Entertainment is always important and onboard you don’t have a shop to get essential electronics. Some of the basic things that you must take onboard are Pendrives, harddisk, Earphones, Under earphones you should keep a wired earphone also even if you have a wireless earphone. If possible take laptop with you that is good support. If you want some alternative for a laptop you can take Tablet. Tablet can help you read ebooks and can even take care of your entertainment. If you are thinking of buying a laptop or Tablet, I will say go for a laptop. There are many things currently that a laptop can do but a tablet can’t.
Here are some of the very essential items that one should take onboard.
1. Wired Headphone
2. Wireless Earphone
personally I don’t own Toshiba Pendrive but you are getting 16GB just for 262 and its way low than other pen drives.
If you are thinking of joining the Deck side of the merchant navy then you will have 2 basic options Either you will go for BSc in Nautical Science or DNS. So Let me help you select one of them. If you are already doing any of the course i will say both of them is nice and don’t have much difference. But if you have just completed your 12th and want to choose one then you must read the complete article and choose whatever works best for you.
BSC Nautical Science is a 3 years course whereas DNS is 1 year Course.
BSC cadets will do 12 months sea time whereas DNS Cadets will have to Serve as a cadet for 18 Months. (Life of cadet is tough as people say, not my personal opinion).
BSC Cadets after completing cadetship can appear for Exams (Written and Orals) and become 3rd Officer. BUT for DNS cadets they will have to do 4 Months class and after that they can appear for EXAMS.
BSC Cadets are obviously older in age so you can assume them to be more mature to every condition.
If after some time you want to quit this field like just after sailing for 1 year then in case of BSC you will have a BSC degree and you can appear in any exam that a normal graduate can give.
The Level of knowledge will differ in the two candidates one doing a 3 years course and others doing just 1-year course. (Sometimes we have seen DNS cadets who know much more than a BSc cadet but revere is normally true).
For BSC you will need around 6 Lakhs whereas for DNS it will be around 2 lakhs (talking for IMU )
Before going on board you need to go to the CMMI(The company of master mariners of India) to collect your TAR Book. Before going CMMI make sure you made your company or Collage email CMMI office. Once your company or college emailed CMMI you can go and collect CRB from the office. It is hardly a hour work.
Why ship tracking? How does ship tracking work? who benefits with ship tracking?
We are living in a digital era with time we have seen a rapid technological advancement. Now we have satellite services that can help a seafarer and seafarers family to track the ship. It not only gives satisfaction to the family but also ensures the safety of vessels from various threats. We have VMS (Vessel monitoring system) and AIS(Automatic Identification System) so now it is easy for marine agencies, vessel owners, Port state security officers, and even coast guard to know about the movement of the ships.
We have so many websites that provide ship actual position with the help of AIS (Automatic Identification System). Every vessel with AIS emit signals to a satellite about Route, Position, Speed, Name, Type of vessel. All thanks to google for providing us with google maps, Now with this information different websites plot the position of the vessel on the map and show us online. With these online websites family members already know where their child/husband/wife is heading and it gets them in relief that if they are in middle ocean they will call when they reach port.
Not wasting much time and coming to top websites that provide the accurate position of the ship/Tracking details of the vessel. After doing a bit of research and checking many websites we came across the Top Ship tracking websites so that you yet ships accurate location.
Top Ship tracking websites
RANK 5 – www.vesseltracker.com
According to the traffic it will be on 4th rank defeating fleetmon but fleetmon is very user friendly and our experience with fleetmon was better so we are putting vesseltracker.com on the 5th rank.
You can see the image below when you log on to vessetracker.com after that you will click on vessels and after that, you can search for the desired vessel by name,mmsi and IMO number.
RANK 4 – www.fleetmon.com
On the 5th rank of top Ship tracking websites is fleetmon. The website looks very compact and user-friendly it also provides Latest Maritime News.
The first look of the website is messy but within few second you will understand what is the purpose of the website. It works perfectly and does the job easily. This website is so user-friendly that you will never have it can never leave a user in doubt.
Vesselfinder is another very important website and ranks top 3 in google search. Website looks decent and does the job.
This website also provide basic informations like the following on the left side and map on the right hand side on the map top right hand side you can notice a search bar. In the search bar you can put Ships name/MMSI/IMO number.
length in m
Flag, eg – Panama
IMO, eg – 9703291
RANK 1- www.marinetraffic.com
According to us the best website is Marinetraffic. They even rank 1 in google search and might be the website with the highest traffic in the list. They not only let you track vessel or know the previous port they also offer so many different plans.
Main offices in the UK, Greece and Singapore.
They say Our mission to bring about transparency and meaningful change to the maritime world is underlined by partnerships with bodies such as the International Maritime Organisation, and The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
You might think on what basis we are ranking these websites ? So basically we rank on the basis of popularity of the website that is where they rank after searching in google. And also how fast, useful and informative they where. All 5 websites work awesome and we can say it was a neck to neck competition. Its our ranking and we did not take money from any of the above website.
This is one of the most common question that students search before coming into the merchant navy field. And everyone knows about the high salary that merchant navy offers. One might have heard comments such as “Bhai paisa chap raha hai (This person is printing money)”. Not wasting much of my readers time directly jumping to the question – How much Merchant navy officers get?
