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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 business.

The Merchant navy career options mainly include the following category.

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 world.

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 & further exams.

1. Captain
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.

General Information:
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 company’s rules.
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.

Academic Records

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 Training Institute.

The institute also prepares its candidates through exclusive training and guidance to undertake the stiff competition towards interviews/selection criteria of different companies.


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