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The ‘Ship’s Master’ is in charge of the ship. The Nautical (Deck) Department, Engineering Department & Catering Department are shown in the chart below. A deck officer starts his career as a TNOC (Cadet), rising to Captain (Ship’s Master). An engine officer begins as a Junior Engineer,rising to the Chief Engineer. Promotions are subject to the candidate completing “sea-time”, vacancies arising, and passing the competency certificate examination.
Nautical DeptCatering DeptEngineering Dept
Chief OfficerSaloon RatingsChief Engineer
2nd Officer-2nd Engineer
3rd Officer-3rd Engineer
TNOC (Cadets)-4th Engineer
Deck Ratings-Junior Engineers
--Engine Ratings
Joining the Merchant Navy
Alternative 1
Candidates with 10+2 (PCM), age up to 25 years, appear for IIT/JEE. Success in IIT/JEE, permits candidates to be selected and they can do either:-
a)Nautical Officer – 3 year B.Sc. (Natural Sciences). The candidate should be physically fit (as per Merchant Shipping Rules) 6/6 vision, unimpaired color vision.
b)Engineer Officer – 4 year Marine Engineering degree course. Candidate should be physically fit as per Merchant Shipping Rules.
On successful completion of training they apply to join a shipping company. Shipping companies also approach candidates while under training and recruit them directly.
Alternative 2: One Year IMU Pre-sea course
a)Nautical Officer - The candidate should be physically fit (as per the Merchant Shipping (MS) Rules). Eligibility 10+2 (PCM) 55% and English 50%, should qualify in the IMU entrance exam, or B.Sc. (PCM) 50%, or BE age 25 years with 6/6 vision in both eyes & unimpaired colour vision. Age relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST category applicants and 2 years for girl cadets. Approved one year Pre Sea training is provided before posting them on board the ship. Please consult http://www.nipm.tn.nic.in/ or contact info@imu.co.in for further details
b)Engineer Officers - For Junior Marine Engineers, SCI recruits B.E (Mechanical/Naval Architecture). Please consult the specific advertisements for eligibility criteria for direct recruitment.
Advertisements appear in national newspapers as and when the company requires personnel. In this respect, please contact: “Senior Vice President “, Fleet Personnel Department, The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd, Shipping House, 245, Madame Cama Road, Mumbai 400021”.
Ratings: One may choose to join the sea career as a rating.
Deck Rating: 10th / SSC, 18-25 Years. Medically fit as per Merchant Shipping (M.S.) Rules. Eye Sight 6/6, with color vision.
Engine Rating: 10th / SSC, 18-25 years. Medically fit as per Merchant Shipping (M.S.) Rules.
General Purpose (GP) Rating Course: (For deck/engine): 10th / SSC, 18-25 years. Medically fit as per Merchant Shipping (M.S.) Rules. Eye Sight 6/6, with color vision.
Saloon Rating Course : SSC. Age limits: 18 to 25 years. Medically fit as per Merchant Shipping Rules.
Rating Training is carried out at MTI as and when required and at various institutes in the country. Kindly also refer to the Directorate General of Shipping website for details: http://www.dgshipping.com/
Our Maritime Training Institute (MTI) at Powai conducts National and International Shipping related Seminars /Conferences / Workshops on a continuous basis. In addition to these,we also conduct the following courses:-
Courses conducted at the Maritime Training Institute
Courses conducted at the Maritime Training InstituteDuration Days
IMU Pre Sea Course1 YEAR
General Shipping Management10
Finance Management in Shipping8
Management Development Programme6
Containerized Shipping Management10
Practical Aspects of Chartering10
Cost Control in Shipping Management8
Risk Management & Marine Insurance6
Tanker Chartering & Operation6
Pre Sea Course (GP Ratings) plus STCW package6 months
Advanced Fire Fighting6
Seamen's Package11
Proficiency in Elementary First Aid2
Fire Fighting & Fire Prevention3
Personal Survival Techniques3
Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities3
Passenger Ship Familiarization
Proficiency in Medical First Aid4
Medical Care10
GMDSS GOC11 Days + 2 Exam Days
Specialized Training Programme on Liquefied Gas Tanker Operation11
Specialized Training Programme on Oil Tanker Operation11
Oil Tanker Familiarization5
Chemical Tanker Familiarization5
Liquefied Gas Tanker Familiarization5
ISM & STCW Familiarization4
Ship Security Officers
Training for Trainers and Assessors12
Training for Instructors (General)5
Training for Instructors (Marine Engineering)5
Marine Hydraulics (Advanced)6
Refresher Course on Marine Electronics & Pneumatics6
Marine Instrumentation & Control Systems12
Advanced Fire Fighting Upgradation1
Basic Upgradation1
Passenger Ship Safety5
For details, contact: -
“The Booking Office,
Maritime Training Institute,
52C A.S Marg, Powai,
Mumbai 400072”.
Tel: 25700538.
Fax: 25700338