Over 95% of the world’s trade goes by Sea, there are 85,000 merchant ships in the worlds and more than 100 types of Cargo Ships in 21st Century the seas of the world carry more goods than ever before because it is cheapest way of transportation. Merchant Navy is the commercial aspects of shipping industry and Indian Navy is the defence aspect. So there is a clear distinct difference between Merchant Navy & Indian Navy.

Shipping Industry depends upon highly competent & professional Sea fares, who are respected everywhere in the world for high standard and quality. Indian Sea Fares are in grate demand in worldwide because we having strong foundation in our academic teaching system, the technical apprehension are the best compared to other countries.

Basically Ship are divided into 3 department i.e. Deck (Navigation) department, Engine Dept., Saloon Dept. where trained manpower are required, No person are eligible to join Maritime Industry without training according to IMO, IMU, DG Shipping (Govt. of India) norms.

Deck Department : A deck officer are responsible to run and navigate the ship from one port to another and safe loading and unloading of cargo, managing ship communication system, after 10 + 2 or B.E. student are eligible to join the Deck Dept. A class III Certificate of Competency holder start as a Deck Officer – Salary approx. 1200 US$ with prospects of becoming a master (Captain) in about 8 Yrs. with Salary of Approx. 4500 to 14000 US$ plus Leave and allowance.

Engine Department : After 10 + 2, Dip. (Mechanical, Electrical), B.E. (Mech.- Elect.) are eligible to join Engine Department. He has to operate and control all Engineering System on board the ship and maintain them good working condition. Class IV COC Holder start as a Fourth Engineer with a salary of approx. 1200 US$ with prospect of becoming a Chief Engineer in about 8 Yrs. with a salary approx. 10500 US $ plus leave and allowance.

About Phoenix Maritime : Phoenix Maritime Services Pvt. Ltd. is a reputed & recognized service provider to the Shipping Sector act as a Ship Management Company, headquarter at Nagpur and Branch Office at Bangalore with operation in 8 States and 150 cities in India bifurcated in 5 Zones i.e. East Zone, West Zone, South Zone, North Zone, Central Zone. It acts as a Professional Intermediary at Two level with sector value change and One Level it creates awareness about careers in the Merchant Navy ensuring a steady stream of Human Resource raw material which becomes and input for the Academies and at Second Level it offers the manpower trained at these academies to the shipping companies Phoenix Maritime provides 100% Job Placement with Bank Loan assistance to every students for more information please visit :


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From India, Nagpur
After 10+2 sci(pcm) studens merchant navy is a good career option where students get 100% assured placement with high salary,
From India, Nagpur
Students after 10+2 are eligible to join maritime courses btech-marine engg (4 yrs), bsc (nautical science-dns) ,bsc nautical science(3yrs), amsa, newzealand-deck cadet courses
eligibility-minimum 60 % agg marks in pcm,age-not more than 25 yrs,vision 6/6 for deck dept and (+/-2.5) for eng dept with no colour blindness

From India, Nagpur
SELECTION PROCEDURE : PHOENIX MARITIME SERVICES (P.) LTD, undertakes Aptitude, IQ, Reasoning and Psychometric tests followed by an interview. The final selection will only takes place after medical check-up through our panel Doctor
Medical Fitness: Medically fit with No. color blindness. All candidates have to pass complete medical examination and mandatory tests prior to joining at the Academy. PHOENIX MARITIME SERVICES (P.) LTD, have panel of qualified doctors and requirements as per ILO Convention 147 Seafarer's Medical Examination ( only male candidates are eligible for said recruitment drive,

From India, Nagpur


The opportunity to travel around the world and the lure of high salaries attracts many youngsters to a career in the Merchant Navy. This feature describes the profession, how to get into it and the promotion avenues. Usually, young people are attracted by the glamour of traveling the high seas, but it is good to know what actually the job entails. It also describes what to expect and the avenues after spending some years on the ship. A career in the merchant navy is considered a glamorous one, especially by young people who have the travel bug. It offers an opportunity to visit new and exotic places all over the world, and the salaries are also very high. For many young people, a life of travel and adventure holds a unique charm and that is the reason that many of them look for a career in the merchant navy.

What is merchant navy? It consists of various types of ships such as tankers, cargo and passenger ships. It is different from the navy in the sense that it offers commercial services, as opposed to the navy, which is involved in the defense of a nation. Companies that run merchant ships require trained people who can operate and maintain the ships. Merchant Navy is the backbone of international trade, carrying cargo across the globe.

Trained people are required for the three main departments of the ship, the deck, the engine and the service department. There are, thus, many career options that are available for any youngster that has dreams to join the merchant navy. The deck officers include the captain, chief officer, second officer, third officer and other junior officers. Deck staff is responsible for navigating, supervising cargo and passengers. The engine department consists of the chief engineer, radio officer, electrical officer and junior engineers. They are responsible for the engines and other mechanical and electrical equipment. The service department manages the kitchen, laundry, medical and other services.

Salary: The starting salary varies between Rs. 1, 40,000 to Rs. 1, 80,000 per month. A person gets a variety of benefits such as free food, accommodation, paid leave, two-way free passage and facilities for families. In other words, the salary can be saved totally while one is on ship. The perquisites include bonus, holiday travel and other annual benefits. Since the job involves going abroad for extended periods, one can take advantage of becoming an N.R.I. and earn tax-free income.

The entry level for a fresh Marine Engineer (ME) is at the rank of fifth engineer or junior engineer. Promotions depend on examinations and a steady performance. The fourth engineer must have completed 18 months of sea time and clear the examination (conducted by Marine Mercantile Department, Government of India) to be promoted to the rank of third engineer. At each stage, exams have to be cleared and after many years of experience, one may hope to become the chief engineer, the highest rank that an ME can reach. At this level, salary may reach Rs 4.25 lakh per month. Some people achieve this by mid-30s. The chances of promotions are quite wide, though it may be mentioned that there are no higher positions after becoming the captain of a ship.

From India, Nagpur
Am looking for a robust writeup of career devlopment plan for merchant navy from Abel-seaman to Master. Any assistance us greatly appreciated.

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