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Your Career Path in the Merchant Navy

Brief facts about the Merchant Navy

  • The Merchant Navy transports about 96% of goods worldwide and is one of the most important contributors to the economy of nations.
  • There are around 50,000 merchant ships trading worldwide transporting all kinds of cargo. The world fleet is registered in over 150 nations and manned by over a million highly skilled seafarers of virtually every nation.

Why to choose Merchant Navy as a Career?

  • Financial Independence at a young age.
  • Excellent pay that is better than most other professions.
  • Opportunities to travel all over the world.
  • Long vacations which are as per your choosing.
  • Not a 9 to 5 desk job

Why to choose Mediterranean Shipping Company?

  • MSC is the second biggest container company in the world.
  • It has also added new Car carriers and Bulk Carriers in the fleet.
  • MSC is a ship-owner not just a ship manager like most other companies.
  • MSC has an excellent safety oriented work culture and treats its employees as part of the family.
  • MSC has regularly inducted deck & engine cadets in India in the last few years and has won the Sailor Today award for the "Maximum training berths in 2006", "Seafarers Welfare Award 2010", and "Ship Manager of the year award 5 year in a row - 2013", 2014", 2015", 2016", & 2017. SamudraManthan award "Caring Company of the Year 2015, Samudra Manthan award "Shipowner/Ship Manager Manning & Training Company of the Year 2016", Samudra Manthan Best Manning Company of the Year 2017, NMDC/DG Shipping "Best Foreign Employer of Indian Seafarers" in 2014 & 2017, Cyprus Shipping Industry Award 2017, Green Company of the Year 2018.

Career Path in MSC

Average Age Qualification Rank Required to do so Average Salary
19  XII Std Trainee Cadet  1 year pre-sea course   
20 Pre-Sea Nautical Diploma from IGNOU  Deck Cadet   18 months at sea as a deck cadet  Approx Rs 20,000/- per month free of tax
 22  2nd Mate (FG) certificate of competency   Junior Officer  6 moths   Approx Rs 60,000 per month tax free
3rd/2nd Officer  18 months at sea as a 3rd Officer or 2nd Officer   Approx Rs 1,80,000 to 2,00,000/- per month free of tax
 25 1st Mate (FG) certificate of competency  Chief Officer   18 months at sea as Chief Officer  Approx Rs 4,00,000/- per month free of tax
27  Master (FG) certificate of competency  Captain     Approx Rs 5,00,000/- per month free of tax
  • cadet starts earning a salary of approximately Rs 20,000 per month during his training on board. By the time you are in your 30’s your salary as Captain of the ship is over Rs 5Lakh per month

In short, if you are selected, joining MSC will be possibly one of the best career decisions you ever made!

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