General questions
Ans: The Merchant Navy is commercial aspects of Shipping Industry which helps in Import and Export of goods from one country to another country. Merchant navy fleet which basically deals with the transporting cargo (Goods) by sea, to destinations around the world. Life in the Merchant Navy may be full responsibility and adventure, but it is also hard work that requires the knowledge of navigation, maintenance and safe operation of a variety of vessels which travel long distances across the seas. The Merchant Navy fleet is mainly composed of cargo liners, tankers, cruisers, passenger vessels and other special types of seagoing vessels. Although modern vessels today are equipped with sophisticated gadgetry to deal with the daily routine and all emergencies.
Ans: Apart from a promising career, Merchant Navy ensures-You are paid while you learn, you get the chance to travel the world at your company's expense, time off is quality period measured in weeks and months - not just days, your life at sea is challenging and rewarding. You can quickly rise to the top and gain responsibility, respect and a salary to match there is a lifetime of personal development opportunities post life at sea.
Ans: Requirements are : 6/6 vision in both eyes (without visual aids); no colour-blindness for Deck-Officer's It will be an individual's decision to do whatever is required to meet the requirement and as long as one meets the above requirement, he will be eligible for Merchant Navy.
Ans: Students are not allowed to go home during (Residential) Pre-sea Training. only Saturday and Sunday, shore leave will be granted. Long leave can be granted for any genuine reason. With parents approval.
Ans: Loan process will be your responsibility as a Student and you will have to choose the bank who will be willing to give you the loan. We will provide all required documents for your loan process after selection procedure. DNS Course is professional Course.
Ans: We will provide documentation assistance to student. But we will not be able to provide you any financial assistance from our end.
Ans: The fees will remain unchanged as mentioned in our fees structure, any changes will be declared in advance on our website before starting the batch.
Ans: Placement Assistance will be provided to all students who successfully complete the Course.
Ans: It's depend upon company to company & market Situation. Generally it is starts with $250 to $500.
Ans: A Deck Cadet/Engine Cadet can become a Master/Chief Engineer in eight to ten years subject to appears and passes all his promotion examinations in time and also completes the necessary Sea-time and Post Sea Courses on time.
Ans: Typically at times the voyage could be up to 9 months Or As per the policy of the company.
Ans: When you stop sailing after becoming Master or a Chief Engineer, there will be many opportunities at shore as Marine Superintendent, Technical Superintendent, Manning Superintendent, Vetting Superintendent, Port Pilot or Harbour Master, Conservator of Ports etc.
Ans: Most companies provide facilities to take families after a certain rank.ie: At this stage, top 4 senior officers (Master, C/O, C/E, 2/E) are allowed to carry family onboard.
Ans: No, you will not be entitled for salary when you are on leave. During the on-board training period the trainees are paid stipend and not salary.
Ans: This varies with the Position and Ranks. All the deck cadets have to complete their Basic STCW Certificates and INDOS certificates.
Ans: On gaining the certificate for Second Mate, the officer is eligible to be posted as 2nd or 3rd officer on board a good merchant ship, with good salary. Further sea service renders the officer capable of giving the First Mate (Foreign Going) and Master (Foreign Going) examinations. Passing of the latter exam gives him the certificate of competency to become the Captain of a merchant ship
Ans: INDOS (Indian National Database of seafarers), is a computerized national database of Indian seafarers which is of use for quick reference by statutory authorities such as Flag State, Port State, Immigration and Employers etc., to prevent the fraudulent issue of certificates. The database includes data like the seafarer's address, photographs, signature, telephone, etc. An INDos number consists of eight alphanumeric characters. Henceforth, no seafarer without an INDos number will be admitted to any course other than a three month pre-sea training course in India.
Ans: Yes, you can communicate with your parents by way of internet, Satellite phones etc. As Per policy of the company.
Ans: STCW (Standards for Training ,Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers ) rules 2010 as an international convention specifically setting standard for seafarers mandatory for every candidate who want to join maritime industry includes Personal Survival Techniques, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, Basic Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid courses.