The ‘Ship’s Master’ is in charge of the ship. The Nautical (Deck) Department, Engineering Department & Catering Department are shown in the chart below. A deck officer starts his career as a TNOC (Cadet), rising to Captain (Ship’s Master). An engine officer begins as a Junior Engineer,rising to the Chief Engineer. Promotions are subject to the candidate completing “sea-time”, vacancies arising, and passing the competency certificate examination.
– Master –
Nautical Dept Catering Dept Engineering Dept
Chief Officer Saloon Ratings Chief Engineer
2nd Officer – 2nd Engineer
3rd Officer – 3rd Engineer
TNOC (Cadets) – 4th Engineer
Deck Ratings – Junior Engineers
Beware of Frauds:
SCI engages cadets/ trainees directly through it own schemes and has not authorized any person to engage cadets/trainees on its behalf. SCI recruits directly all crews(deck, engine, saloon and GP rating) on its main fleet and not through any person. No service charge whatsoever is payable for engagement/recruitment in SCI.
It has come to the notice of SCI that certain persons are fraudulently issuing letters on our behalf regarding the selection of cadets/crew to candidates seeking employment in SCI. Public are advised not to be misguided by such mails, messages or communication through any means.
Joining the Merchant Navy
You can work on Direct Contract with SCI:
Candidates with 10+2 (PCM), age up to 25 years, appear for IIT/JEE. Success in IIT/JEE, permits candidates to be selected and they can do either:
a) Nautical Officer – 3 year B.Sc. (Natural Sciences). The candidate should be physically fit (as per Merchant Shipping Rules) 6/6 vision, unimpaired color vision.
b) Engineer Officer – 4 year Marine Engineering degree course. Candidate should be physically fit as per Merchant Shipping Rules.
On successful completion of training they apply to join a shipping company. Shipping companies also approach candidates while under training and recruit them directly.
Alternative 2: One Year IMU Pre-sea course
a) Nautical Officer – The candidate should be physically fit (as per the Merchant Shipping (MS) Rules). Eligibility 10+2 (PCM) 60% and English 50%, should qualify in the IMU entrance exam, or B.Sc. (PCM) 50%, or BE age 25 years with 6/6 vision in both eyes & unimpaired colour vision. Age relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST category applicants and 2 years for girl cadets. Approved one year Pre-Sea training is provided before posting them on board the ship. Please consult www.nipm.tn.nic.in/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
b) Engineer Officers – For Junior Marine Engineers, SCI recruits B.E (Mechanical/Naval Architecture). Please consult the specific advertisements for eligibility criteria for direct recruitment.
Advertisements appear in national newspapers as and when the company requires personnel. In this respect, please contact: The Executive Director, Fleet Personnel Department, The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd., Shipping House, 245, Madame Cama Road, Mumbai 400021.
Ratings: One may choose to join the sea career as a rating.
Deck Rating: 10th/SSC, 18-25 Years. Medically fit as per Merchant Shipping (M.S.) Rules. Eye Sight 6/6, with color vision.
Engine Rating: 10th/SSC, 18-25 years. Medically fit as per Merchant Shipping (M.S.) Rules.
General Purpose (GP) Rating Course: (For deck/engine): 10th / SSC, 18-25 years. Medically fit as per Merchant Shipping (M.S.) Rules. Eye Sight 6/6, with color vision.
Saloon Rating Course: SSC. Age limits: 18 to 25 years. Medically fit as per Merchant Shipping Rules.
Job added by: The Shipping Corporation of India ltd. (SCI)