Thursday, 3 October 2013

merchant navy

             The Merchant Navy is working on ships carrying goods and passengers around the world . It is the backbone of international trade. Without the merchant navy, the most import-export business would come to a grinding halt . With the ocean as a backdrop and the most advanced and sophisticated ships in the world as your workplace, there really is nothing to compare with a life Sea. Many countries have their own merchant fleets , transport of goods and passengers from one part of the world to another. The opportunity to travel around the world and the lure of adventure on the high seas , besides the possibility of high remunerations attracts many young people to pursue careers in the merchant navy.

About 90 percent of the global freight transport by sea by purpose-built merchant ships. Vessel costs could be as high as 5 to 100 million dollars and it takes years to build a ship . So, it is both capital-intensive and time. " The total number of vessels around the world is about 50,500 . India got a total of 35,000 officers and 110,000 sailors, while the global shipping needs about 466,000 officers and 721,000 sailors. Earlier this year, there was a shortage of about 10,000 officers worldwide. India accounts for about 5 percent of worldwide " naval officers in India are now highly sought after by commercial shipping vessels in the world.

The day at sea is divided into six four-hour periods . Three group of assistants watches are in service for four hours, then off for eight hours. The sailors often work overtime during their free time.


The Merchant Navy is one of the few jobs where the pay does not matter . It can vary between Rs.15 , 000.00 to Rs.35 , 000 per month if the wage structure differs from company to company, depending on the country , export import needs , seniority, etc.

All crew members and officers on the ship received free meals and senior officers can take along their wives for the trip. Besides this many other things as imported alcoholic drinks, canned foods , cosmetics are available on board duty free. The salary received by the crew is tax free . In other words , the salary can be saved totally while one is on the boat.

Charts on board

Master: a teacher who is also called the ship's captain is the highest officer aboard a ship. He oversees all operations of vessels and keeps the records of the ship. It is also supposed to take over the functions of accounting and bookkeeping . He took command of the ship in case of weather and crowded or narrow water. It receives and implements the instructions of the employer. His salary would be about $ 10,000 or more.

Leader: It is next only to control . Traditionally, a chief officer is responsible for securing, handling and organization of work for the other sailors. It also assists the master in the navigation functions. 8000 Salary - $ and more .

Second direction: Virtually the navigating officer of the ship, he is also in charge of twelve to four watch.

Keep all accounts and updated tables , monitors navigation equipment on the bridge. There is also medical officer on board . 6000 Salary - $ and more .

Third direction : He is in charge of four to eight shows and is directly responsible for all operations on the bridge - the goods storage and handling , maintenance of the bridge and bridge supplies . 4000 Salary - $ and more .

Other staff following personnel aboard from streams and command a salary of about $ 1,000 Notes.

Note: Seaman, forming a support team on the ship.

Attendant : A rating that operates in an oil pump and maintains and repairs equipment for handling cargo tankers.

Seaman : A deck crew who is subordinate to the marine physically fit member. Valid MARIN : He is a member of the deck crew who is able to perform all the functions of an experienced sailor .

Installer: Trained in welding , refrigeration, turning operation , casting , electricity, pumping, water purification , oiling , evaluating engine gauges and who actively support the engine maintenance.

Electrical Officer : Well qualified labor undertaking repairs of electrical and electronic equipment on board a ship and maintenance . His salary could be higher depending on their qualifications and competence.

Chef : Shipboard hand kitchen and bake. His salary could be higher depending on their qualifications and competence.

Boatswain ( BOSUN ) : The highest certified in the deck department who has immediate charge of all deck hands and who in turn comes under the direct orders of the master or chief mate or mate rating.

The labor market for seafarers

The crew of a number of cargo ships of less than 50 , while that of a cruise ship could be anything between 300 and 1000 . They are most often made on fixed-term contracts to join the ship during his trip which could be as long as nine months and over time . A qualified person designated by the employer's business is usually driven to the port where the ship is anchored employer and the person who joined the ship and starts working in the area assigned to him . A mention is made in the certificate of discharge continuously ( CDC) , which works as an official record of the sea experience. Wages are paid for the duration of the contract.

All work aboard a vessel contract , ranging from a short period of 15 days up to about 9 months. The duration of the contract depends on the travel plan for a specific ship .