JOIN MERCHANT NAVY

GUIDELINES FOR JOINING MERCHANT NAVY 

Merchant ship's complement is divided into Deck, Engine & Catering Departments. The nomenclature for positions and entry levels may vary with nationality of shipping company. The Master remains in overall command and this position is attained through the Deck

Ranks and Ratings
Master Captain

DECK OFFICERS RANKS ENGINEER OFFICER RANKS
Chief Officer
2nd Officer
3rd Officer
Deck Cadet (EL*)
Chief Engineer
2nd Engineer
3rd Engineer
4th Engineer
Electrical Officer (EL*)
Trainee Marine Engineer (EL*)
DECK RATINGS ENGINE RATINGS
Bosun/Serang
Able Bodied Seaman
Ordinary Seaman
Trainee Ordinary Seaman (EL*)
Fitter
Oiler
Greaser
Engine Room Trainee (EL*)
CATERING RATINGS  
Chief Cook
Second Cook (EL*)
 

EL* indicates Entry level positions, which are Deck Cadet,
Electrical Officer, Trainee Marine Engineer
Trainee Ordinary Seaman, Engine Room Trainee,
Second Cook and General Steward

QUICK ELIGIBILITY CHECK

Academic
Qualification
Max Age On Date of Commencement of Course Eligible for Following Course
10th Standard Pass with English 17.5 to 25 Years 6 months Pre-Sea Course for General Purpose Rating
12th Standard Pass with Science, Maths and English 17.5 to 25 Years 6 months Pre-Sea Course Saloon Ratings
10+2 pass with 60% average in PCM, and 50% in English 25 Years
  • 12 months Pre-sea Deck Cadet Course.
  • 3-Year B.Sc. Degree in Nautical Science.
  • 2-1/2 year Marine Engineer under Alternate Training Scheme.
  • 4-Year Workshop Training for Marine Engineers.
  • 4-Year Degree in Marine Engineering.
B.Sc. with 55% in Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Electronics, along with Physics for at lest One University year 25 Years 12 months Pre-Sea Deck Cadet Course
B.E./B. Tech. From IIT or other AICTE Recognised College 25 Years 12 months Pre-Sea Deck Cadet Course
B.E. in Mechanical Engineering or Naval Architecture with minimum marks of 50% in final year and with minimum 50% marks in English language at 10th or 12th or in Degree Exam.  28 Years 1-Year Trainee Marine Engineer Course
Diploma in Mechanical / Marine / Naval Architecture / Electrical Engineering with 50% Averagewith minimum marks of 50% in final year and with minimum 50% marks in English language at 10th or 12th or in Degree Exam.  28 Years 2 Year Trainee Marine Engineering Course
Dip/Degree in Hotel Management (AICTE Recognised) with 40 % marks in English language at 10th / 12th standard examination 18 to 25 Years Orientation Course for catering personnel
Diploma in Shipbuilding Engineering with 50% Average
(4 years course)
28 Years 2-years Trainee Marine Engineering Courses
2-years ITI Course with 50% Average 25 Years 6 months Pre-Sea General Purpose rating (PS-GP)