of the world's trade. Most ships move from country to country as part of their normal trading pattern. The safety record of shipping is the envy of shore-based transport sectors, and shipping is the most environmentally friendly form of transport. The 50,000 ships that make up the international trading fleet are technically sophisticated, high value assets. The cost of a new ship can easily exceed US $100 million. Merchant ships generate an estimated annual income of over US $200 billion in freight rates within the global economy. The shipping industry is a truly global community. It is intrinsically international; indeed it was the very first global industry. In addition to moving cargo around the world, ships may be owned in one country, managed from another, registered in a third country and manned by seafarers from one or more others. Multinational crews are very common, and the international language in shipping is English. Approximately one and a quarter million seafarers are employed worldwide in shipping, which relies heavily on the expertise of officers, especially senior officers, from countries in the developed world. But most ratings, and a growing number of officers, are employed from countries in the developing world. Modern shipping comprises companies from across the globe with virtually every nationality represented as seafarers and in the industry's shore-based workforce. Because of the international nature of shipping, its safe operation is regulated by United Nations agencies. Ships' officers, regardless of their country, are trained and qualified in accordance with precise global standards. There are also 30 international conventions directly governing the employment standards of seafarers, more than any other industry. They cover issues such as living and working conditions, which are generally very high, as well as health and safety, the payment of wages and repatriation. There are other inter-related sectors of the shipping industry not directly concerned with the operation of ships.

Careers at Sea

Merchant ships’ officers belong to a select, international profession, involving people from across the globe. They are highly skilled professionals, responsible for moving passengers and cargo safely around the world. There are different opportunities and the work involved is always varied. In addition to navigation or engineering skills using the latest information technology, considerable leadership and managerial skills are essential to ensure the safety and well being of the community of people living and working together at sea. Following progression to more senior grades – and in many cases eventually shore based management - wide-ranging commercial skills are also acquired. Moving the majority of the world's goods and raw materials is big business!

Why work at sea?

Good Wages
Early responsibility
Opportunities for global travel
Good long term prospects
The satisfaction of doing something useful
Career flexibility and security
Long holidays
Doing something exciting!


Courses in Merchant Navy:


1) G.P.Rating Course & earn in dollars

On successful completion of this course the candidates will be able to join as a GP RATING in Indian & foreign Shipping Companies as a GP crew and he can work deck or engine crew. With further sea service, they will be promoted as DECK SERANG, BOSUN, ABLE BODIED SEAMEN, OILER.

They can also be promoted to officer level with certain service & qualification requirements. There are wide job opportunities for our Indian Seamen all over the world.

Per-Sea Training Course: G.P.Rating
Course Duration: 6 Months
Age: 17.5 to 25 yrs.
Physical Status: Applicant must possess good health as per latest M.S.Rule
Eye-sight: 6/6 with out spectacles, without colour blindness.

After successful completion of G.P.Rating course, the course certificate will be issued by the academy approved by DGS govt. of India. In addition to that candidate will obtain continuous discharge certificate (Indian CDC) from the directorate general of shipping govt. of India as per the CDC rule.


Join Saloon Rating & earn in dollars

Per-Sea Training Course: Saloon Rating
Course Duration : 6 months.
Educational Qualification : 12th pass with min 40% and 40 marks in English Either in 10th/12th std.
Age :17.5 to 25 years .
Physical Standards : Applicant must possess good health as per latest M.S. Rule.
Eyesight: + 2.5,Without color blindness

Eyesight: 6/6 with or without spectacles, without colour blindness After successful completion of this course, the course certificate will be issued by the academy approved by DGS govt. of India. In addition to that candidate will obtain continuous discharge certificate (Indian CDC) from the directorate general of shipping govt. of India as per the CDC rule.


Join Deck Cadet (Leads to B.Sc Nautical Science) & earn in dollars

On successful completion of this course the trainees can join as a NAUTICAL TRAINEE CADET on board a ship (Indian / Foreign Shipping Companies). With further sea service and post sea training program, the nautical cadets can appear for the second mate examination. After passing they will be joining as navigational watch keeping officer as second mate onboard a ship. With further sea service, they will be promoted to CHIEF OFFICER & then MASTER (Captain) of the ship.

