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MERCHANT-NAVY

  • About Our Academy
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Fee for Merchant Navy’s Different Courses
  • Ship’s Organisation
  • Opportunities After
  • Types of Ships
  • Advantage of Joining Merchant Navy
  • Inviting Reputed Shipping Companies
  • Some Important Terms in Shipping
  • FAQ
  • Inviting Reputed Shipping Companies
  • IMU
  • Some of Our Selection
  • Download Merchant Navy Coaching Form

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The Merchant Navy is a non-combatant commercial fleet, which deals with transporting cargo and occasionally, Passengers, by sea. Its fleet is therefore composed of vessels (ships) such as Passenger vessels (called liners/cruisers), cargo liners (also called bulk carriers) which carry cargo or oil tankers (called tankers), as well as other special types of vehicles. Their ships may belong to Indian or Foreign shipping companies. Infact the Merchant Navy, is the backbone of International trade, carrying cargo across the globe.

Without the Merchant Navy much of the import-export business may grind to a halt. The ships today are highly sophisticated and technology intensive safety and efficiency of the ship are crucial and depends upon the professional ability, competence and dedication to duty, of a sea fairer, onboard the ship.

Naturally, a seafarer is expected to be highly professional for the safe and efficient operation of the ship. The training in India is of reasonably high standards and the Indian seafarers are one of the most sought after commodity in the shipping industry worldwide.

Today, there are several opportunities to fetch reasonably good salaries but the Merchant Navy may also offer equally rewarding salaries at a young age. Unfortunately, the knowledge on the subject of “What is Merchant Navy & How does one join it? Still remains the privilege of few people who already have their relatives and friends in this industry. With this in the background some useful information about a career in Merchant Navy is presented herein.

◘ 95% world trade is carried by sea.

◘ Raw material and finished goods are shipped by sea.

◘ Increased movement of goods due to globalization, hence growing the opportunities.

◘ Industry studies indicate that the demand for Indian officers worldwide is a strong and ever growing.

Careers in the Merchant Navy

A career in this field is full of adventure and long voyages to exotic. As an officer in the merchant navy, one can expect a unique lifestyle that can take him anywhere in the world. Merchant Navy as a career:

◘ Highly rewarding both in terms of financial wealth and knowledge.

◘ Gives vast exposure to different lands, people and cultures.

◘ Develop leadership skills, ability to manage situations, strong sense of self-reliance and a “can do” attitude.

◘ Provides great opportunity to build not just a career but your character too.

◘ Experienced seafarers are highly in demand ashore in many areas such as shipping companies, Shipyards, Repair Yards, Classification societies, Power plants, Hotel and Hospitality industry and so on.

The officer from this branch looks after the ships navigation, loading/unloading of cargo and the general maintenance and administration of the ship. After completion of their training as a Deck Cadet, the officer joins in the rank of 3rd officer and subsequently promoted to the rank of the 2nd officer, chief officer and finally the Captain/ Master of the ship. All the promotions are subject to the individual passing his competency exams and his performance on-board the ship.

In addition to navigation duties normally, a 3rd officer looks after the life-saving appliances, the 2nd officer the passage planning and the navigation equipment, the chief officer look after the cargo work, and the Captain/ Master is the overall In-charge of the ship.

The subsequent promotions after acquiring a certificate of competency as second mate (F.G.), an officer is eligible to be appointed as a third or a second officer onboard a merchant ship and would draw a handsome salary for subsequent promotions, he has to render further sea service and progressively pass the higher examination appropriate for that rank viz. First mate (F.G.) and Master (F.G.). The certificate of competency as Master (F.G.) entitles the officers to become the captain of Merchant Navy ships.

A career at sea is very demanding as well as rewarding. It offers a high level of job satisfaction, a wide experience and challenging work environment. Experienced Marine Engineers are in great demand in all industries because of their ability to handle very large power plants, their resourcefulness, sense of responsibility and ability to work with their own hand with almost no external assistance. A Marine Engineer is a very valuable and responsible member of a ship’s team.

