7 Reasons Deck Cadets and Junior Engineers are Not Getting Jobs

The recent financial crises have affected everyone in the maritime industry. Ship Jobs are scarce, though everyday you might hear in news that some top-notch company took in five new ships or increased its pool of employees. Strange it might seem to be, the fact remains that the gray clouds of unemployment are still not completely off the marine market place. The top rank professionals will swim smoothly, as they have always; however, those at the bottom has and will have to bear the brunt.

Talk to a freshly graduated junior engineer or deck cadet and I bet the only thing you would hear about is of getting a decent break (or even on any damn shitty ship would also do). They want jobs badly, I mean really bad! And why would they not? There are many who have taken loans for their maritime training and even have mortgages to clear off. In fact, that is what every one of us would do once we pass out from the college. Look for jobs! Right?

Unfortunately, the “situation of crises” has become a breeding ground for job agents and fraud shipping companies to do profitable business. They are charging $2000-$3000 dollars in return for a break; not to mention, one cannot expect it to be in some hot-shot company.

Sadly, these fresh graduates have started to succumb to the situation, and have even started considering shelling out the “asked price”. Result? Some have already received the much desired break, some are looking for sources to finance them, and some have fallen prey to fraud agents and shipping companies, who have taken the money and disappeared in thin air.

It’s a grim situation out there, where no one knows what to do and whom to blame. So, as the blaming-game continues, we try to pen down seven important points that we believe have been the real reason for the present dilemma.

1.       Supply & Demand Imbalance

It might sound cliché, but the fact remains that the lack of equilibrium between the supply and demand of fresh professionals in the marine industry is the main reason behind the dearth of jobs, especially for newly graduates. Maritime academies are churning out marine engineers and deck cadets, doing their jobs pretty well and making huge profits, irrespective of the market condition.

However, they can’t be blamed because one cannot shut the institute for one year and then re-open it again whenever the need arises. Today, the need for deck cadets is less, tomorrow it can be more. So who is to blame? Probably the authority that gives the permission to open new institutes every month is at fault. However, the bottom line is until a balance is created between the demand and supply of seafarers, the scarcity of jobs will persist.

2.       Inability of the Governmental Authority to take Concrete Steps

Governmental authorities should take concrete steps to solve the issue of unemployment for the fresh graduates. Or else, merchant navy would slowly lose its position as a prospective career option among students (The fact is it has already lost its lustre to a certain extent).

It is high time the government take a stand to help the freshly graduated cadets and engineers for getting placed in decent companies. Until this is done, both agents and shipping companies will not miss a single opportunity to earn profits from maritime professionals. Government needs to intervene and help these professionals with a decent break.

3.       Lack of References = No Job Offer

Shocking but true, the trend of getting jobs using references is still a hot favourite method of getting a decent job. There have been several cases wherein average students have got jobs in top shipping companies because they have father or uncle working there as chief engineer or captain; whereas bright students are still jobless because either they don’t have a god father in the industry or lack hundred of dollars to pay as bribe.

Either ways, an unjust and unfair condition is being created which is eventually making the present situation grimmer. Though people might shout slogans against corruption or even get themselves enrolled in a debate against the same, the fact is, when it comes to personal level, the definition of immorality changes, drastically.

4.       Shipping Companies Showing No Respect for Fresh Graduates

Let’s face the fact that a certain shipping company hires a fresh graduate with the sole intention and hope to retain him or her as a third officer or a fourth engineer once the necessary certifications are achieved. The companies don’t entertain newly graduates as respect to the degree or training they have. Don’t believe me? Visit a shipping company or a ship and see how the cadets and junior engineers are treated and you would get to know what I mean. We agree that they are fresh and naive, but they are future officers and captains. Give them their due respect.

The moral of the story is until the companies stop treating young professionals as “liabilities”, the loyalty will not have a place in employer-employee relationship, leading to reduction in retaining power of the company. Give respect, and get respect in return.

5.       Unwillingness/Inability to Enter a Different Market

Unlike other fields, wherein graduates have options to enter other industries and domains, a seafarer is left with no other choice than to stick with the same field. Merchant navy is a specialized field, where only two types of people are found – one who loves money and one who loves the sea. So once a person shells out hundreds of dollars for his maritime training, he or she is least interested to explore other fields wherein the starting salary wouldn’t be even half of that offered in merchant navy. Moreover, the glamour attached with the field is also something that holds back maritime professionals to explore other domains. Try talking to a dozen of mariners; each one would talk about leaving the field, but I bet none would do so. Probably that’s why they say, “Once a mariner, always a mariner.” Moral of the story- there are several other opportunities as well. One needs to look beyond his or her mental block.

