How To Join &Career Of deck Rating

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Career Of Deck Rating:-

DECK RATINGS:

Candidate joins a Ship as Deck Rating in the category of Trainee seaman/ Trainee O.S . (On some ship they are called as trainee seaman while in other they are called as trainee o.s) .

After completing 6-9 months of contract they need to obtain watch keeping certificate to sail as an Ordinary Seaman (O.S).

Ordinary Seaman (O.S) needs to complete 12-18 months(detail discussed below) to get COP and sail as Able Bodied Seaman & with the experience ,senority and good report an A.B is promoted as Bosun who is head in crew.

merchant navy categories

1.Trainee seaman/Trainee O.S (TSM/TOS)

2.Ordinary seaman(O.S)

3.Able Bodied Seaman (A.B)

4.Bosun

CAREER PROGRESSION:

TRAINEE SEAMAN / TRAINEE O.S

Duration of the course – 6 Months

Academic Qualification –Pass 10th or equivalent examination  with Science and Maths as subject with aggregate 40%

and 40% marks in English language.

  1. Age Limit :-                 17.5 to 25 years 
  2. Physical Standards :- Eye Sight 6/6 and Physically fit

CANDIDATE WILL SAIL ON SHIP FOR 6-9 MONTHS DEPENDIING ON THE COMPANY ‘S CONRTACT

THEN WILL OBTAIN WATCHKEEPING CERTIFICATE  TO SAIL AS AN ORDINARY SEAMAN.

FOR OBTANING WATCHKEEPING TO SAIL AS ORDINARY SEAMAN

Category – I

Rating with Pre-Sea training as GP rating or Deck Rating.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum six months sea service in the deck department, as applicable
  • Holding Indian CDC – Category of CDC is irrelevant
  • SSC Mark sheet/ Pass certificate, if not exempted
  • Completed approved training record book for watch keeping ratings

Category – II

Rating without approved Pre-Sea training as GP rating or Deck Rating.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum fifteen months sea service in the deck department, as applicable – full service under INSA/MASSA/FOSMA/ICCSA and/or approved RPSL companies with entry in Indian CDC.
  • Holding Indian CDC – Category of CDC is irrelevant
  • Completed approved training record book for watch keeping ratings

Category – III

Rating without approved Pre-Sea training as GP rating or Deck Rating – Part or full service through Non RPSL agencies.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum fifteen months sea service in the deck department, as applicable – Service under through Non RPSL agencies having entries in foreign CDCs.
  • Holding Indian CDC – Category of CDC is irrelevant

FOR OBTANING COP TO SAIL AS ABLE BODIED SEAMAN

Career Of Deck Rating

ABLE BODIED SEAMAN/HELMSMAN/QUARTER MASTER

Category -1

Seafarer is in possession of WKC issued prior 01 jan 2012 and has completed 12 months (or 18 months without TAR book) of sea service as watch Keeping Rating between 01 jan 2007 and 01 jan 2012

Sea Service –Minimum 12 months sea service Between 01 jan 2007 and 01 jan 2012(with completed approved TAR Book)

                                                  OR

Sea Service– Minimum 18 months  sea service Between 01 jan 2007 and 01 jan 2012(without completed approved TAR Book)

Category -2 

Seafarer is in possession of WKC issued on or after  01 jan 2012 until 31 Dec 2016 and has completed 12 months (or 18 months without TAR book) of sea service as watch Keeping Rating between 01 jan 2012 and 31 Dec 2016

Sea Service –Minimum 12 months sea service Between 01 jan 2007 and 01 jan 2012(with completed approved TAR Book)

                                                  OR

Sea Service– Minimum 18 months  sea service Between 01 jan 2007 and 01 jan 2012(without completed approved TAR Book)

Category -3

Seafarer is in possession of WKC issued on or after  01 jan 2017or part of the Seatime completed after  01 jan 2017 and has completed 12 months of sea service as Watch Keeping Rating after 01 Jan 2017

Sea Service –Minimum 12 months sea service Between 01 jan 2007 and 01 jan 2012(with completed approved TAR Book)

                                                  OR

Sea Service– Minimum 18 months  sea service Between 01 jan 2007 and 01 jan 2012(without completed approved TAR Book)

Career Of Deck Rating

ABLE BODIED SEAMAN TO BOSUN:-

Bosun :- The rank  of Bosun onboard ship  is given by the company on the basis of seniority , work experience and conduct /Behaviour onboard.

Minimum of atleast 4-5 ship experience is required for promotion

RATINGS TO OFFICER

FROM TRAINEE SEAMAN/TRAINEE O.S TO OFFICER(INCHARGE OF WATCH)

Scheme for Deck Ratings to appear for Second Mate (Foreign-going)

 Entry Qualification:- 10th Standard /12th standard with PCM is also require to undergo       

                                   same process Minimum 50% marks in English language.

(Requirement of English: Candidates should have passed in the English language as a subject with minimum 40% marks at either 10th or 12th standard or in the Degree / Diploma course, conducted by the recognized Board or any University.)

 Age Criteria:- Minimum 18 years

 Medical fitness:- As per Merchant Shipping (Medical Examination) Rules, 2000.

Eye sight & Colour vision: As per Merchant Shippin (Medical Examination) Rules, 2000.

Sea Service Requirement:

 36 months Sea time is required

 Bridge watch keeping duties (documented in an approved training record book) under the supervision of the master or a qualified officer for a period of not less than 6 months. However, the candidate may be permitted to undertake the competency course and the written examination and / or the modular courses on completion of 30 months sea service. An EXN-45 form will be issued to these candidates as communication of the result of the written examination. Subsequently, the candidate may complete the requisite Bridge watch keeping duties (documented in an approved training record book) under the supervision of the master or a qualified officer for a period of not less than 6 months and thereafter appears for the oral examination.

(However, this period of 36 months may be reduced to 24 months provided the candidate has undergone Structured Shipboard Training Programme from a DGS approved DLP provider (effective from 01st October, 2008) of not less than 24 months which meets the requirements of section A-II/1 of the STCW Code and is documented in an approved training record book, including bridge watch keeping duties under the supervision of the master or a qualified officer for a period of not less than 6 months.)

  NWKO NCV Certification:

Duration                    four months (NWKO NCV course)

                                 written and oral examination of NWKO NCV certification.

Advanced Modular Courses:

All Modular courses required for the award of Certificate of Competency as NWKO NCV- (AFF, PSCRB, MFA, ROC and GMDSS – GOC.)

Award of NWKO NCV Certificate.

CONVERTING NWKO NCV TO 2 MATES F.G

 Watchkeeping Navigating Officer

ENTRY REQUIREMENT:- Served as a NWKO NCV Officer for a period of 6 months on a trading ship of above 500 gross ton.

Foundation course:-                 2 Months including written examination. Candidates are permitted to attend the Foundation Course and appear for its examination after completion of 6 months of sea service.

Functions Duration :-      4 months – Competency course for Second Mate of foreign going ships.

                                                Written &Orals (External Exams conducted by MMD)

Candidates are required to appear and successfully pass in all subjects as specified for Second Mate F.G., i.e. six papers in the three functions including signals.

Certification:

On completion of the written and oral examination including the required modular courses as per the requirement of the META manual Vol I and II.candidates will be awarded Certificate of Competency as Second Mate of a foreign going ship (Officer In-charge of a Navigational Watch) on board ships of 500 Gross tons or more as per the provisions of regulation II/1 of STCW 1978 as amended.

This issues with the approval of Director General of Shipping.

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