Captain, Ship

Mater, Ship

The tasks of a Captain, Ship is expected to perform include:

Functioning as head of ship ensuring safe navigation

Exercising complete control over officers and crew on board

Carrying on ship?s business at ports of call

Directing navigation of vessel, assisted by other deck officers

Laying course of voyage for officers on watch follow

Manoeuvring vessel under adverse weather conditions and emergencies

Altering course at discretion

Maintaining day to-day log of events during voyage

Carrying on ship?s business with customs port and services

Maintaining discipline on vessel

Submitting periodical reports to owner suggesting measures for increasing efficiency of service

Ability to ensure that the instructions are implemented correctly through close cooperation with department heads

Ability to monitor the practical application of the company's policy, procedures and instructions

Knowledge of issuing all work permits for the deck department

Knowledge of issuing shipboard crew notices as needed

Familiar with deck officers with the bridge equipment

Ability to investigate all marine casualties outside engine spaces

Ability to investigate all Incidents outside engine spaces

Ability to monitor the practical application of the company's policy, procedures and instructions

Familiar with correct management of lifting appliances

Ability to evaluate and acknowledge evaluations of deck department personnel

Knowledge of coordination of hazardous material emergency spill response

Ability to plan, execute and operate tendering services

Well-versed in ensuring all new crew members are instructed regarding their emergency duties according to the emergency plan

Knowledge of customs and port services such as, entering and clearing ship, submitting cargo manifesto to custom authorities, etc.

Ability to maintain discipline on vessel

Knowledge of submitting periodical reports to owner suggesting measures for increasing efficiency of service

Will be updated

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Ability to follow instructions

Good communication skills

Highly motivated and self-driven

Physically fit

Mechanical ability

Good managerial skills

It is a not a desk job

Need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work is not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Ship usually sails for 5/6 days a week and works for 14/15 hours every day. This may vary from ship to ship

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

The job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include exhaustion, fatigue, stress, sea sickness, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to extreme weather, rising temperatures, fire, collision & hull damage, ambient air quality, etc.

For Captain - INR 2,50,000 to INR 3,50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Shipping Industry in India

Indian shipping industry plays a crucial role in Indian economy. As 90% of the nation?s trade by volume is done via sea. India has been the largest merchant shipping fleet among the developing nations. Indian shipping industry supports transportation of national and international cargos and also provides various other facilities such as ship building, ship repairing, lighthouse facilities, freight forwarding, etc. Indian shipping industry with emergence of globalisation and liberalisation is firmly ready to acquire new dimensions in terms of demand and infrastructural development. While in knowledge based economy, soft intangible parameters like human capital, information technology and expertise are becoming increasingly important for increasing innumerable opportunities. Today India has become the source of quality seafarers to global ship owners. Indian shipping firms normally rely on the inherent IT skills of Indians to play a pivotal role in IT activity involved in international shipping and the country can come up with a business centre for information processing requirements of the international ship owners.

Job Opportunities in Shipping Industry

Shipping industry offers job opportunities for thousands of people in India. Shipping job is one of the oldest careers offered with charm, income and a unique lifestyle. Usually shipping jobs in India are found in major cities with various ports and even non-port cities like New Delhi and Bengaluru. The jobs include merchant navy, cruise ship, freight, bulk carrier companies and oil tanker jobs. And even in many international cruise ship companies which are connected to India there are other jobs like nursing, cruise ship nurse, cargo ship, marine medical jobs and cruise ship summer jobs in India.

Indian Navy

Shipping companies across India

Cruises liners

Cities across India

Will be updated

Orient Express Ship Management Ltd.

The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

VELS University

Tolani Maritime Institute

Aquatech Institute of Maritime Studies