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The whole administration is divided in three major levels further divided in sub categories.
Three major levels are-

3.Support Services

Lets elaborate the things now.


Ships Officers generally work in two departments - Deck and Engineering and this begins when you enroll as an officer trainee! 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.

Navigation Officers (Deck Depart.)-

As a deck officer (usually called a navigation 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. This is big responsibility! While on duty (called a 'watch'), it will be down to you to make decisions on steering and manoeuvring 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).

Rank-Trainee Navigation Officer (Deck Cadet)
Salary- Rs 25,00/- to 45,000/- pm 
Steps-3 Years Degree (Nautical Science) + 4 STCW Modular Courses.

Rank-Third/Second Officer
Salary- Rs 90,000/- to 1,25,000/- pm
Steps-12 months sea service as TNO +Oral Examination (2nd Mate Certification)

Rank-Chief Officer
Salary- Rs 2,20,000/- to 2,50,000/- pm
Steps-18 months sea service as second/third officer + 6 month first mate course+modular courses+written and oral exams.

Rank-Master (Captain)
Salary- Rs 4,00,000/- to 5,00,000/- pm
Steps-18 months sea service as a chief officer+1 month ASM course+modular courses+passing master exam.

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Marine Engineer (Engine Depart.)-
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.

Rank-Trainee Engineer
Salary-Rs 35,000/- to Rs 60,000/- pm
Steps-4 years degree (Marine Engineering)+ 4 basic STCW modular courses.

Rank-Fourth (IV) Engineer
Salary-Rs 90,000/- to Rs 1,00,000/- pm
Steps-6 months sea service as trainee engineer+3 months preparatory courses (opt.) +passing in class IV part B exam.

Rank-Second Engineer 
Salary-Rs 2,00,000/- to Rs 2,15,000/- pm
Steps-12 months sea service as IV engineer + 4 months preparatory courses+passing in class II exam.

Rank-Chief Engineer
Salary-Rs 3,00,000/- to Rs 3,50,000/- pm
Steps-18 months sea service as second engineer with class II certificate + 2 months courses + passing in class I exam.


Ratings are personnel who assist officers in all departments. Ratings are skilled seafarers who carry out essential tasks in the day-to-day running of the ship. A rating is also trained in fire prevention and sea survival skills. In an emergency a rating helps to deal with hazardous incidents, for example, as a member of a fire-fighting party or fast rescue boat crew.

Steer the ship and assist the deck officer in other navigational duties. In port, they secure the ship to the dock, carry out maintenance and contribute to the security of the vessel.

Maintain shipboard machinery. They carry out routine oiling, greasing and servicing, and strip, repair and fit equipment parts. Experienced ratings help the engineering officers to monitor the main plant and other equipment to make sure it is run safely.

   SUPPORT STAFFS                  

Support Staff assists personal on-board merchant vessels with catering and housekeeping jobs.

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

Housekeepers, stewards, cleaners, porters, laundry personnel, carpenters & joiners, concierges.

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