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How to join the Merchant Navy in India?

The chance to travel around the globe and the lure of adventure on the high seas, other than the likelihood of high compensations pulls in numerous youths to make a profession in the Merchant Navy. Merchant Navy is different from the navy in the sense that it offers commercial services, as opposed to the navy, which is to a great extent associated with the protection of a country.

Merchant Navy is the foundation of worldwide exchange, conveying freight everywhere throughout the world. The merchant ships employ a huge number of workers to carry and deliver goods starting with one nation then onto the next. Without the merchant navy, a great part of the import-export out business would go to a crushing stop!

A profession in the merchant navy is viewed as a glitzy work, particularly by the general population who have been nibbled by the travel bug. It offers a chance to visit new and exotic destinations all around the world. But yes, on the counterpart, Merchant Navy isn’t just a travel opportunity to finance yourself, but a responsibility on your shoulders.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The eligibility for joining merchant navy is finishing class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • Candidates have to be unmarried Indian citizens (male or female).
  • Normal vision is required but glasses up to plus or minus 2.5 may be allowed.
  • Admission is through an entrance followed by a screening test and a main written examination.
  • After clearing the test, there is an interview and a medical test.
  • You also need to complete a ship-training course prior to the employment. The course is generally short-term where the candidates are taught basic security concerns of voyaging.


Merchant Navy – Job Prospects

There are colossal employment openings in this field. Candidates who have completed the essential course in merchant navy can land positions effectively through different consultants and placement agencies. Merchant navy fleet comprise of cargo ships, container ships, barge carrying ships, tankers, bulk carriers, refrigerators ships, passenger ships, as well as roll off/roll on ships. The likelihood of getting work in freight ships is more when contrasted with the others.

Organizations that run merchant ships require extensively trained individuals who can very well operate and maintain the ships. Some of these organizations are: Chevron and Mobil of USA, Wallem Ship Management of Hong Kong, Denholm of UK, K Line, Bibby Ship Management, d’Amico etc. ndia too has its transportation organizations, for example, the Shipping Corporation of India, Great Eastern Shipping, Essar and Chowgule Shipping. Prepared individuals are required for the three principle dept. of the ship: the deck, the engine and the service department. In India, openings for work are additionally accessible in government and private transportation organizations like Shipping Corporation of India, clearing houses, del credere operators and so forth.


Merchant navy job profiles (Top 5)

  • Deck officer (navigation officer)
  • Electro-technical officer (ETO)
  • Engineer
  • Ratings – ratings are skilled seafarers who help all the officers with daily tasks
  • Catering & hospitality crew (pursers, stewards, chef, housekeeper etc.)


Merchant Navy – Pay Package

In Merchant Navy, the compensation can go from anyplace between Rs.12000 to Rs.8 lakhs every month however the compensation structure vary from organization to organization, city to city, the fare import needs, rank and so on.

A Junior Engineer on a ship can earn around Rs. 30,000 every month with free boarding and stay while marked on board the vessel. The following level is of Second Engineer lastly, Chief Engineer on a ship. As you continue getting promoted, your salary increments significantly. A Chief Engineer adrift acquires Rs. 1.5 lakhs for every month or more net of expenses. It takes around 6-7 years for a Junior Engineer Officer to get elevated to the rank of Chief Engineer, contingent upon singular capacities and openings for work accessible.

A Third Officer’s pay is around Rs. 50,000 every month in addition to free boarding and cabin while on board. Next levels in increasing order of seniority are Second Officer, a Chief Officer and Captain of a ship. A Captain’s salary package is Rs. 2 lakhs for every month or more net of charges. It takes around 8 years for a Third Officer to get elevated to the rank of Captain, contingent upon singular capacities and the openings for work accessible. Life in merchant navy can be gutsy for every one of those with hunger for something new. The long stretches of isolation regardless, the chance to see the world and get paid at the same time, just can’t be contended with.



Author: Rohit Kapur


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