Cadetship

Career in Merchant Navy with Amazon Vessel Management Pvt.Ltd.


A career at sea offers a unique way of life and a challenging and rewarding career - it is far from an average job. Merchant Shipping is a vital national industry - over 90% of everything that comes in and out of the country goes by sea. Merchant ships operate all around the world and include modern Bulk Carrier, container ships, General Cargo Ships, luxury cruise liners, oil, gas and chemical tankers and support vessels for the offshore exploration industry.



Officers

Navigation (Deck), Engineering and Electro Technical Officers.
Ships Officers generally work in two departments - Deck and Engineering and this begins when you enroll as an officer trainee either Deck Cadet or Trainee Marine Engineer (TME)! The training for both disciplines uses a mixture of academic work which is combined with practical training both at college and at sea. At any time you may wish to move to a job ashore, your experience as a ship's officer will stand you in good stead. Technical and managerial skills learned at sea are readily transferable and can be developed by further training.

Navigating Officer

As a navigation officer (usually called a deck officer), you'll be a vital member of the ship's management team, and with the prospect of sophisticated and expensive vessels, valuable cargo or passengers in your charge, it's a big responsibility. While on duty (called a 'watch'), it will be down to you to make decisions on steering and maneuvering the ship, controlling navigation and communications. Using the latest technological systems, you'll have control at your fingertips. In port you'll be responsible for cargo handling and ship stability. As a senior deck officer, you'll be a leading member of a small team of skilled, professional seafarers, including junior officer and ratings. You'll direct and supervise the work of your team - maintaining the ship and its equipment at optimum efficiency. Your ultimate goal on board would to become the Master (Captain).

What qualities & skills will you need?
You'll need to be decisive, calm and able to inspire confidence in others. You'll be a good team member with mathematical ability, an interest in technology, and good written and verbal communication skills. Beyond that, confidence, enthusiasm and self-reliance are essential attributes.

Navigating officer/Deck officer Ranks are:


For each of the ranks mentioned above you will have to hold a Certificate of Competency which is issued by the DG Shipping Government of India. You will receive the first of these certificates Second Officer(the Officer Of the Watch certificate, also known as the OOW certificate) when you complete your approved Sea Training and Pass written and oral Examination conducted by DG Shipping Govt. of India. Further certificates will be gained as you increase your experience at sea and pass the required examinations. You will need to have the Certificate for the next rank before you can be promoted into it - so it's important to get them as soon as you can!

Entry Requirement:
Course Name: Deck Cadet/Trainee Navigating Officer
Age: Max. 25 years
Qualification: Pass in (10+2) or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English as separate subjects with a PCM average of not less than 60% and English Min. 50% in 10th or 12th Std

Engineer Officer

As an engineer officer, you'll operate and maintain all the mechanical and electrical equipment throughout the ship. You'll be responsible for power generation and distribution systems and for other equipment such as lifts, refrigeration plant and pumping and ventilation systems. Via a bank of high-tech instrumentation, you'll monitor mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and control equipment, and have charge of sophisticated engine management systems.

You'll overhaul and maintain equipment throughout the ship, where your engineering problem-solving skills will be your greatest asset. At sea, if equipment goes wrong you can't just pull in to the nearest garage! It will be up to you to diagnose the fault, get the equipment dismantled, repaired and reassembled and back into operation. As a senior engineer officer, you'll lead a team of professional engineering personnel and supervise their work at sea and in port. You can aim for the top position in the engineering department - the Chief Engineer.

What qualities & skills will you need ?
You'll need to be practical, resourceful and have a real interest in mechanical and electrical systems, with good mathematical ability. Like deck officers, you'll be decisive, calm and able to inspire confidence in others. Good written and verbal communication skills are required. Beyond this you'll need to be prepared to learn about new technology and adapt your skills to its use.

As an engineer officer, you'll operate and maintain all the mechanical and electrical equipment throughout the ship. You'll be responsible for power generation and distribution systems and for other equipment such as lifts, refrigeration plant and pumping and ventilation systems. Via a bank of high-tech instrumentation, you'll monitor mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and control equipment, and have charge of sophisticated engine management systems.

You'll overhaul and maintain equipment throughout the ship, where your engineering problem-solving skills will be your greatest asset. At sea, if equipment goes wrong you can't just pull in to the nearest garage! It will be up to you to diagnose the fault, get the equipment dismantled, repaired and reassembled and back into operation. As a senior engineer officer, you'll lead a team of professional engineering personnel and supervise their work at sea and in port. You can aim for the top position in the engineering department - the Chief Engineer.

