Merchant navy is the backbone of international trade; export and import all over the world are carried through the merchant navy. It mainly deals with the transporting cargo, crude oil, container and cruise liners (passenger ship). Above all this, the excellent pay and promising promotional opportunities makes the career lucrative and exciting in the spite of all the hard work life and long absence from family and home.
In merchant navy, major task performed through three basic areas of a ship – the deck, the engine and the saloon department. The deck rating is responsible for cargo handling, mooring/unmooring and general maintenance of the ship. Similarly the engine room rating assists the engineering officers in maintenance and operation of engines and associated equipments. The saloon crew consists of steward/cooks and as the name suggests, they look after the catering and the house keeping of officer's cabin. There are thus, many career options that are available for any youngster who has dreams to join the merchant navy. The deck officers include the captain, chief officer, second officer, third officer and deck ratings. The engine department consists of the chief engineer, second engineer, third engineer, fourth engineer, electrical officer and engine ratings. The saloon department/service department manages the kitchen, laundry and other services. Jobs are available with shipping companies in India and other countries.
A career in the Shipping Industry offers the chance of a unique and adventurous lifestyle packed with exciting career prospects. With the ocean as your backdrop and the most advanced and sophisticated ships in the world as your workplace, there really is nothing to compare with a life at sea. Opportunities exist in navigation, engineering and for enthusiastic and hard working people. Once qualified you will be rewarded with generous pay and leave periods. Merchant navy fleet consist of cargo ships, container ships, barge carrying ships, tankers, bulk carriers, refrigerator ships, passenger ships as well as many others. To meet the requirement of trained man-power there is an exemplory pre-sea training at our Academy. On successful completion of the training we provide 100% placement for our candidates in foreign going vessels around the world.