But this is just one side of the story. Most of the fresh maritime professionals won’t be able to land themselves with a decent job on land because the skilled they acquired are of no use on land. A marine engineer might be able to find a way, but a deck cadet will have a tough time making his way through the highly competitive market on land.

6.       Improper/Inadequate Training

This might come a bit blunt on the fresh cadets and engineers. But lately there have been a huge lapse in the quality of cadets and engineers that maritime institutes are producing. Ask shipping companies, and they have a list of complains about fresh graduates. Probably that is just an excuse on their part; probably it is true, but the fact is maritime institutes today are more interested in quantity than quality. They believe a certificate is all that one needs to run a ship at sea, irrespective of the kind of training and skills a mariner has.

Though it’s true that experience is the best teacher, a fresh seafarer should have the basic skills to ensure his or her safety on ship. Most of the fresh seamen are still “Alice in wonderland” when on ship, increasing shipping companies belief that they really are nothing but “liabilities”. But the cadets and engineers are not the only ones to blame. It’s the slack policies of institutes that are to blame. And until these institutes tighten the loose ends, the shipping companies will not show their trust in the fresh graduates.

7.       Maritime Institutes Flaunting Fake Promises

How often have you seen maritime institutes flaunting one liner such as 100% placement Guaranteed? Always, right? And how often have you seen the same institutes going back on their words when they are not able to provide placements? Same – always! Like every field, institutes in the marine industry have also learned the ropes of the game to allure more students to their courses. They know how to attract students by giving fake promises or showing big starting salary figures, without debriefing them about their future career or life at sea. Every year more and more students are falling prey to this traps and finding themselves stuck in a catch22 situation. End Result: Dissatisfaction, depression, and of course – the great unemployment!

Deck cadets and junior engineers are the lifeline of the maritime industry. With the higher rank holders showing less of interest in the sea life and moving towards land jobs, these fresh graduates would have to be at the helm of the industry one day. It is high time the authority took some drastic steps to give these professionals their due respect and place in the maritime industry.

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Comments

  1. sailorjoy says

    This is the real situation what we are facing now. Every word is truely describes the current market condition. Seems that written by any experienced(in job searching,running in all the companies to beg for a job,)deck/or engine cadet who have not got a job yet,like me and like many other guys. The authority should do something seriously asap.

  2. HARSHVARDHAN says

    their is one more hidden truth that non of the recruiter is going through yours resume and I can prove this.I have my resume on more than 118 job sits registered and I’m searching a job for more than 2years online.
    Thank you

  3. prakash jaiswal says

    Y cnt dg shipping make it compulsory for companies to hv a engine cadet n deck cadet in each and every ship.

  4. smt says

    as per my thinking d.g.shipping in india should stoped giving approvals to private collages…….and no.of seats every year should be decided as per demands to all institute…….

  5. Nilotpal Ray says

    yes this is absolutely true that now a days certificate has no value.everything is possible in this industry if you have any reference then you are welcome. And if you have no reference then you have to straggle yourself and wait for your luck.

  6. captain salim chagla says

    99% training indian institutions put a rider no guarantee of jobs/cdc in decent merchant navy ships-as moves under-the-table cash ! mmd/dg shipping..ha ha;
    except capt.vivekanand’s institution is totally clean in Chennai;

  7. captain salim chagla says

    in 56 years, now retired in various companys,till GESCO was good as a dk.cadet-just 6/6 eyes and slogged 3 years as a cadet,then 2nd mate,chief officer & captain in 1983-shipping training industry is lax !the culprit is the ministers/DG Shipping by lost IAS officers who dont know their ass to elbow,hassling CDC boys roughly under-the-table 2lacs to a cadet job today,and as a fresh seaman 1lac-that is the rate or game o.k.

  8. captain salim chagla says

    if the humpty-dumpty oppence out then the pandora’s mess of freshers in indian shipping officer’s and crew-ask the Shipping Master & Principal officer & various union’s

  9. amol patil says

    1. make it mandatory for every ship to have engine/deck cadet….

    2. Dont give permission for new colleges.. limit strength to supply characteristics

    3. freshers will have to wait for more than a year if they dont have godfather…. so be patient….

    4. agents should be banned by shipping companies.

