The tasks of a Lascar is expected to perform include:

Cleaning decks and deck equipment by washing decks, chipping points, painting wood, etc.

Breaking out rigs, overhauls lifeboats, cargo-handling and life-saving gears lowers and raises lifeboat

Taking depth sounding in unfamiliar or shallow waters and shouting information to bridge

Making ready derricks and winches for operation

Ability to load ships, store cargo, handle gear, stationary rigging, and running gear

Knowledge of ship stability, ship manoeuvring and ship management

Knowledge of maintaining tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship

Ability to maintain line and ship equipment

Knowledge of maintaining navigational and maintaining duties

Knowledge of using satellite and other electronic devices

Familiar with safety devices like life boats and other life-saving gears

Knowledge of stowing and removing cargo from hold

Ability to focus for long hours

Diligent and hardworking

Ability to follow instructions

Good communication skills

Physically fit

Mechanical ability

It is a not a desk job

Need not 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 Freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For Candidates with 2 -3 years of experience - INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 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

Cruise Liners

Cities across India