He has to operate and controls are engineering systems on-board his ship, and maintain them in good working condition. This gives him tremendous experience and confidence. However it must be understood that the life of a Marine Engineer is tough and not suited for the weak hearted. The ship’s engine room having the Main Engine, Boilers, Pumps, Hydraulic fuel systems, ship electrical generating plant and distribution.

Career Path for Engineer Officer

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Graduate Mechanical Engineer (GME) – Career prospect: The department of Mechanical Engineering aims to provide the best mechanical engineering inputs to the marine engineers along with broad-based knowledge in practical applications. The job of Mechanical Engineers are contributing following major activities like ship building, workshop activities required in ship repairs like welding, riveting component machining, assembling & dismantling. The Mechanical Engineering department has core laboratories for heat transfer, applied mechanics, fluid machinery, refrigeration and air conditioning control and vibration analysis. The experiments are critically selected so as to cover the entire gamut of marine engineering principles. They have to work with Main Diesel Engines, Auxiliary Engines, Boiler, Purifiers, Pumps and other auxiliary machinery. They are also required to undergo extensive watch-keeping duties in plant operation and safety etc.
Eligibility:

Educational Qualification: Graduate in Mechanical Engineering / Naval Architecture from any Engineering College recognized by AICTE (Ministry of human Resource and Development). Candidate must be in possession of valid Engineering Degree/Provisional Certificate. And must have secured minimum 50% marks in English in 10th or 12th class.
Age: Not exceeding 25 years.
Medical: Medically fit as per the company/regulatory standards. Eyesight 2.0 & No color blindness.

Training Fee: The cost of Pre-sea training will include tuition fees, books, lodging, boarding, uniform etc and will be borne by the candidates. The training fees will be approximately Rs. 4,50,000/- (Rupees Four Lack  Fifty Thousand only) and payable directly to the training institute approved by DG Shipping. The fee for the training also depends on the company/Institute and subject to change for more information you can log on www.dgshipping.com.

Training: 01 Year pre-sea training at marine training institute approved by DG Shipping Govt. of India. This training provides a graduate Mechanical Engineer student a sure path to become a qualified Marine Engineer. On Selection, you will be nominated to undergo a 12 months residential per-sea orientation training on Marine Engineering at any chosen maritime training Institute in India. (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune etc) At the pre-sea institute, apart from the academics, you will undergo training in workshops and simulators. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded certificate. On completion of the pre-sea training of 12 months, you will join merchant Naval Vessel as Vth Engineer. You will go on the ship for 8 months and after returning back you can appear in Marine Engineers Officer class IV Exam, conducted by Director General of Shipping. On successful completion of the exam, you will be awarded class IV Certificate of competency by DG of shipping and can join back as the fourth Engineer. You can further appear in promotional exams and rise up to the rank of Chief Engineer who is equal to the rank of captain of the ship.

Career Path for Graduate Mechnical Engineer

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Ship’s Electrical Officer (SEO)

– Career prospect: Every seagoing vessel must carry at least one Electrical Officer. That is why the department of Electrical is known for one man show (Bhatti Sahab) on board merchant naval vessels. Since SEO is an essential requirement there is a heavy demand in the international shipping industry. The work field of SEO is consisting of working on Main and emergency generator, High voltage generator and system, MSB & Power distribution – Procedures and Practices Power management system, Emergency Switchboard, Local Power Distribution, Emergency power & Shore supply, Other Electrical Machines A.C. Motor Starters, Protection Devices, Marine Electrical Cables, Marine Auxiliaries & Instrumentation Workshop, Electrical Equipment, Galley equipment, Laundry equipment, Practical on ship-board active boiler combustion control system and Full mission, Electromagnetism and AC theory, Basic Electrical concept and fundamental practices, DC Generators, Alternators, Electrical Motors Main and emergency generator, Electrical motors, Transformers, Automation and Instrumentation Familiarization with shipboard PMS. Special electrical practice for oil, gas, and chemical tankers Pneumatic & hydraulic systems etc.

Eligibility:

Educational Qualification:

Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized engineering college approved by AICTE (Ministry of human Resource and Development) with minimum 50% marks OR Diploma in Electrical Engineering with Ist class. And must have secured minimum 50% marks in English in 10th or 12th class.