  10. says

    Hello everyone I am writing from Romania. I am an student in the final year at ANMB (4 years programme) at Nautical Sience and Naval Engeneering Merchant Marine Faculty.The deck cadets situation here is like a nightmare there are few openings and we consider them as none because of the huge number of deck cadets coming from the only three registered institutions in Romania ANMB, UMC,and CNR. As I was telling you is nearly impossible to get on board an ship as an deck cadet because it doesn’t matter how good you are or if you have experience at sea. The main key of succes is having someone to give money to or have any relative on board a ship or working for the crewing agency.Engine cadets and electrician cadets have much more chances in geting any open position. I have 2 months as deck cadet on an research vessel tanker and ro-ro imo training courses but I can’t convince recruiters to select me regardless of the high test results or marks obtained during this 4 year period.

    Best regards,

    Vladislav

  11. Antony 3rd engineer says

    Hope the woeful situation for Deck and Engine cadets changes in the coming months without much delay.At the same time the Government should direct the training institute to take less students than its full capacity till the crisis is over.

  12. Manish says

    i am also a deck cadet, and i had compleated my pre sea training. so wot can i do for get a job..
    please suggest me..

  13. captain salim chagla says

    sir, happy new year

    1st the matter of deck or engine cadets~after the *MMD 6/6 eyesight and no rickets or lung free/hernia total medical fitness and then *DG approved course’s done then, *the problem IS “surprice check” …which mean’s a *divali gift ….all are aware

    2nd CDC should be ready in a week – or kick the Shipping Master’s rear end

    3rd every shipping company must have compulsary 1 deck cadet and 2 engine cadets in a ship (reason is a better job LATER by technician/Ch.eng shore-jobs)

    4th Five years in the same company-or cancel their gratuity etc

    5th young masters are the “command con the ship owner & beck-n-calls”

    AS ideally shore master-mariner must have minimum age 40-45

  14. captain salim chagla says

    ps : as we as a cadet first year salary per month Rs.105,
    second year per month Rs.125,
    third year per month Rs.140,
    + decent food,plus 12 hour working scrapping our knees,chipping,painting,sextent,watch-keeping,PLUS washing captain’s laundry,etc
    BUT THAT IS OR “WAS THOSE DAYS …..We learned fast and right !

  15. Kapil gautam 4th engnr says

    Very dreadful condition for engine cadets & its not going to be better for next 2 years. This situation is a result of dgshipping decision of increasing age limit from 24 to 28 years. There is flooding of trainees in markets & jobs are few. Now many shipping companies recruiting officers who are chief engineers or captains are taking more than
    2.5 lacs from trainee cadets through agents. Dg shipping is not going to do anything in this regard, it is more concerned about money making from institutes. So boys better you be ready to pay some heavy money or have a top reference.

  16. Kapil gautam 4th engnr says

    Why don’t these cadets enquire about institute placement records at the time of admission. One cadet came to me to have some reference so I talked to my company’ manager about this entry level system, shockingly he told me every entry level wannabe seafarer has to pay some 2.5 lac ( 2 lacs cut to selection manager/captain & 50 thousands to some clerk & agent ). Also paying money through agent is not reliable So better then to face this situation, try to get enrolled in reputated college, Now Its all about supply demand ratio.

  17. mamun says

    it is good side. i am a marine engr. i have passed from marine fisheries academy,12. now i m searching a job as a marine engr.

  18. KALAIMANI KARUNANIDHI says

    while joining in Pre-sea training course either it may be DNS,BSc(Nautical),BE(Marine),GME .You have to chose the right institue .whether the institute placed all the students onboard it play’s a significant role in determining cadets future life.Some of the institutes are started by the reputed ship mangement institutes in India.If the students join this college then they don’t worry about the placements.some of the institutes name are the following.

    1) Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy setup by Anglo Eastern Ship Management.
    2) Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies by Great Eastern Ship company.
    3) Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies by Executive Ship Management.
    4) Visvakarma Maritime Institute by Bernhard Schulte Ship Management.

    Please send this information to all students who are all aspiring to become Seafarers.

  19. S.GOVINDARAJAN says

    BEING NARROW AREA OF SPECIALISATINS, BE DEGREE IN MARINE ENGINEERING, ONE AND TWO YEARS GME/DME/Bsc NAUTICAL SCIENCE HAVE NO SCOPE DUE TO RECESSION IN MERCHANT NAVY.