There is a hierarchy system at the top is the Captain and Chief engineer they earn maximum and as you go down the hierarchy system to Rating and Cadets (Deck and Engine) they get the lowest salary. Now One must note that salary largely depends on the type of vessel and the Company one is working in.
So let’s start with numbers now, We will start from the bottom of the hierarchy system. So the salary of Different Merchant Navy officers are as follows.
Rating (300-500$ per Month)
AB (around 750$ depending on seniority)
Cadet (500-700$ per Month)
Third Officer (2800–4000$ per Month)
Second Officer (3400 – 5000$ per Month)
Chief Mate (7000-10000$ per Month)
Captain (9000-15000$ per Month)
Cadet (500-700$ per Month)
Oiler (750-1000$ per Month)
Electrical officer (2500-4500$ per Month)
4th Engineer (2800-4000$ per Month)
3rd Engineer (3400 – 5000$ per Month)
2nd Engineer (7000-10000$ per Month)
Chief Officer (9000-15000$ per Month)
The cook on board can earn somewhere around 900-3000$ per month. Depending on his experience, Knowledge, Quality, Reviews.
After knowing the salary you might want to join merchant navy now, To know more about merchant navy and to know how you can join merchant navy continue reading this article-
How to join the Merchant Navy.
In this section, we will be answering the following questions-
How to get into the merchant navy field?
Salary in merchant navy?
Collages in merchant navy?
You can join merchant navy after class 10th or after class 12
If you are joining the merchant navy after class 10 then you can go for G.P. Rating. You can start making money just after completing the 6-month course but that will not make you an officer. ( you can become an officer but the path is really difficult and will take a lot of years)
Blogging is considered one of the easiest ways of making passive income. But for that, you need to know the perfect niche on which you can make your blog otherwise there is so much competition that you can never make to top or it will be very tough to come at the top position if not impossible. Here are some of the niches that one can give a try. The heading that are in BOLD is suitable for making money in 2020. No one will tell you this as the competition will increase of not others you will definitely face me in the bold niches. All the best and a very happy new year.
Dating and Relationships
Dating and Relationship tips are under great demand so if you have good knowledge about the relationship then you can help others.
Knowing how to take care of a pet is another hot topic right now and the competition is not too high right now.
Each and every pet owner some or the other day will search of stuff that they face daily like which pet food is right? and many more questions.
This Niche is has a lot of potentials and each and everyone searches this topic like how can i quit smoking.
A lot of people are writing under this topic but no one knows whos advice will be perfect. So you can definitely give a try
This topic is self-explanatory.
High Demand and a lot of people are writing.
Money on the internet
High demand and A lot of people writing
Source of passive incomes
High demand and A lot of people writing
Very large demand and a lot of people write on this niche
Still, you can compete with other people if you are passionate and if you bring things before other people.
Technology and software
Very large demand and a lot of people write on this niche Still, you can compete with other people if you are passionate and if you bring things before other people.
This Category is the need of each and everyone and we try so many things read everywhere how to invest so this is a great thing to write on.
According to our research, this is a hot topic and many people are writing.
But this is definitely a hit to consider for 2020.
Trolls or memes
Aptitude and general questions for the competition
If you are a model and been in the industry for quite some time then you can are perfect for this niche
After you have selected a perfect niche, for example, you have selected gaming then you can consider every type of game or just focus on a particular game, for example, With fortnite ninja as he got successful just because of one game you can also get to the top and earn a lot.
operates 236 ships with a capacity of around 1.7 million twenty-foot equivalent units. (according to statista.com)
Ocean Network Express
Operations will be performed through a fleet of 240 vessels, including 31 super-large ships, such as the world largest 20,000TEU container-ships, in a service network covering over 90 countries around the world.
We know that 90% of total cargo is transported through ships but even after that people are not getting Jobs and struggling hard. Collages are unable to bring companies to campus so what now? One of the common way to get job in India is going to Mumbai with your CV and try visiting different companies. Another way is going to an agent (We are against it and fraud is common ).
In this difficult time, some of the companies can help you. Till date i know 2 company that considers you no matter from which college you come and your background. First company is Synergy Maritime and other is wallem ship management.
For synergy, they take a written paper and that is open for everyone no matter you completed your college last year or 2-3 years back. All you have to do is prepare for its exam (some sample tests are in the online test section of our website). Once you clear written you will go through an interview that’s it. (i know it is not that simple but you have to work hard for written at least they provide opportunity.) Stay tuned to imunotes.in we will tell you when information about written paper comes.
For wallem ship management you will need to visit company in Mumbai and know about the vacancy. It is a very reputed company and provides everyone with opportunity. If i get information about vacancy will let you know guys.
I was checking my documents and thought of writing an article on this topic. Not wasting your much time. Below is the list of documents that I needed and most probably your company will ask for it too.
10th 12th mark sheet
Collage Marksheets of each semester
The consolidated mark sheet that collage will give in the end.
DC of oil and gas carrier
Medical that the company will ask you to do
Yellow Fever Vaccine
If you think i missed something please comment below and make me know.