Age:

Not exceeding 25 years.

Medical:

Medically fit as per the company/regulatory standards. Eyesight 2.5 & No color blindness.

Training Fee:

The cost of Pre-sea training will include tuition fees, books, lodging, boarding, uniform etc and will be borne by the candidates. The training fees will be approximately Rs. 2.50 Lakhs (Rupees Two Lakhs, Fifty Thousand only) and payable directly to the training institute.

Training:

6 Month pre-sea training at marine training institute approved by DG Shipping Govt. of India. This training provides a Ship’s Electrical Officer aspirants a sure path to become a qualified Ship’s Electrical Officer. On Selection you will be nominated to undergo a 6 month residential per-sea orientation training on Electrical Engineering at any chosen maritime training Institute in India. (Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Madurai, Pune etc) At the pre-sea institute, apart from the academics, you will undergo training in workshops and simulators. On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded certificate. On completion of the pre-sea training of 6 month, you will join merchant Naval Vessel as Assistant Electrical Officer. After completing your first contact as an Assistant/ Trainee Electrical Officer you can sail as an Electrical Officer on your second contract onwards.

Ship's Electrical Officer

About Our Academy

Located in the heart of the city, on Subhash Road, near Parade Ground, Police Headquarter, 1.5 km. walk from Clock Tower, 3 km from Railway Station, 7 km. from the ISBT, 24 km from the Airport. In close proximity to shopping and business centers, GPO, Banks and all Leading Public Schools “SEAKING MARITIME ACADEMY” is a branch of North India’s No.1 Coaching Institute “DOON DEFENCE ACADEMY”. It was founded by Sandeep Gupta, a Submariner of Indian Navy (Retd.) in 2005. Since then “DOON DEFENCE ACADEMY” is motivating, inspiring and guiding our young generation to join Merchant Navy. “SEAKING MARITIME ACADEMY” is not a Manning Agency OR Maritime Training Institute who provide any certificate courses OR Agent of any Company / Institute. It is just a coaching institute who provides coaching for Written Test (online/offline) and interviews for various opening for Deck Cadets / TME / GME/ SEO etc. “DOON DEFENCE ACADEMY” is a genuine guide in North India for those, who wants to join Merchant Navy after. But apart from Written Test / Interview, “DOON DEFENCE ACADEMY” is also conducting classes for basic knowledge of shipping, which include Seamanship, Ship Constructions, various Duties, Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention, Basic Marine Engineering, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, Ship Organization, Basic Terms in Shipping, Types of Ship, Ship Safety and Security, Loyalty towards Ship, Respecting Senior and Do’s and Don’t, in Merchant Navy etc. under the supervision of Experienced Personality drawn from the shipping industries. “SEAKING MARITIME ACADEMY” is basically trying to lay down the foundation for becoming a competent Seafarer. The bottom line is that, we at DOON DEFENCE ACADEMY are preparing students up to that level, where he can understand port and starboard instant of left and right and fore and aft instant of forward and backward.



“DOON DEFENCE ACADEMY” has a very big infrastructure which include modern classrooms, library, other facilities like Spoken English classes, Motivation Movies, LCD Presentations etc. We are conducting Career Seminar, Counseling Session, Audio – Video Presentation at various schools/seminars for guiding and inspiring the students to join Merchant Navy throughout the year. Every year more than 1000 students are enrolling themselves to our coaching institute for various careers, options after 12th/ B.Sc./B.Tech Every year. With our able guidance so many students selected as a Deck Cadet / TME / GME/ SEO in various Shipping Companies/Institute like Tolani Maritime Institute, RL Institute of Nautical Science, TS Rehman, TS Chanakya, National Maritime University, MMTI, AP Mooler – MEARSK, Anglo – Eastern, Executive Shipping, Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), International Maritime Institute (IMI), Fleet Management, Wilhelmsen(Barber),Ship Management, Univan Shipping, HND Programme etc.

