It is important to know that merchant navy is not similar with Indian navy. Merchant navy is not fighting-navy. Most merchant ship carry various cargo includes; bulk ore, animal, passenger, oil and container cargo. The main attraction from merchant navy career is good of salaries and free travel foreign as bonus. People who work in merchant navy will get high income at young age.
For example, the third officer or fourth officer on oil tanker ship can get salary up to 2,000 dollars per month and it depends on type of company and ship they join. For junior officer usually work for four up to six month contract and senior officer work for three or four months contract. Some ship management companies pay salaries per year while some of them pay while officer on sail. People who work in merchant navy often get high salary because they work far away from home for long times. In fact, they spend many times at the sea.
Officer can go to ashore when they complete job and don’t forget to work again and leave shore. It never stop to work on the ship as long the ship do many work includes; loading cargo, discharging cargo and sailing. The ship will stop for while in port. Oil tanker ship in port for twenty four hours, and container ship only stay few hours in port. It is important to know that some country not allow you to stay for holiday after completed tenure with your oil tanker/cargo ship. The ship owner will pay high salary for it because you work far away from home, stay at the sea for long times and far away from families. But, when you work in merchant navy job on the ship, you will meet with different cultural in the world. You can meet with officer from the United Kingdom, The United State, Canada, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Croatia and other countries. It means, you will not spend your time alone in the cabin.
Every ship hire specialize and expert crew for different position. For this reason, it is important to get study or course from professional merchant navy institute. You can take CDC merchant navy course at Aryavart Corporation.