Deck Officer In Merchant Navy
Deck Officer/Navigation officer also known as Chief Mate is in indict of the direction-finding of the ship. He is not only accountable for the safe navigation of the vessel but also for the discipline on the ship and safety of passengers, crew plus the cargo. He must make sure the observance of national plus international codes of conduct guiding sea transportation.
The minimum educational qualifications for pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nautical science is plus two or equivalent with a high percentage of marks in science subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
These courses are of 4 years duration. Chennai School of Ship Management offers Alternate Training Scheme (ATS) of three years to become a Marine Engineer/Deck Officer.
The candidate must have attained the age of 17 years on 1st July of the year of examination
The upper age limit is also relaxed in favour of certain categories of employees working under the Government of India and Defense Services Personnel.
- The minimum height should be 150cms with correlated weight and proportionate chest with minimum 5-cm expansion.
- He should also pass a medical fitness test for sea service under standard norms and with eyesight 6/6 with no color blindness.