Per-Sea Training Course: Deck Cadet
Course Duration: 12 Months
Educational Qualification: PCM 55% minimum,50 marks in English Subject either 10th or 12th Standard .
Age:17.5 to 25 years .
Physical Standards: Applicant must possess good health as per latest M.S. Rule
Eyesight: 6/6 without spectacles without colour blindness .
After successful completion this course, the course certificate will be issued by the academy approved by DGS govt. of Indian . In addition to that candidates will obtain continuous discharge certificate (Indian CDC) from the directorate General of shipping govt.of India as per the CDC rule. .


2) GME Course (Graduate Mechanical Engg.) & earn in dollars

On successful completion of this course the trainees get exemption of CLASS IV part A exam & can join as a FIFTH ENGINEER on board a ship. (Indian / foreign Shipping companies).

The candidates with further sea service and successful completion of competency certificates with short refresher Courses, qualify to work as CHIEF ENGINEER OFFICER and can earn monthly salary of around Rs.6,00,000 p.m. On foreign Flagships, the salaries are much higher than on Indian ships.

Per-Sea Training Course: GRADUATE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Course Duration : - 12 Months.
Education Qualification: - B.E.OR B.Tech.Degree in mechanical engineering or naval architecture with minimum 50% marks in final year and 50 marks in English either in 10th/12th/Degree course.
Age: Below 28 years Physical Standards: Application must possess good health as per latest M.S. Rule
Physical Standards: Application must possess good health as per latest M.S. Rule
Eyesight: + 2.5, without colour blindness.

After successful completion of GME course, the course certificate will be issued by the academy approved by Directorate general shipping (DGS) govt.of Indian .In addition to that candidate will obtain continuous discharge certificate (Indian CDC) from the DGS govt. Indian,as per CDC rule.

On successful completion of this course the trainees can join as Marine 5th Engineer.After 6 months sea service & passing MEO class IV exam promoted as 4th engineer and then 3rd engineer.After 12 months sea service & passing MEO class II exam & sea service promoted as 2nd engineer. With further sea service & passing MEO class 1 exam eligible to be promoted as Chief engineer.

Per-Sea Training Course : B.TECH MARINE ENGINEERING
Course Duration: 4 Years
Education Qualification: (10+2) Pass with 60% in PCM & 50% in English (either in 10th / 12th STD)
Age: Below 25 years
Physical Standards: Application must possess good health as per latest M.S. Rule
Eyesight: + 2.5,Without color blindness

After successful completion of B.E. courses, the course certificated will be issued by Academy approved by DGS govt. of India. In addition to that candidate will obtain Continuous Discharge Certificate (Indian CDC).from the directorate general of shipping govt of India as per CDC rule.


3)TME Course (Trainee Mechanical Engineering) & earn in dollars

On successful completion of this course the trainees get exemption of CLASS IV part A exam & can join as a FIFTH ENGINEER on board a ship. (Indian / foreign Shipping companies).

The candidates with further sea service and successful completion of competency certificates with short refresher Courses, qualify to work as CHIEF ENGINEER OFFICER and can earn monthly salary of around Rs.2,00,000/-. On foreign Flagships, the salaries are much higher than on Indian ships.

Per-Sea Training Course: DIPLOMA/TRAINEE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Course Duration : - 24 Months.
Education Qualification: - Diploma in mechanical engineering from a recognized college by AICTE with minimum 50% marks in final year and 50 marks in English either in 10th/Diploma course.
Age: Below 28 years
Physical Standards: Application must possess good health as per latest M.S. Rule
Eyesight: + 2.5, without colour blindness.

After successful completion of this course, the course certificate will be issued by the academy approved by Directorate general shipping (DGS) govt.of Indian .In addition to that candidate will obtain continuous discharge certificate (Indian CDC) from the DGS govt. Indian, as per CDC rule. .


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