Signalling, Ship Signalling, Maritime Signalling,

The tasks a Signaller, Ship is expected to perform include:

Signalling messages by waving flags or flashing semaphore (light) depending on natural light and weather conditions to port authorities and nearby ships

Keeping watch at port, observing approaching ships with binoculars and informs authorities accordingly

Obtaining instructions from supervisors regarding place or position where the incoming ship is to be communicated to ship authorities at sea

Transferring messages in international signalling system to ship authorities by signalling with flags or flashes of semaphore depending on visibility and

weather conditions

Maintaining record of all messages sent out or received

{C}Receiving messages from ships, informing Pilot and arranging for piloting the ship in to port

Arranging launches and boarding for shipping crew or Pilots for going to the ship or coming to shore

Taking barometer readings, observing the force and direction of wind, wave positions, etc. and recording them in a log book

Attending to telephone calls regarding movement of ships and any messages to be sent

Maintaining shipping registers indicating name of ships, time of arrival and departure, place where berthed, etc.

Hoisting weather signals or flags at time of emergency, warning ships to stay at sea

Performing watch duty by shifts from observations tower

Knowledge of signals, flags and instruments used to signal ships

Working knowledge of the international signalling system for ships

Skilled in sending and receiving messages from ships, informing pilots and arranging for piloting ship in to port

Ability to understand barometer readings, observe the force and direction of wind, wave positions, etc.

Knowledge of the various weather signals or flags at time of emergency, warning signs, etc.

Not Applicable

Good communication skills

Planning and organising skills

Relationship management skills

Analytical and critical thinking skills

Attention to detail


It is a desk job however requires working on and off watch towers at ports

The role does not involve team handling

Travelling is not required on the job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 5/6 days a week and minimum 8/9 hours every day

The job involves working in shifts including nights

The role includes working on weekends and holidays

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), One Arm (OA), without both legs (BL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

For Freshers INRtoINR per monthFor candidates with 1 to 3 yearsexperience INR to INR per monthFor candidates with over 3 yearsexperience INR to INR per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)


Increase in Human Resource requirement in Telecommunications

The sector currently employs over 2.08 million employees and is slated to employ more than 4.16 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of ~2.1 million jobs in the nine-year period. The period 2013?17 will see a marginally higher growth in employment vis-a-vis 2017?22 due to expected changes in infrastructure integration and shared services along with increasing share of organised retail leading to higher productivity levels of workforce.

Indian Telecom Industry Trend

Indian Telecom has emerged as one of the greatest economic success stories becoming the 2nd largest and fastest growing market, registering a consistent overall growth rate of more than 35% over the past decade (subscribers).

Further, the annual mobile handset sales are expected to cross 200 million units mark this year and India is fast becoming a manufacturing hub for Telecom infrastructure equipment.

With m-governance, m-commerce, m-education, m-health, online shopping, m-gaming, m2m communications & many such new innovations, Telecom is set to increasingly permeate the lives of common Indians in coming years. This dynamic sector, employs close to 2.8 million people directly and almost another 7 million indirectly, making it one of the largest employment generating sectors in the country.


Shipping and Logistic companies

Port Authorities

Job opportunities are mainly located along India?s costal region and major port cities