    BEWARE OF FALSE PLACEMENT RECORD CLAIMS FROM DGS APPROVED TRAINNG INSTITUTES, BEFORE SEEKING ADMISSIONS. THINK CAREFULLY BEFORE SPENDING YOUR FATHER’S HARD EARNED MONEY TO TAKE UP MARITIME EDUCATION.

    NEW ENTRANTS BETTER APPROACH SHIPPING COMPANIES FOR PRIOR SELECTION AND SPONSORSHIP BEFORE SEEKING ADMISSIONS IN TRAINING INSTITUTES

  20. lokesh kumar says

    sir,
    firstly i would like to say that
    wat u had said here is very rightly true.
    i m one of the cadet who is facing this pro-
    -blem .
    i think the best way to overcome
    this problem is
    1. close this DNS program.
    2. stop the unauthorized manning agents.
    then may be after some years the scene will be changed

  21. DENZIL VAAS says

    i finished my marine engineering 2 years back.still searching for a decent break.have submitted my resume in nearly 60 companies.can anyone tell me when this crisis is going to be over????

  22. rahul rautela says

    this is the truth of future officers……….we r suffering, nobody intrested…..i hv done pre-sea but from seven months, roaming here and there for training……o god help us please

  23. Akhil says

    sir wat u hv said here s d real truth … nd m too facing the same prblm … hv dne pre sea training abt 8 months ago .. and still nt placed anywhr yet … as u said institution hd promisd 100 % placment wen v joind thr .. bt nw they dnt shwng any interest to plc us …

  24. saravanakumar says

    hello

    Mr.Akhil can you tell from which institute u have graduated cas i m goin to join so that i can avoid that inst

  25. venkat says

    HI THIS IS VENKAT RATNAM DOING MY FINAL YEAR B.TECH IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING .
    I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN IN MERCHANT NAVY AS ENGINEER
    ALL PEOPLE ARE SAYING THEY ARE FACING THE PROBLEM IN SEARCHING OF JOB
    BEFORE JOINING THE PRE-SEA TRAINING IT WILL BE A BETTER OPTION AS A SPONSORED CANDIDATE FROM ANGLO EASTERN GROUP. CAN YOU PEOPLE SUGGEST ME IS THERE ANY OTHER REPUTED COMPANIES AVAILABLE IN INDIA.?
    IS THERE ARE PLEASE SUGGEST ME HOW TO SELECT FOR SPONSORSHIP BEFORE PRE-SEA TRAINING FROM SHIPPING COMPANIES FOR SURE.
    PLEASE HELP ME REGARDING THIS at cruizerin@gmail.com
    I AM WAITING FOR YOUR HELP. THANK YOU.

  26. SURENDRAN NAIR says

    I find many of the candidates mentioned abaove are correct. Most of the institutions verbally given 100% guarantee at the time of admission and after completion of the course they do not doing anything.

    My Son’s case is also like that. I heard that after completion of Marine Engg. course, candidate will get 100% placement and hence I appraoched Coimbatore Marine College, Coimbatore in 2007 for my Son’s admission for B.E. Marine Engg. I was convinced by Officer-incharge by showing previous year’s placement records there will be 100% placement after completion of course. Accordingly, I had taken admission for my Son though I was not able to meet such huge expenses.

    But now I regret to state that he has completed the course and so far no campus recruitment taken place. Funny thing is College is not replying to my E-mails. How can a parent can spend this much huge money trusting an institution.

    Everybody knows that most of the Shipping companies are not recruitng fresh candidates.

    Regards,

  27. KABIR KHAN says

    THIS IS TRUE THAT MANY INSTITUTE ARE PROMISING 100%JOB GURANTEE BUT WNEN THE TIME FOR PLACEMENT COME THEY TAKE ONE STEP BACK.GOVERNMENT SHOULD TAKE STERN ACTION AGAINST THAT INSTITUTE WHO ARE MAKING FALSE PROMISES AND RUINING THE LIFE OF STUDENT.D.G.SHIPPING MUST LOOK AFTER THIS BURNING TOPIC AND THINK EACH STUDENT AS HIS OWN SON.

