Certificate Course of Deck Cadet and Seaman

A deck cadet (or trainee navigational deck officer or nautical apprentice) is an apprentice who has to learn the basic duties of a deck officer on board a ship. They have to undergo various forms of training, watch-keeping with the chief officer, at the port with the second mate, and normal deck jobs with the Bosun.

Eligibility for the course of pre-sea certificate course of deck cadet as follows :
 

Educational qualifications:-
Candidates who wish to enter the navigational, engineering, and GP rating fields of Merchant Navy need to complete their (10+2) PCM and High School from a recognized Institute are eligible to join as Deck & Engine cadet. HSC passed candidates can join as Seaman Rating.

Age limit: -
The age restriction is 17 and 1/2 Yrs to 25 yrs depending on the qualification of the candidates. However, the restriction is relaxed for sponsored candidates.

Medical standard:-
The candidate should be physically fit for sea service under standard norms and must come along with a physical fitness certificate. The eyesight must be 6/6 in the better eye, 6/9 in another eye, and with no color blindness.

Selection:-
The candidate who is medically fit for sea service under international maritime organization norms will be selected after verifying the original documents.

Training:-
The academy provides theoretical and practical knowledge of Seamanship Principles of Navigation, Rules of the Road, Basic Marine Engineer, Chart work, Spoken English, Basic Computer Knowledge, and STCW 2010 regulations.