Career at Sea

Career at Sea

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Career at Sea

What is life at sea like?

Working at sea is not always easy, and no one will tell you otherwise. The question, of course, is whether the benefits outweigh the

drawbacks—for you.

“Life at sea is generally hard work twelve hours a day, seven days a week. Every couple of months you’re off for a couple months,

depending on a variety of circumstances. Since you live with same group of people for so long you end up having two different families:

your at-sea family and your at-home family.”

Sea-based careers offer:

  • Great pay and benefits
  • Quick career advancement
  • Daily increase of knowledge and skills
  • Pride in accomplishment
  • Outdoor living
  • Fast friendships
  • Increased confidence and personal growth
  • Travel and adventure

But there’s a trade-off. As a mariner you may also experience:

  • High-pressure work
  • Long hours
  • Close quarters
  • Heavy labor
  • Homesickness
  • Seasickness
  • Little room for error

While perspectives and experiences differ, getting all of the information you can about your career of choice will increase your chance

of job satisfaction immensely.

The opportunity to travel around the world and the lure of adventure on the high seas, besides the possibility of high remunerations

attracts many youngsters to make a career in the Merchant Navy. Merchant Navy is different from the navy in the sense that it

offers commercial services, as opposed to the navy, which is largely involved in the defence of a nation.

Merchant Navy is the backbone of international trade, carrying cargo all over the world. The merchant ships employ a huge number of

workers to carry and deliver goods from one country to another. Without the merchant navy, much of the import-export business would

come to a grinding halt!

A career in the merchant navy is considered a glamorous job, especially by the people who have been bitten by the travel bug. It offers

an opportunity to visit new and exotic places all around the globe. Merchant Navy career is not only monetarily rewarding but also

satisfying and a bit challenging.

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A career at sea offers a unique way of life and a challenging and rewarding career – it is an exciting job. Merchant Shipping is a vital national industry for many countries worldwide – on an average over 90% of everything that comes in and out of country involved in international trade goes by sea. Merchant ships operate all around the world and include modern ferries, large container ships, luxury cruise liners, oil, gas and chemical tankers and support vessels for the offshore exploration industry.

The main jobs on board are:-

Officers
Deck (Navigation), Engineering and Electrical Officers.

Ratings
Support staff who assist officers.

Support Services
Support personals who assist in catering and housekeeping services.

There are thus, many career options that are available for any youngster who has dreams to join the merchant navy. The deck officers include the captain, chief officer, second officer, third officer and other junior officers. The engine department consists of the chief engineer, second engineer, third engineer, fourth engineer, electrical officer and junior engineers. The service department manages the kitchen, laundry and other services.  Jobs are available with shipping companies in India and other countries.

Eligibility:

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Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) course leading to B.Sc. (Applied NS): DECK OFFICERS

Educational Qualifications:

Senior School Certificate/ Higher Secondary Examination/ Class XII/ 10+2 from a recognized Board/ University with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM), with not less than 65% marks in PCM and 60% aggregate/ Equivalent GCE – UK “A” level/ International Baccalaureate Diploma

B.Sc in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or Electronics with Physics as individual subject in one of the year, with an average of not less than 60% marks in the final year, from a recognized University provided that the candidate must have passed 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) from a recognized Board

B.E./ B.Tech. degree with average of not less than 60% in the final year from I.I.T. or from a college recognized by AICTE/ UGC.

Students awaiting final semester results can also apply.

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English: Should have obtained not less than 60% marks in English as a separate subject, at either 10th or 12th standard or in the Degree course conducted by a recognized Board/ University

Age Limit: Minimum age should be 17 years and maximum age should not exceed 25 years on the date of commencement of course (Course commences in February and August every year)

Physical and Medical Standards: Physically fit and should meet the medical requirements as specified by DGS guidelines, 6/6 eyesight without visual aids and no colour blindness

IMU CET: Should qualify IMU CET for the respective batch DNS is a Sponsored Course. Students can apply even before appearing for IMU CET to obtain Company sponsorship.

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GRADUATE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING – ENGINE OFFICER

Educational Qualifications:

B.E./ B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering or Naval Architecture with minimum 60% marks in final year from I.I.T. or from a college recognized by AICTE/ UGC.

Students awaiting final semester results can also apply

 Note: B.E./ B.Tech. Candidates of Mechanical and Automation Engineering branch are also eligible to apply. Please refer to DG Shipping circular for further details.

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English: Should have obtained not less than 50% marks in English as a separate subject, at either 10th or 12th standard or in the Degree course conducted by a recognized Board/ University

Age Limit: Maximum age should not exceed 28 years on the date of commencement of course (Course commences in February, June and October every year)

Physical and Medical Standards: Physically fit and should meet the medical requirements as specified by DGS guidelines, eyesight 6/12 in each eye without visual aids and no colour blindness.

Go on the website to view the rules:www.dgshipping.com/dgship/final/rules/medicex.htm

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ELECTRO TECHNICAL OFFICER – ELECTRICAL OFFICER

Electro Technical Officers (ETO) course for 4 months duration followed by 8 months on board training.

Educational Qualifications:

B.E./ B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Electronics Engineering or Electronics Engineering or Electronics & Telecommunication/ Communication Engineering or Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering with minimum 60% marks in final year from I.I.T. or from a college recognized by AICTE/ UGC.

Students awaiting final semester results can also apply

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Passed 10+2 with PCM. This requirement does not apply to candidates admitted as a lateral entry to 2nd year of B.E./B. Tech degree course after the Diploma

English: Should have obtained not less than 50% marks in English as a separate subject, at either 10th or 12th standard or in the Degree course conducted by a recognized Board/ University

Age Limit: Maximum age should not exceed 28 years on the date of commencement of course (Course commences in June every year)

Physical and Medical Standards: Physically fit and should meet the medical requirements as specified by DGS guidelines, eyesight 6/12 in each eye without visual aids and no colour blindness.

Go on the website to view the rules:www.dgshipping.com/dgship/final/rules/medicex.htm

 

 

 

 

 

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