  28. Capt Kamalakannan says

    Dear all, Good day..
    Above facts are very true and valid. Thinking on a wider horizon, apart from DG shipping giving licenses for various colleges and colleges minting money on educating cadets, please do also understand that no one has forced the cadets to join their institute.
    Prior joining, please do take note of current economic situation and job availability in shipping from someone in the field.
    In today’s economic scenario, with so called losses in shipping market, cost cutting and search for cheap labour market is a key to cut loss or show profitability. No one can force to employ cadets on all ship’s, even the DG – they can only recommend the same for Indian flagged vessel at the most..
    Suggestion would be:
    1. Cancel the licenses of colleges imparting sub standard level of education. Institutes promise 100% job guarantee, but when asked about same on completion of course, they inform that it is guaranteed, but will take long long time… Cancel the licenses of such institute.
    2. Stop giving licenses to new maritime colleges
    3, Educate people joining shipping courses on job availability, competition and scope of job.
    4. DG should make sponsorship for training mandatory to get admitted in maritime courses. This was there in the good old days presea courses. This should be there for the other diploma and degree courses as well.
    5. Today, the industry has changed a lot with multinational crew with a big language barrier. The cadets should be particularly strong in English and should be with a very good attitude towards work and cadet training / Respect to seniors. The recent feedback on Indian cadets is not particularly excellent, though this is only a few cases.

  29. Jun Garcia says

    It is very true. Such a very nice article. I believe it is very imperative to have this article republished in
    other publications or if we can email this link to many and forward it to as many readers as possible. The impact of this article is big and it might be a wake up call for those who are regulating the industry. Cheers!

  30. DENZIL VAAS says

    FEW OF MY FRIENDS ARE JOINING THE SHIP BY PAYING 3 LACS TO AGENTS IN MUMBAI, CHENNAI..I HAVE ALREADY TAKEN LOAN OF 3 LACS FOR MY PRE SEA..IF THESE AGENTS TAKE SO MUCH MONEY ILL BE TOTALLY RUINED..

  31. Ravi shankar says

    As long as i know there is no such thing as high supply low demand ratio, many of my buddies have joined ships by either paying agents or through reference…. And my seniors are yet searching for jobs.

  32. jithin k k says

    D.G SHIPPING SHOULD STOP THE DNS COURSE AND LET THE CADETS COULD GET A TRAINING

  33. Ashutosh Tripathi says

    dear, i am going to get admission in Ges (Nautical deck cadet) . i am pursuing b.tech it final year 2012. i am paying fee 500000 rs to the “Omega maritime management service pvt. ltd.” . please tell me that this is the leagel to get entry for career in merchant navy………….

  34. Anish says

    Please Check the back ground before paying. Even if they promise 100 % placement, please don’t believe them as reputed colleges are not able to fulfill the placement promises due to job scarcity in the market

  35. says

    Plz tell whoever joined this academy wheather there is 100% placement or not at anglo eastern kajrat

  36. says

    hello,i am manoj choudhury ,i am going to join anglo eastern maritime academy on june 1st so i want to know that can there is 100% placement at there and also about the company profile so plse give it to me quickly ,if any body knows this pleaseeeeeeeee

  37. Anish says

    @ Manoj: This institute is operated by a ship management company, hence chances of placement are good but difficult to say 100% as looking at the job scenario now a days. Company is good.
    Wish you good luck.

  38. Vijay says

    Can any one guide me for HND course Nautical Science… I’m planning for it.. please help me whether i should do it

  39. Ansh Chhabra says

    Anglo Eastern, Give IMU- Cet, And before that give the Anglo Eastern Test and clear everything.
    Clear the interview also, they may ask anything, I had my interview yesterday, and they asked me numerous number of questions which were – ” Why is sky blue ? ” , ” if you are walking and a sound is coming from behind, what kind of wave does it make ? ”
    They even asked – ” What are greenhouse effect ? ”
    Hopefully, I gave them everything right.

    just for your information.

    Because Anglo-Eastern have 100% Job Placement into their companies.

  40. A K JHA says

    what is future prospects of B. Tech (marine) from Indian Maritime University, Chennai campus? Please comment urgent.

  41. dpv says

    is international maritime academy,chennai gives placement there.Anyone answer to my question quickely….

  42. kamalesh says

    Hi guys,merchent shipping is totaly corrupted field in the world.as i read all the comments tat cadets are not geeting jobs but even GP Ratings also not getting jobs in industry.peoples are paying 3 lacks for GP Rating course and for placement they are paying again 3 lacks to agents in mumbai.this is the scenerio of industry……nothing is going to change becoz DG Shippping is not taking neccesary steps improve the job availability.even i am looking for job since last 2 years.fed up with this field…….i would like to say one thing GP RATINGS Also back bone of the industry…..so don’t talking about only cadets and engineers.GP Ratings also can be future officers of the industry.

