Merchant Navy is a boundless career option, perfect for those who love adventure and travelling around the globe. It is a profession that allows you to see the world as part of your profession. Merchant Navy can be described as a commercial fleet of non-combatant ships which deals with transportation of passengers, cargo and other materials by sea. Merchant Navy fleet include Passenger ships, Tanker ships, cargo ships, bulk carriers, container ships, barge carrying ships etc. The key tasks performed are in three basic areas of a ship: Deck, Engine, and Service Department. The deck officers include the captain, chief officer, second officer, third officer and other junior officers. The engine department consists of chief engineer, radio officer, electrical officer and junior engineers. The remuneration is high though varies from company to company, nature of the vessel, country, seniority etc. With the ever increasing number of shipping lines job opportunities are sure to grow in large numbers throughout the world.
The minimum eligibility is 10+2 or an equivalent examination with physics, chemistry and mathematics. The candidate should also pass a medical fitness test for sea service under standard norms and with eyesight 6/6 with no colour blindness. Candidates wishing to enter the navigational and engineering fields of merchant navy need to complete a Bachelor's degree in nautical science or marine engineering, before they can enter service, though they may slightly vary according to university and country. In-service officers and personnel’s can update their technical skills and gain certifications through courses offered by world class universities and institutions that are most sought after the world over
Whether you are a 10+2 student, science graduate or a seasoned sea man, looking to further your career by pursuing a special certification there are a wide range of courses that suits you qualification, aptitude and experience
Before commencing the training, students should desire the department that they wish to start their career. The officer positions in the Deck Department include the Master/Captain along with his Chief, Second and Third officers. The Deck Department is responsible for navigating the ship. Planning the ship’s routes and performing cargo operations. Cargo operations vary according to the type of ship and the company involved.
This program provides a comprehensive training to the ship operations at sea, port and dry docks.The skills and knowledge earned enables the student to become qualified deck officers or deck watchkeeping officers on ships sailing abroad.They can progress on to become Second Mates on the ship.
Seamanship is the art of operating a ship or boat. The course prepares the students to work as crew or operators and also imparts basic navigation and maritime techniques
The Engineering Department involves operating and maintaining propulsion and other systems on board the ship. The Engineering department includes the positions for Chief Engineer, First Assistant, Second Assistant, Third Assistant Engineers, Junior Engineers, etc. The Engineering department also takes care of the other facilities such as Sewage, lighting, air conditioning, water system, etc as ship is equivalent to a small town requiring all basic amenities. The department also involves maintaining and fabricating the components and machinery of the ship. Students start of as Engine Cadets.
Marine Engineering provides an exciting and challenging career which involves manufacturing, designing and operation of ship machinery and engines.The marine engineers supervise the engine crew involved in operating the machines. They also check for the smooth functioning of all electric motors, steam engines and propulsive engines etc. Upon completions of the course, students can become Marine Engineer
The Stewards Department consists of Chief Steward, Chief Cook, and Steward’s Assistant which are filled by unlicensed professionals. Upon completion of the training, students can earn a decent salary which is tax free.
Students who have done a UK approved pre-sea training would be eligible for this course after 18 Months of sailing subject to the issue of a Notice of Eligibility (NoE) by the MCA, UK.
Class XII PCM (Science) is not mandatory for the 2nd Mates course as eligibility is given entirely on the basis of your sea service and not your educational qualifications. However, a good knowledge of mathematics and science would be of help to the students in passing his examination.
This course of study leads to the issue of a Chief Mate (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency, this is the next phase on the route to becoming a fully qualified Master Mariner.ELIGIBILTY:
This course prepare candidates for the Master (Unlimited) MCA Oral examination. You will receive tuition, guided study and exam practice in preparation for the MCA Oral exam.ELIGIBILTY:
Candidates must have a minimum 18 months sea service as a watch keeping Deck Officer whilst holding STCW ‘95 Table A II/2 Certificate of Competency (Chief Mate) or Class 2 certification.