What qualities & skills will you need ?
You'll need to be practical, resourceful and have a real interest in mechanical and electrical systems, with good mathematical ability. Like deck officers, you'll be decisive, calm and able to inspire confidence in others. Good written and verbal communication skills are required. Beyond this you'll need to be prepared to learn about new technology and adapt your skills to its use. Engine Officer Ranks:
For each of the ranks mentioned above you will have to hold a Certificate of Competency which is issued by the DG Shipping Government of India. You will receive the first of these certificates Second Officer(the Officer Of the Watch certificate, also known as the OOW certificate) when you complete your approved Sea Training and Pass written and oral Examination conducted by DG Shipping Govt. of India. Further certificates will be gained as you increase your experience at sea and pass the required examinations. You will need to have the Certificate for the next rank before you can be promoted into it - so it's important to get them as soon as you can!

Entry Requirement:
Course Name: Trainee Marine Engineer
Age: Max. 28 years
Qualification: Degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Electro technical officer (ETO)

As Electro-Technical Officer (ETO) you'll ensure that the wide range of electronic and electrical equipment onboard is maintained. This role will ensure your problem solving skills will be utilised on equipment as diverse as the main electric generation plant to electronic communication systems. The complexity and variety of vessels and electrical/electronic equipment onboard will ensure a technical challenge on a regular basis.

As well as your maintenance skills, this role will require you to monitor all electrical equipment onboard to maximize the operational safety and efficiency of the vessel. The ETO role is an emerging one - on some ships it is a significant role at junior and senior officer levels, on other ships it is not such a big requirement, and may be integrated within engineer officers' roles. It depends on the shipping company and the type of ship.

What qualities & skills will you need ?
You will have an interest in electrical and electronic control and power systems. Practical trouble shooting skills will be to the fore, with good team working skills.
The ETO role is an emerging one - on some ships it is a significant role at junior and senior officer levels, on other ships it is not such a big requirement, and may be integrated within engineer officers' roles
ETOs are responsible for monitoring all electronic and electrical equipment onboard to maximise the operational safety and efficiency of the vessel. Available Entry Level Courses

Entry Requirement:

Course Name: Electro-Technical Officer (ETO)
Age: Max. 35 years

Qualification: Passed three years’ Diploma with 60% marks or four year’s Degree including lateral entry, with 50% marks in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication / Communication Engineering, or Electronics and Instrumentation or equivalent. The diploma /degree courses must have been recognised by any State or Central Government or the AICTE.

Rating

Deck and Engine Ratings -Support staff who assist officers Ratings are personnel who assist officers in all departments - skilled seafarers who carry out essential tasks in the day-to-day running of the ship. As a rating you'll be trained in fire prevention and sea survival skills. In an emergency you'll help to deal with hazardous incidents, for example, as a member of a fire-fighting party or fast rescue boat crew.

Entry Requirement:
Course Name: GP Rating
Age: Max. 25 years
Qualification:
Pass with aggregate 40% marks in 10th Standard from a recognized Board with Science, Mathematics as subjects and with minimum 40% marks in English language either in 10th, 12th or diploma/degree exam. or Pass in 2-Year I.T.I. course from Govt. Approved Institute with minimum 50% aggregate marks in final year and minimum 40% marks in English at 10th or 12th or diploma/degree exam.
Catering Department :( Chief Steward/Cook/GS)

Catering Ratings

Provide a variety of catering services for the crew and passengers on ferries and cruise liners. Most cargo-carrying vessels will have a cook or cook-steward on board.

Available Entry Level Courses

B.Sc.[Maritime Hospitality Studies]
Duration: 3 years
Age Limit: 25 years
Entry Requeiment: 12th Standard passed from a recognized Baord, with aggregate 50% marks and minimum 50% marks in English subject at 12th or 10th standard exam.

6 months Certificate Course in Maritime Catering

Duration: 3 years Age Limit: 25 years Entry Requeiment: Pass with aggregate 40% marks in 12th standard from any stream, from a recognized Board with English as a subject. The candidate to obtain at least 40% marks in English either at 10th or 12th standard. Cook (Ship's Cook, Chief Cook) Food planning, preparation and stock taking/provisions ordering, must hold a Ship's Cook certificate. Steward Cleans and maintains accommodation areas.