Merchant navy is a division of marine industries in which the naval fleets include commercial containers, passenger vehicles, cargo liners and other such items.
Yes, you will be spending a majority of your time blazing through the sea. Yes, you will not get to see land as often as you would want to. But then again, being into Merchant Navy is not everyone’s cup of tea. The career is exciting, the package is lucrative, and the work is not as easy as you may think it is. No matter how many new communication channels may come up, merchant navy will always be a very important cog in the wheel of international trade. Until you can send a car to another country through an email, people will need to use one of the routes (land, sea or aerial) to get the transportation job done.
It is important to know that merchant navy is not similar with Indian navy. Merchant navy is not fighting-navy. Most merchant ship carry various cargo includes; bulk ore, animal, passenger, oil and container cargo. The main attraction from merchant navy career is good of salaries and free travel foreign as bonus. People who work in merchant navy will get high income at young age.
For example, the third officer or fourth officer on oil tanker ship can get salary up to 2,000 dollars per month and it depends on type of company and ship they join. For junior officer usually work for four up to six month contract and senior officer work for three or four months contract. Some ship management companies pay salaries per year while some of them pay while officer on sail. People who work in merchant navy often get high salary because they work far away from home for long times. In fact, they spend many times at the sea.
Officer can go to ashore when they complete job and don’t forget to work again and leave shore. It never stop to work on the ship as long the ship do many work includes; loading cargo, discharging cargo and sailing. The ship will stop for while in port. Oil tanker ship in port for twenty four hours, and container ship only stay few hours in port. It is important to know that some country not allow you to stay for holiday after completed tenure with your oil tanker/cargo ship. The ship owner will pay high salary for it because you work far away from home, stay at the sea for long times and far away from families. But, when you work in merchant navy job on the ship, you will meet with different cultural in the world. You can meet with officer from the United Kingdom, The United State, Canada, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Croatia and other countries. It means, you will not spend your time alone in the cabin
If you decide to work in merchant navy industry, there are different kinds of job responsibilities to choose and complete before apply for work on the ship management company. The first job responsibility is deck officer. In this department, you should have high skill in ship navigation, cargo storage, ship management, ship maneuvering, ship stabilities and cargo handling operation. Deck officer divided into several job positions includes; captain, chief officer and 2nd officer position. The captain is also well known as the first man on the ship. He/she has full responsibilities for all crew and operation. The chief officer is maintaining job in the deck team, cargo supplies and cargo holding. The second officer work for safety crew, radio maintenance, ship repair, ship equipment maintenance, and ship navigation.
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