  43. S.GOVINDARAJAN says

    Dear Gentlemen

    The petition initiated through http://www.change.org is meant to reasonably and justifiably represent to the Govt. of India and the Directorate General of Shipping, for the future good of all new entrants and aspirants to join the Maritime Industry. You must understand that this initiative is not to starve the maritime educational activity but to refresh and purge out defective methods adopted blindly on traditional basis. The present maritime educational pattern in India needs an urgent radical transformation to meet with the global demands under stiff competition from other countries. This is quite evident from an outright and authentic “no nonsense impression” given out by one of the stalwarts of a ship management employing 30,000 Indian seafarers that Indian seafarers are losing their competitive edge against foreign nationals in the area of skills, integrity and cost.

    Today’s’ global economic situation has imposed drastic fall in the shipping trade resulting scarce job opportunity for junior nautical and engineers’ shipboard training. It is quite important at this juncture that Shipping Administration of Govt. of India, together with the senior practitioners of the Indian Shipping Industry must engage into serious discussions as how to revitalise the emergence of a new order to create quality trained manpower out of our country, with speed and caution.

    I think there are no two opinions between us that there is a serious dilution of quality everywhere from basic training ground to the operational levels on board ships, deplorably at a time when the evolution of state of the Art technologies employed in ships demand seafarers with sharp wits and high integrity.

    Govt. of India and our strong mature maritime community of practitioners certainly cannot ignore the fact that if we continue to remain passive, we will soon be overtaken by rest of the world to a point of no return.

    I wish to remind you that the petition to the Govt. of India is aimed at creating good training ships facility for all students or suspend courses till such time infrastructures are created for this. By your endorsement and signing the petition, you are certainly not in derogation against any authority. We all have our rights to express our opinions, pooling out at the end and arrive to create concrete proposals, then speedily implement.

    I DO NOT SEE WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE RESERVATIONS/APPREHENSIONS THAT YOU WILL FALL IN DISFAVOUR OF EITHER YOUR MANAGEMENTS OR GOVT DEPARTMENTS, FOR RIGHTFULLY EXPRESSING VIEWS AND SUGGESTING SOLUTIONS, WITHOUT ATTRIBUTING BLAMES ON ANY ONE.

    I sincerely expect that all my esteemed colleagues of the Indian maritime community will now come forward to sign the petition placed in http://www.change.org, which is made without prejudice. You are welcome to give any constructive suggestions, while you sign the petition on line.

    Please visit and sign the petition TODAY.

    https://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/job-crunch-for-new-graduates-in-shipping

    http://becauseiamyou.blogspot.in/2012_06_01_archive.html

    S.Govindarajan
    Mob: 9444511819

  44. NILESH VHATKAR says

    I DONT KNOW PEOPLE LIKE ME WILL GET THE JOB .UNEMPLOYEMENT DSNT MATTERS THE THING WHICH MATTERS IS THE WASTE OF TIME .I HAVE LOST MY 2 YEARS .BUT THEN EVEN THOUGH GIVE YOUR BEST .DONT LOSE YOU CONFIDENCE FREINDS ONE DAY EVERYONE WILL BE ONBOARD WITH A JOB .JUST DONT LET YOUR SPIRIT GO DOWN .KEEP IT UP AND CHANGE THE SYSTEM .

  45. Vishnu says

    Well said mate.. This is the real time problem WE the Mariners are facing.. Especially the freshers.. Hope DGS understands the situation and acts accordingly..

  46. sanaul says

    How many times is the eyesight checked …. is it only once at the point of cadet or for every time?

  47. Anish says

    Dear Sanaul,

    Normally, it is done during the time of admission, once between your training period and every time before joining the ship.

  48. Rahul says

    Sir,please tell me how I will get a job in ships with base of 12th sci. Because my financial condition is very bad,pls tell which small courses I can done to reach towards shiping jobs.

  49. sahil says

    I have completed G.P..rating course from one institute in Chennai.For last one year he does not have job.Some agencies are claiming that on paying INR 2.5L ,I shall get the job . Then after completing one sailing may be period of 6-9 month I will get the watchkeepers certificate. And then further job I will get the job on that basis. Please let me know what are chances of getting further contract without paying commission. Is advisable to pay INR 2.5L for getting first job.

