Career as Deck Officer in Merchant Navy : A Deck Officer starts his career as a Deck Cadet. During the pre‐sea training, he will prepared for the Nautical disciplines and will be responsible for the Navigation, Cargo handling maintenance and other associated duties on board merchant navy ships. After specified periods of intervening sea service on Board a ship, cadet can progress to the rank of Captain. The career in Merchant Navy as Deck Officer is very rewarding both financially and also in job satisfaction, an opportunity to see the world.Meet different people enabling to broaden the horizons and totally free.
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Join Merchant Navy- 2018 > Deck Officer The navigating officer, as the name suggests is responsible for the navigation of the vessel and is also responsible for the loading of cargo and maintenance on deck. The deck officer first starts off as a deck cadet and on completing requisite sea time and examination goes on to become a third office rand then a second officer, later a Chief Officer and then a Captain of a ship. For example, if you wanted to be a deck officer, an interview with one of the shipping companies for the post of a deck cadet would be the place to start. If selected, you would be sent to a pre sea training institute for a year, followed by an apprenticeship on board a ship for 18 months. After that, you can appear for the exams conducted by the Director General of Shipping, which would qualify you to be sent on board as a third officer. Depending on performance and experience gained, you could be promoted to the position of a second officer. Another examination after 18 months would make you a Chief Officer and further Caption/Master.
1 Year Deck Cadet Course / Applied Nautical Science/ DNS Course.
IMU & DGS APPROVED COURSE
This refers to the First 2 semesters (1year) of in house training at approved training institute/academy. On successful completion of this pre sea training, Diploma in Nautical Science is awarded by Indian Maritime University and CDC document, (essential for a person to sail to other countries) is issued by the Director General of Shipping, Govt. of India. The candidates are eligible for joining the ship as Trainee Navigating Officer. Leading international Shipping Companies visit our Academy and select cadets for on board training in their vessels.
While sailing as a trainee cadet (3 semesters / 18months) the candidates complete their Distance Learning Programme (DLP) with the study material given by IMU. On completion of 18 months on board training the candidates undergo 4 months course (2nd Mate) at a DG shipping approved academy to become eligible for a certificate of Competency issued by DGS and B.Sc in NauticalScience degree from IMU.
The Cadet can become a Captain of the Ship. Career path below shows the progress of a candidate.
1 year course consists of 2 semesters. After passing out the exams, the cadets will be awarded a DIPLOMA NAUTICAL SCIENCE. The cadets will thereafter be joining on board vessel as a Trainee cadet. They will have to obtain 18 months sea service (Two years time will be taken approximately to complete the 18 months sea experience).
With this 18 months sea experience, they will undergo 4 months Second mate’s foundation course & then they are eligible to appear for 2nd mate exams. After passing the second mate exams, they will be promoted to the rank of a 3rd officer.This Diploma Nautical Science course also leads to get B.Sc degree in Nautical Science. During the first 18 months sea service, the students undergo a Distance learning Programme(DLP). With further sea service & exams they will be promoted to Chief Officer and then eventually become Captain of the ship.
Entry into the one year Diploma in Nautical Science is only through written entrance examination and counseling session conducted by Indian Maritime University (IMU), Chennai . No candidate can be admitted to the course without passing the entrance examination of IMU.
Candidates who do not have sponsorship from any DGS approved ship
owning/manning company/agents will have to attend the counseling session of IMU after passing their written entrance examination. However, candidates who have sponsorship need not have to attend the counseling session of IMU. They can join the training institute of their choice after clearing only the written test .
Candidate should have Passed in HSC (10+2) or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry , Mathematics and English as separate subjects with a PCM average of not less then 60% or
- Candidate possessing B.Sc. Degree in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry or Electronics with Physics as individual subject in one of the year, with an average of not less than 55% of marks in the final year or
- Candidate possessing B.E./B. Tech. Degree from I.I.T or from a college recognized by AICTE
Deck Cadet Sponsorship:
Sponsored Candidate are those who have been selected/Sponsored by any approved shipping company for On-board Training/Cadetship after qualifying Test/Interview/Medicals. As per the new circular, Sponsorship is mandatory for admission in 1 year DNS Course from any registered shipping company /Manning Agents.
Maximum 25 years of age as on 1st of January or 1st of August.
Medically fit as per the standards set by M. S. Medical Examination Rules, 2000.
Candidates have to Qualify a full eyesight test conducted by the Mercantile Marine Department before being finally selected for the course. They should have 6/6 in each eye without visual aids and should be free from colour blindness.