Your Career Path in the Merchant Navy

Brief facts about the Merchant Navy

  1. The Merchant Navy transports about 96% of goods worldwide and is one of the most important contributors to the economy of nations.
  2. 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 choose Merchant Navy as a Career

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

Why choose MSC?

  1. MSC is the second biggest container company in the world.
  2. It has also added new Car carriers and Bulk Carriers in the fleet.
  3. MSC is a ship-owner not just a ship manager like most other companies
  4. MSC has an excellent safety oriented work culture and treats its employees as part of the family.
  5. MSC has regularly inducted deck & engine cadets in India in the last few years and has won

NUMEROUS Awards as follows:

2010 – Ship Manager of the Year
2013 – Ship Manager of the Year
2014 – Ship Manager of the Year
2014 – Best Foreign Employer of Indian Seafarers by DGS/Govt of India.
2015 – Ship Manager of the Year
2015 – Caring Company of the Year
2016 – Ship Manager of the Year
2016 – Ship Owner Manning & Training company of  the Year
2017 - Best Foreign Employer of Indian Seafarers by DGS/Govt of India.
2017 – Ship Manager of the Year, 5TH Year in a Row
2017 – Prestigious Cyprus Shipping Industry Award
2017- Samudra Manthan - Best Manning Company of the Year”
2018 - Green Company of the year 2018
2018 - Seafarer of the Year award at CREW CONNECT GLOBAL AWARDS
2018 - Shipowner/Ship manager Manning & Training Company of the Year”
2018 - Offing Award for “Best Employer for Dry Cargo Vessel – Large Segment”
2018 - Seajob Award for “Best Employer of the Year”

Career Path in MSC

Average Age

  Qualification     Rank     Required to do     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 months Approx Rs 60,000 per month free of tax
3rd Officer / 2nd Officer 18 months at sea as 3rd Officer or 2nd Officer Approx Rs 180,000 to 200,000 per month free of tax
25 1st Mate (FG) certificate of competency Chief Officer 18 months at sea as Chief Officer Approx Rs 400,000 per month free of tax
27 Master (FG) Certificate of competency Captain   Approx 5000,00 per month free of tax

Cadet starts earning a salary of approximately Rs 20,000 per month during his training on board as a cadet by the time you are in your 30’s your salary as Captain of the ship is over Rs 5 Lakh per month.

In short, if selected, joining MSC is possibly one of the best career decisions you can make!

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