NOTE : Once again we want to bring it to the notice of every person who is concerned with “DOON DEFENCE ACADEMY” that “DOON DEFENCE ACADEMY” is not a lioisoning office/Manning Agency/Recruitment cell/Maritime Training Institute who is giving any certificate / Agent of any company or Institute. It is a coaching Institute for written Test/Interview for various opening for Deck Cadets/TME/GME/SEO. Selection in Merchant Navy is absolutely free and fair. No money is required to be paid to anyone for selection. Please do not be mislead by someone. But as far as training is concerned the cost of training is to be borne by the candidate. For more information about this please contact the concerned authorities or log on www.dgshipping.com.




Eligibility Criteria

Deck Cadet (DGS+ IMU Scheme)-Leading to B.Sc. Nautical Science

Educational Qualification: Pass/appearing in 10+2 examination from a recognized Board/ University with Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM), with not less than 60% marks in PCM.

OR

with Physics as an individual subject in one of the years of B.Sc. in PCM or Electronics with an average of not less than 50% marks from a UGC/DEC recognized university.

OR

B.E./ B.Tech. Degree from college recognized by AICTE

AND

Should have passed with not less than 50% marks in English as a separate subject at either 10th or 12th standard.
Age: Not more than 25 years.
Medical: Eyesight should be 6/6 with no color blindness.


B.S. Nautical Technology

Educational Qualification: Pass/ appearing in 10+2 examination from a recognized Board/ University with Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM), with not less than 60% marks in PCM.

AND

Should have passed with not less than 50% marks in English as a separate subject at either 10th or 12th standard.
Age: Not more than 25 years.
Medical: Eyesight should be 6/6 with no color blindness.


04 Year Marine Engineering (TME)
Educational Qualification: Pass/ appearing in 10+2 examination from a recognized Board/ University with Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM), with not less than 60% marks in PCM.

AND

Should have passed with not less than 50% marks in English as a separate subject at either 10th or 12th standard.
Age: Not more than 25 years.
Medical: Use of corrective lenses permitted but the maximum permissible limits at entry are +_ 2.5 with no colour blindness.

Note: However DG Shipping have made guide line for different entry but some shipping companies/ Institute have their own criteria for their intake. It is our advise any person who wishes to join merchant navy should check his eyesight and color blindness test get done from some specialist doctor before applying. For more information, you can contact the concerned authority or log on to www.dgshipping.com.



Fee for Merchant Navy’s Different Courses

Fee for Deck Cadet

(DG+IMU scheme) between Rs. 4 Lacks to 6.50 Lacks as per training institute, for B.S. Nautical Technology, between 11 lacks to 13 Lacks as per institute, for 04 year Marine Engineering (TME), between 12 lacks to 14 Lacks, for Graduate Mechanical Engineering (GME), between 3 Lacks to 4.5 Lacks. This is a compulsory residential program, so the fee is inclusive of Boarding/ Lodging, Tuition fee, Books, Uniforms, CDC etc. For the STCW courses which includes basic/ advanced modular courses, Simulator based courses, Competency courses, Re validation courses and value added courses are differ from institute to institute or company to company.

Note:
The fee given above is only for information and subject to change as per Institute/ Company. However the amount is almost same for different courses but for more information you can contact the concerned authority or log on to www.dgshipping.com.




Ship’s Organisation

SHIP ORGANIZATION – RANK STRUCTURE

The rank structure in Merchant Navy is as below. Small variations in terminology do however occur.

Rating:

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Deck Rating (AB & OC)

Engine Rating (Oilers)

Cook & Stewards

Officers:

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Pays & Perks In Merchant Navy

The pay and perks again depend on company to company. But generally it depends upon the type of the ship, Experience and Competency of an individual. At the starting level a cadet may get 200-500 US dollar Pm. Among officers a 3rd officer/4th Engineer gets about 1500 – 3000 US dollar, 2nd officer/3rd Engineer 3000 – 4000 US dollar, Chief Officer/2nd Engineer 3000-4500 US dollar and a Chief Engineer/Captain may get 4000-6000 US dollar for month. Masters may draw salaries as high as US $ 8000 to 10000 per month for being on specialized vessels. But again it depends on the company to company. But the advantage of being paid in US dollar is income tax free income.




