Dress Diver

The tasks of a Dress Diver is expected to perform include:

Diving and working below surface of water, using scuba gear or in diving suit with airline extending to surface

Inspecting, repairing, removing and installing equipment and structures

Equipping with scuba gear and descends into water with aid of helper

Inspecting docks, bottoms and propellers of ship

Communicating with surface by signal line and telephone

Repairing vessels below waterline

Replacing missing and leaking rivets with bolts

Assisting in salvage of parts of wrecked ships and lost articles under-water

Knowledge of diving

Knowledge of installing and repairing equipment?s

Ability to communicate through signalling and telephone

Ability to stay underwater for long hours

Proficient in cleaning debris from intake and discharge strainers

Knowledge of cutting and welding steel using oxyacetylene cutting torch and arc-welding equipment

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

It needs one to be on their toes

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work maybe 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, inhalation of water, etc.

Health hazards include exposure to extreme weather, rising temperatures, equipment failure, drowning, ambient air quality, etc.

Will be updated

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