  50. Thushanth says

    Hello Sir
    I am Planning to do my GME from sims. Reading the above comments i am bit confused now. can u help me? which institution gives atleast 90% placements? i already got a job in accenture. i was planning to drop that job n do my GME. do u think its a good idea?

  51. Mac says

    Plz don’t join this profession especially mechanical engineers. .instead join any private company and study hard for psu and govt exams.i left this profession last year after 5th engr and instead of wasting my time at mmd mumbai studied for psu exams and got selected in oil india ltd as assistant executive engg. Today i am doing a respectible job and i am proud to say i took right decision

  52. Munish bedgal says

    Aftr completing sea time of 36 mnths done my functions for 2ndmate fg frm mumbai and got coc in nov’2012.have been sailed on all type of tankers …I.e. product, chemical, crude, oil and lpg…..

    Since thn have been to almost evry company in mumbai…..evn cleared interviews and computer based exams conducted by various companies…..but at the last….they hav one common…..
    Answer …..sorry u r frm rating backround and currently v r not taking guys frm rating backround.

    Frm last 1 yr I m hunting for job as a third mate and wht they offer me is to join as an A.B , and dont ask about promotion……

    Now it seems to b like one of the biggest mistake of my life ….tht i have 2ndmate fg coc

    Whn this all is going to b over….100 and 100’s of guys like me ll’get job……?????????

    Plz

  53. kalidass says

    hi frds,i finished bsc nautical science,i paid my fees through bank loan.now i am not getting job.i am frusstrated being in my home.what the hell life is???????

  54. Rahul says

    Never think of joining merchant navy, the number of candidates who are being/going to be jobless per year is at the toplevel. there are a number of merchant navy training institutes in our country which has been aproved by DG shipping, but one think i need to know is what is the meaning of these aprovals, every candidate join the couse by looking this approval status, many of them like me, been jobless for two years, including the time period of doing dns(imu) 3 years, joined the course with a lot of dreams, but now fed up with the situation, I lost my 3years and arround 4lakhs by this ****, some pf my friends started going for job with daily wages, let me ask those who are elected on top of our head, why this cruelty to the youngsters, what is the need of running courses like DNS, to all my brothers and sisters who have fallen into this trap, dont be tensed, whatever we losed is lost, now focus on ur life, choose an apppropriate career other than merchant navy, u can do distance digrees from various universities while u cam work, or any thing like that, and dear friends let us join our hands and guide the maximum aspirants to not to join marine colleges which are not sponsered.

  55. Veerasundaram says

    It is highly regretting to know all the facts about scope of Bsc Nautical Science in India, My son spent 3 years in college spending lot of money followed by he gave lot of many to the promising agents expecting his dream to come true!

    He would have studied MBBS in the last 5 years in private college on payment seat!

    Now he is blind what to do next ! There are lakhs of Deck/Engine cadets are roaming in India without knowing what to do?

    Never lose hope, change your field , use your talent and learn to earn, Never think life is only in ship!

  56. rakesh kamath says

    agents thrive because shipping companies give them an opportunity as the company officials themselves get commission from agents.

  57. Denson says

    Dg shipping , i have to say this only. stop the Dns function immediately. increase the Gp rating period into one year.

  58. Pawan kumar says

    I did dns from IMU.I scored 74% aggregate in both the semesters.But I am not getting atleast a chance of interview.Please recomend me some companies ,which can give me a chance.

  59. Anand Kumar says

    I need a good collge in mumbai which can give placement me in a decent company.Just completed my HSC with PCMB.And if this doesnt work then plz suggest me some othr way of getting into it

  60. says

    Dear Anand,

    Since the Job market is in a crunch, we will not be able to provide exact details of the colleges. We will suggest to opt for those colleges who can provide sponsored seat for initial training (Some ship management companies have their maritime college which provides initial training to sponsored candidate in self managed ships- Anglo eastern, Univan etc.)
    There is no OTHER WAY.

  61. Sandeep says

    My self joined shipping in 1998 now sailing as chief engineer, to all cadets and trainee engineers , my experience is word recession has been there in shipping from ages, and is still being used to extort money from trainees,those who hav completed training must hav patience, and be ready to work for lower wages and clear exams as fast as possible , because there is shortage at higher ranks. also government must force all shipping companies to hire at least 5 trainees each for minimum wages to give them sea time.future of shipping in india is good with present government giving boost to coastal shipping , be positive minded, join some workshop , forget about earning concentrate on learning, money will follow u…..

