Career in Merchant Navy


15 Jan 2015

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A career in merchant navy is adventurous and one with great capital gains. It’s an opportunity for those who love travelling, adventure and meeting new people. Merchant Navy can be described as commercial blue water fleet of non-combatant ships for the transportation of passengers and cargo. India bear host to largest merchant shipping fleets thus opening jobs opportunities in Indian as well as in foreign vessels. A career in merchant navy is a much desired option as it is an opportunity for better pay pakages and world travel.

How To Join Merchant Navy

Aspirants between 16 and 25 years of age can apply after 10th as seafarer after qualifying pre sea courses or after 12th  as an officer  through various degree or diploma courses in mainly two specialized fields, Nautical (Deck) and  Marine engineering. Unmarried Female and Male candidate are eligible .The All India Merchant Navy Entrance Test (AIMNET) is conducted by Bharat Shipping Limited for admission in various courses in reputed organizations.

Courses To Join Merchant Navy

The following courses prepare the aspirants to join Merchant Navy.

  • 1 year course for Graduate Mechanical Engineers
  • 2 year course for Diploma Holders
  • 3 month course for Deck Cadets for (10+2) students
  • Marine Engineering for (10+2) students, 4 year degree course
  • Nautical Science for (10+2) students, 3 year duration course

For students who have completed their 10th

  • 3 month Pre-Sea Course for Deck rating.
  • 3 month Pre-Sea Course for Engine rating.
  • 4 month Pre-Sea Course for General Purpose (GP) rating.
  • 4 month Pre-Sea Course for Saloon rating.

Remuneration

The starting pay scales varies from ranks to ranks between Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000 a month . A person gets added incentives such as free food, accommodation, paid leave and two-way free passage. Foreign companies pay higher, and a starting salary ranges from $ 1,500 to $ 2,500 .

Top Employers For Merchant Navy

  • ABG Shipyard Ltd
  • Essar Shipping Ports & Logistics Ltd
  • Mercator Lines Ltd
  • Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd
  • Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd( Adani Group)
  • A T C Clearing and Shipping Pvt Ltd
  • Atlantic Shipping Pvt Ltd
  • German Express Shipping Agency India Pvt Ltd

Merchant Navy Training Institutes in India

The public sector educational organisations include:

  • Lal Bahadur Shastri College of advanced Maritime Studies and Research, Mumbai.
  • Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI), Kolkata.
  • Marine Engineering & Research Institute (MERI), Mumbai.
  • Training Ship Chanakya, Navi Mumbai.

The course these institutes provide include Pre Sea and post sea training which makes the candidates to face even the toughest situation in their career.

Career in Merchant Navy


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Ravi upadhyay
3 months 14 days ago

I have completed my polytechnic diploma in electrical engineering how can i join merchant navy

Rahul Singh
6 months 5 days ago

g.p rating course

Dinesh chandra pandey
1 year 2 months ago

merchent nevy job informations

ritesh dua
1 year 4 months ago

I want to join merchant navy after 10 what to do for to join after 10

SUKALE SURAJ KASHINATH
7 months 5 days ago

Yes

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