The Merchant Navy
mainly deals with transporting cargo and occasionally,
passengers, by sea. It has different fleets composed of
passenger vessels, cargo liners, tankers, Bulk carriers, Car
carrier, containers as well as the other special types of
vessels. Merchant Navy is the backbone of international
trade, carrying cargo across the globe for Import & Export
The Merchant navy career options mainly include the
1. Navigating officers (Deck side officers)
2. Marine engineering Officers (Engine side officers)
3. Crew members (To assist the officers)
4. Specialized officers (Electrical officer, Radio officers)
Shipping companies offer these positions on contracts for a
period of 6 to 9 months. After finishing the contract
period, the officers can enjoy leave & whenever they want to
join back, the company will absorb them immediately.
Presently the demand for Marine Engineers & Deck officers is
high worldwide. The shipping companies are facing great
shortage for the Deck & Engine officers. Hence the trained
persons are getting immediate job opportunities all over the
NAVIGATING OFFICERS TEAM:
They are responsible for the navigation of the Ship, the
loading / discharge of cargo, radio communication and the
control / safety of the crew, and passengers. The chief
navigator of the ship is the master, who decides the course
of the voyage and maneuvers the vessel. He exercises
complete control over the officers, crew and any passengers
on board the ship. From the trainee cadet level, one will be
promoted to captain of the ship with proper sea-experience &
2. Chief Officer
3. Second Officer
4. Trainee Cadets
The GP crew involve with all kind of day to day activities
to assist either to Chief officers in Deck side or Second
Engineer in Engine side. One can get Promotion from GP crew
position to Captain level or Chief Engineer level with
proper exams and sea experience. The catering crew will
perform the food preparation and kitchen activities. The
specialized fitters & welders are very much needed for
various types of vessels.
1. GP Crew (Deck & Engine crew)
2. Catering crew (Saloon Department)
3. Fitters, Welders Etc.
Pay scales vary from Company to Company and the salaries are
tax-free in most countries. This is in addition to free
boarding and lodging onboard ships. Companies also provide
air passages from and to an International airport,
hotel/guest house accommodation and expenses for joining and
leaving ship. Senior officers are permitted to carry their
family’s onboard ships depending upon the individual
Lifestyle at Sea:
No matter what kind of vessel you join, you are about to
experience life in a completely different way. You will
operate all over the world and the opportunities for global
travel are very real.
Ships operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. On board
you will work a system of watches normally in a pattern of 4
hours on and 8 hours off.
Your lifestyle at sea will depend on the type and trading
pattern of your ship. You will find the food and
accommodation on board is excellent, with single cabins and
en-suite facilities on many vessels.
Whether on a super tanker, a container ship, a cross channel
ferry, a cruise liner, a specialized vessel servicing the
offshore oil industry or a small cargo ship you will have
the opportunity to study, pursue leisure interests and
socialize with your colleagues on board.
Holiday, pay, welfare and benefits vary from company to
company but are generally very good. For example a qualified
officer after a voyage lasting four months could get two
months holiday or more.
Mumbai Maritime Training Institute exclusively looks after
the placement of Mumbai Maritime Training Institute
trainees. Mumbai Maritime Training Institute is under
empanelment for supply of skilled manpower to different
shipping companies including the shipping corporation of
India Ltd. Mumbai Maritime Training Institute will arrange
Campus/Off Campus interviews by the Indian/Foreign Shipping
Companies for its successful candidates.
Arrangement of a Campus/Off Campus interviews is dependent
on following factors.
Candidate’s overall performance during Pre-sea training.
Candidate’s command over English language.
Appearance and attitude of the candidate.
Meeting companies specific requirements.
The institute does not extend any guarantee for placement
however there will be 100% placement assistance which will
be provided by the placement cell of Mumbai Maritime
The institute also prepares its candidates through exclusive
training and guidance to undertake the stiff competition
towards interviews/selection criteria of different