  62. KAPIL BHARDWAJ says

    sir i had completed my b.tech in mechanical engg. and i had cleared exam of anglo eastern and they are sending me at IMS goa for GME . so i want to know is it good to do GME at IMS GOA .

  63. says

    @ Kapil

    It’s DG shipping approved institute. Do check the placement record for last two years to get a clear picture.

  64. Nikhil Shukla says

    sir I am confused …Is there any placement in imu chennai for btech ? and what about imu vishakapatnam ?? ? please reply !

  65. Ashank Rudola says

    I sat for IMU CET 2014 and secured AIR 57. I am not sure but do hope that I will get admission in MERI Kolkata.

    So,sir, do you have any opinions on the institute ?

    Would help to choose me wisely.

    Thanks.

  66. HEM says

    THESE THINGS ARE TRUE AND THERE ARE SOME MORE THING IN MARINE ENGINEERS FRESHERS LIFE TOO…….

    1.. EDUCATION LOAN REPAYMENT TORCHES FORM THE BANKS .INSULTING BADLY IN FRONT OF PUBLIC BY SCOLDING AS A FRAUD BORROWER(BEGGAR) BY POSTING PHOTOS IN BANK .

    IF WE HAVE WE CAN PAY BUT ,WE ALREADY PAID OUR ALMOST ASSETS TO THE FRAUD INSTITUTIONS.

    2. TREATING AS USELESS IN SOCIETY AND FINALLY IN HOME TOO DUE TO THEIR FRAU STATION ON US.

    3 FINDING JOBS IN LOCAL COMPANIES ..
    THEIR REPLY . “”YOU HAD COMPLETED BE MARINE THERE IS NO JOB FOR YOUR STUDIES”‘
    THEIR ARE NOT BELIEVING TOO GIVE JOB BECAUSE THEY THINK ”WE SAIL IF THE CORRECT JOB COMES .” SO NO JOB SECURITY

  67. Jacob john says

    Is it possible for a b.tech(marine) to undergo graduate in marine course(GME), coz they have good opportunities that direct graduates in marine

  68. Amaninder Singh says

    Sir,I have taken admission in Tolani Maritime Institute,Pune inB.S. Nautical Science .Please tell me should i continue or change my course to B.S.Marine Engineering.. PLEASE TELL ME..ITS VERY URGENT…….

  69. Asis says

    Will i get placed after completing E.T.O. Course, i am electrical n electronics engineer.

  70. abhinav kumar says

    I have passed imu cet and after counselling i got cv raman college of engineerig for b tech marine. Can i join it ir not…?

  71. aakif says

    sir,i got bsc nautical science in T.S chanakya through my IMUCET2014 rank.
    please tell me sir,the problems stated above are same for this campus too????
    the placement record for this college is good or not??
    plz tell me sir,as i am confused for admission.

  72. Shubhranshu says

    Sir, I am an mechanical engg & going for gme course from GRSE kolkata. So can you please tell me what will be the job opportunity for me??

  73. Shriyanchalmani says

    Sir, I’m B.E graduate in Electrical Engineering. I’m thinking to join ETO course from Great eastern, lonavla.
    After reading above comments I want to know about the future scope of ETO.
    Plz reply on this n also regarding onln test papers & interview Ques.
    Thank you

  74. says

    @ Shriyanchalmani:
    – “future scope of ETO.”: Cannot be predicted as current job market is not at its best. With ETO need to go through exams and acquire COC to get onboard, it is sure ETO on ship will be continuing as an important position.

  75. Krishan Veer Singh says

    I want to do DNS course . Is INTERNATIONAL MARITIME INSTITUTE , DELHI is good for doing this course. Will get good placement ?

  76. shushank says

    sir,i m going to join IMS goa for 2year pre sea DME course….plzz guide me is this institute is good??what is the placement records of this institute?? its urgent..

  77. eric says

    sir. I would like to know the current scenario for joining eto course in india.reputed
    institutes offering the course and job opportunities.. thanks in advance

  78. ayush says

    i spend lot of time reading each & every questions and answers which is mention above by experts / candidates thnks for giving your views but now i am very confused because i really want to join merchant navy as a deck cadet .i did my graduation in B.B.A n having few knowledge about computer . can i joint merchant navy i also visited few agency n college they are saying yes of course you can join and they also saying they will provide 100% placement and all . what shoud i do please suggest me i am going to join it thats why i need good suggestion .

    N yes can i get job in cruise ships after completing my course of deck cadet .

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