Opportunities After Sails

For Engineers:
Shore Based Options: A Marine Engineer is equipped not only for a career at sea but for any position that demands a mechanical or electrical engineer. Typically marine engineer are sought by industries like Power Plants, Cement Plants, Ship Yards, Ship Repair Yards, Ports Classification Societies, Engineering Consultant, Chartered Engineer, Surveyor and Instructor duties in Marine engineering colleges, Hotel etc.

For Navigation Officer:
Shore Based Options: The opportunities for navigation officer on shore based jobs are as wide as for the marine engineers. Ports employ Ex-Captains as Pilot to navigate ships inside the harbors and shipping companies and ship agents employ ex-captains in their operation departments and personnel assistance. Survey companies employ ex-navigation officers as a cargo surveyor for insurance claims and there are jobs available in the MMD (Mercantile Marine Department)as nautical surveyors. Some ex-captains are employed with ship brooking firms while those who have interest in teaching can join educational and training institutions.

Further Studies:
For those who desire to study further, they can do advanced studied in shipping management programme and even can do an M.S. programme or an MBA programme.




Types Of Ships

Classification of bulk carriers is based on their carrying capacities :

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Tankers:

type

Drafts:

is measured from the keel to the waterline.

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Advantage of joining Merchant Navy

1. The demand for qualified seafaring officers has increased tremendously with the increasing number of merchant navy ships sailing in the international water as a result of the progressive growth of international trade.

2. Excellent remuneration including annual bonuses and other benefits make a career in merchant navy promising and lucrative.

3. Perquisites also include opportunity to travel the world for free including free food & accommodation on board.




Inviting Reputed Shipping Companies

INVITING REPUTED SHIPPING COMPANIES/MARINE TRAINING INSTITUTE FOR CONDUCTING THE SEMINARS/CAREER COUNCELLING/ENTERANCE TEST/INTERVIEW FOR DECK CADETS, TME, GME, SEO, ETC.

Being located in the heart of city, on Subhash Road, near Parade Ground, Police Headquarter, 1.5 km walk from Clock Tower, 3 km from Railway Station, 7 km from the ISBT, 24 km from the Airport. In close proximity to shopping and business centres, GPO, Banks and all leading Public Schools and popular among the youth by the name of “CAREER TOWER” our Institute is a ideal place for conducting Seminars / Career Counseling / Entrance Test / Interviews for Deck Cadets, TME, GME, SEO, etc. We have all the modern facilities like well equipped Classrooms, Examination Halls, A.C. Offices, Computers & Laptops with operators, LCD Projector, Teaching Staff, Sufficient Manpower, Parking space with power back up. At a time more than 500 students can take part in such activities. Every year more than 1000 students joining us for different career options after 10 + 2 and Merchant Navy is one of them. Thus, we are inviting reputed Shipping Companies / Institutes, who wish to conduct their Seminars / Career Counseling / Entrance Test / Interviews for Deck Cadets, TME, GME, SEO, etc. at our campus. For more details and booking the Career Tower, please Contact:

Sandeep Gupta
Submariner – Indian Navy (Retd.)
Director
Doon Defence Academy
Seaking Maritime Academy
Mob : 09897030757
Send you proposal at : director@doondefenceacademy.com
Visit us : www.doondefenceacademy.com




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DDA Infrastructure

“DDA” has a very big infrastructure which includes modern classrooms, library, other facilities like Spoken English classes, Motivation Movies, LCD Presentations etc. We are conducting Career Seminar, Counseling Session, Audio – Video Presentation at various schools / seminar for guiding and inspiring the students to join Merchant Navy through out the year. Every year more than 1000 students are enrolling themselves to our coaching institute for various careers, options after 12th/ B.Sc./ B.Tech Every year. With our able guidance so many students selected as a Deck Cadet / TME / GME/ SEO in various Shipping Companies / Institute like Tolani Maritime Institute, RL Institute of Nautical Science, TS Rehman, TS Chanakya, National Maritime University, MMTI, AP Mooler – MEARSK, Anglo – Eastern, Executive Shipping, Shipping Corporation of Inida (SCI), International Maritime Institute (IMI), Fleet Management, Wilhelmsen(Barber),Ship Management, Univan Shipping, HND Programme etc.

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