This course is ideal for Seafarers with Indian Class 4 NCV. Panama / Belize watch keeping may also apply for their Class 4 FG CoC course in UK for but must have undertaken fitter's sea service of up to 21 months before. Watch keeping certificate will also be counted for UK Class 4 CoC .The acceptable ranks under this route would be MOTORMAN and FITTER. Sea service as a WIPER is not counted.ELIGIBILTY:
Applicants must have cleared the following exams successfully to be eligible for an EOOW CoC:
(Get your UK Class 4 FG CoC in 5 months, coastal service without boilers Also acceptable provided you do a 1 day boiler course in UK)ELIGIBILTY:
Graduate Mechanical / Marine Engineers having a NARIC Letter of Comparability (LoC) and sea service (of at least 6 - 9 Months)
(Electrical officers having a 4 years Degree in Electrical Engg., Electrical and Electronics Engg. As well as Electronics and Telecommunication Engg. May Apply for UK Class 4 CoC)
Get your UK Class 2 FG CoC in minimum period of 5 months, sea service without boilers also acceptableELIGIBILTY:
Candidates must have a minimum of 18 months of sea service (including 9 months as a watch-keeping Engineer Officer)while holding STCW '95 Table A III/2 Certificate of Competency .Class 4 FG from India are acceptable. You will need to have a mandatory 18 months of sea service after the Class 4 along with C/E testimonials as supporting documents.
Get your UK Class 1 FG CoC in minimum period of 5 months, coastal service Without boilers also acceptable. Students with Class 2 CoC from India can also Apply for UK Class 1 CoC.) .
Field trips and site visits add to industry experience and through practical assignments you'll learn time management, writing and presenting skillsELIGIBILTY:
The applicant must have Successfully completed Diploma in Shipping and Freight, along with relevant work experience at a senior operational level or equivalent of not less than 3 years, should be proficient in English language to undertake this course Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5) or equivalent.CAREER PROSPECTS
Ample opportunities as Inventory and Purchasing Planner, Supply Chain Analyst, Packaging and Process Manager, Purchasing officer, Category Manager, Shipping Trade Analyst, Risk analyst, New Business Development Manager.
The course seek to enhance your industry skills and knowledge and take your shipping career on an upward trajectory. The course has been designed for a professional who is already working in the middle management level or aspire to take on management responsibilities in future or may be working in a related sector such as import or export applied logistics practice, commercial shipping practice, transport, maritime law, economic and cost-orientated modelling, business communication transport marketing, and analysis of sea cargo trade. This course with case studies, simulations, projects with logistics software prepare you for the highly demanding management roles in a commercial logistics operationELIGIBILTY:
Must have successfully completed a Diploma in Business, Bachelor of Business or equivalent or must have successfully completed the Diploma in Supply Chain Management with relevant work experience and must have decent proficiency in EnglishCAREER PROSPECTS
There are immense opportunities to be had, as Inventory and Purchasing Planner, Supply Chain Analyst, Packaging and Process Manager, Purchasing officer, Category Manager, Shipping Trade Analyst, Risk analyst, New Business Development Manager
This course is tailor made for individual working within the maritime industry and is designed to broaden your career opportunities and enhance your prospects within a diverse selection of maritime and engineering careers.ELIGIBILTY:
Candidates should hold either a foundation Degree in Marine Engineering or a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marine Engineering with at least 12 months' industrial experience after attaining the HND.
This course will broaden career opportunities for those already working within the maritime industry and enhance prospects within a diverse selection of careers. It will help develop technical, personal and managerial qualities required of a ship's officer and a senior maritime manager ashore.ELIGIBILTY:
Candidates should hold either a foundation degree in Marine Operations or a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Nautical Science with at least 12 months' industrial experience after attaining the HND.
This course offers strong industry links and opportunities for work placements. Graduates are well equipped to take up a variety of roles in the maritime industry internationally.
The course imbibes strong industry links and equips one to enter a career in ship management or port operations and management internationally.CAREER PROSPECTS
Career prospects are bright for candidates who successfully complete this course possible areas of operation include Port management and operations, Ship management and operations (liner and bulk shipping) Logistics and supply chain management, Port agency and Freight forwarding