The Merchant Navy
While the Indian Navy safeguards the coasts of the nation, it is Merchant Navy that is concerned with the trade across the seven sea. The Maritime Industry Offers career that have nationally & internationally recognized tertiary qualification, job satisfaction, a high level of responsibility, good advancement prospects & a wide variety of career opportunities, both at sea & ashore.
Along with the excellent pay and promising promotional, it provides scope for adventure & travel. Merchant Navy is also challenging career for young generation as it is a mixture of both pleasure and pin-while the benefits are numerous, the whole, it teaches resiliency, responsibility, courage and strength and open the doorway to new places and wonderful experience.
Merchant Navy is known for transportation. Plus point of merchant navy is the highest paid salary. Moreover it is totally tax-free. You can save the total salary since all your expense is borned by the shipping company.
Officer trainees in today's Merchant Navy have an opportunity to develop their careers within the dynamic and demanding industry that provides the backbone supporting trade worldwide. The modern Merchant Navy operates sophisticated ships providing its essential link to the rest of the world.
The advanced shipping fleets operated by individual companies offering an exciting variety of specialist vessels, ranging from large oceangoing tankers and bulk carriers, to luxurious cruise liners and high tech support vessels.
The maritime sector is the third largest revenue generator in the world. More than 95% of world's commercial goods (approximately 600,000,000 tonnes) are imported and exported aboard ships, all of which are reliant on highly competent seafarers whose skills are held in high regard throughout the world.
The Merchant Navy also provides vital services and support across the world's industrial sectors for energy extraction and seabed mining; surveying and exploration; wind farming and cable laying; as well as operating advanced and highly specialised emergency response and recovery vessels.
Ships work around the clock and they provide wide-ranging career opportunities for deck and engineer officers, offering a unique lifestyle and excellent prospects for promotion. Careers at sea provide an opportunity to rapidly gain considerable experience and responsibility in a stimulating and varied working environment. Qualified seafarers also have extensive career opportunities ashore in the maritime and associated industries.
The Ship's Company
Modern ships are technologically advanced and require seafarers to have a wide range of expertise.There are normally two main departments on board - deck and engine room. Ships carrying passengers also have a hotel services department and many other roles catering for the demanding needs and expectations of the paying passenger.
The deck department is concerned with the overall operation of the ship, responsibilities including navigation, communications, cargo or other ship operation, stability and safety. The engine room department is responsible for all technical services including main engine propulsion, other plant and machinery, electrical generation and maintenance, all controlled by a vast array of computer control systems that need monitoring 24 hours a day.
The number in a ship's company varies according to the size and type of ship and area of operation, and may range between as few as six and up to twenty-five or more. These numbers will be significantly higher on passenger ships and ferries in all departments but particularly in the hotel services department, depending on the number of passengers carried. Irrespective of the size of the ship's company, the structure of the various departments follows the same pattern, an example of which is shown in the table below. Limited numbers of other specialist personnel may also be carried. The smaller the total numbers on board, the more inter-departmental work activity occurs.