What is Merchant Navy


THE MERCHANT NAVY basically work in transporting cargo and passengers by sea. It has different fleets composed of passenger vessels, cargo liners, tankers, Bulk carriers, Car carriers, containers. Merchant Navy is the backbone of world wide international trade, carrying goods and cargos across the globe for Import & Export business. Merchant Navy is the career wich gives highest salary package. Moreover salary is totally tax-free. You can save the total salary since all your expense is borned by the Shipping Company.


Sections on The Ship:

DECK SECTION (Master, chief officer, llnd/ lllrd officer, Cadet, Seaman)

ENGINE SECTION (Chief Engineer, lllrd / lVth Engineer.)

KITCHEN SECTION (Steward, Waiter, Cook, Mess boy)

PETTY OFFICER SECTION (Electrical Officer, Fitter, Welder)


Career at Sea

A sea career is one of the most rewarding careers not only with respect to emoluments & earning capacity but also way of practical education of an individual through travel, visiting various countries & meeting people from various parts of the world. It develops a cosmopolitan person quite at home in most foreign environments & with a greater understanding of the different people, their culture & way of life.

Attributes of a Young Person Choosing a Merchant Navy Career:

·         Above average intelligence but not necessarily an intectual.

·         Good general knowledge & lot of common sense.

·         Include good hobbies to pass time in spare time on ship.

·         Fond of out-door life.

·         Interested in broadening his outlook.

·         Keen to follow a life of adventure where practically every day is different from the previous day.

·         High sense of responsibility.

·         Cares for his colleagues and makes friends easily.

·         Keen to work other as a team.

·         Show initiative in tackling any work assigned to him Career Prospects

·         After joining the training program at the age of 17 Years with 10th or 12th certificate, you willqualify to become the captain or chief engineer of multi-core ships at the age of about 27 years.

·         An officer holding Indian or foreign certificate can work on any ship of any nationality, thus increasing his job market.

·         You can work on ships upto the age of 65 years.