Merchant Navy

What is Merchant Navy?

You have studied Physics, Chemistry and Maths at the Plus Two level, are interested in engineering, are self-reliant with the spirit for adventure, desire to see the world and want to earn big bucks  – Merchant Navy is a career you can pursue.

The Merchant Navy is a non-combatant commercial fleet comprising passenger vessels, cargo liners, tankers, ore carriers and other types of specialised ships for efficient transport by sea. These ships are operated by public and private sector shipping companies and manned by trained navigators, marine engineers and crew. The Merchant Navy has two specialized fields, i.e. Marine Engineering and Nautical. A career in the Merchant Navy which was earlier a male preserve can today be pursued by women as well.

What do I have to do?

A ship in the merchant navy has been described as a floating village generating its own life support system. The three main divisions are Deck, Engine and Service departments. The Deck Department takes care of the...

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