Merchant Navy

About Merchant Navy

The Merchant Navy is a non-combatant commercial fleet, which deals with transporting cargo and occasionally passengers, by sea. Its fleet is therefore composed of vessels (ships) such as Passenger vessels (called liners/cruisers), cargo liners (also called bulk carriers) which carry cargo or oil tankers (called tankers), as well as other special types of vehicles. Their ships may belong to various private and government shipping companies. In Fact the Merchant Navy, is the backbone of International trade, carrying cargo across the globe. Without the Merchant Navy much of the import-export business may grind to a halt. The ships today are highly sophisticated and technology intensive safety and efficiency of the ship are crucial and depends upon the professional ability, competence and dedication to duty, of a seafarer, onboard the ship.

DIFFERENT SECTIONS AND RANKS ON THE SHIP
Section Rank
DECK Seaman, Cadet, 3rd Officer, 2nd Officer, Chief Officer, Master
ENGINE wiper, oiler, junior Engineer, 3rd Engineer, 2nd Engineer, chief Engineer
KITCHEN Mess boy, waiter, Steward, cook
PETTY OFFICER Welder Fitter Electrical Officer