Marine career

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 includes the following category.

  • Navigating officers (Deck side officers)
  • Marine engineering officers (Engine side officers)
  • Crew members (To assist the officers)
  • 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 are high worldwide. The shipping  companies are facing great shortage for the Deck & Engine officers.



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 exercise 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.

  • Captain                 
  • Chief Officer    
  • Second Officer
  • Trainee Cadets



The ship’s engineers have complete responsibility of the ship’s engine room i.e., the main engine, boilers, pumps, hydraulic fuel systems the ship’s electrical generating plant and distribution system. From the trainee engineering officer level, one will by promoted to Chief Engineer of the ship with proper sea-experience and further exams.

  • Chief Engineer   
  • Second Engineer
  • Third Engineer
  • Fourth Engineer
  • Junior Engineering cadets