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  Opening Avenues in Merchant Navy for Agniveers in Indian Navy
Posted by: maritimeqa - 08-26-2022, 10:04 PM - Forum: DG SHIPPING (INDIA) - WEBSITE RELATED TOPICS - No Replies

1. Agnipath is a new defense recruitment model that would allow youth to serve in the armed forces for a period of four years. After four years they can apply for regular employment in the armed forces or for various other jobs in other government departments.

2. India is one of the largest Manpower supplier to world Merchant Fleet. Indian seafarers are certified as per STCW Convention and have been in great demand internationally. The Indian Navy Personnel are being facilitated by Directorate General of shipping to join Merchant Navy in various roles after their retirement.

3. The Directorate General of Shipping intends to facilitate those Agniveers joining Indian Navy, who intend to take alternate career after their 4-years stint in Indian Navy.

4. In order to facilitate their joining Merchant Navy, the Directorate General of Shipping has devised following schemes to Agniveers who meet the following minimum educational criterion either prior joining as Agniveers or during their 4-years as Agniveers in Indian Navy:

- Class X/XII Passed with 40% marks in English in either Class X or Class XII and

- 40% aggregate in English, Mathematics & Science in Class X or 40 % aggregate in total in Class XII.

5. Some schemes are also being devised for Agniveers with Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or ITI Trade Certificate in Electronic /Electrical Stream (either they join Indian Navy after completing these courses or complete the same during their 4-years as Agniveers).

6. The various schemes are as below:
(i) Table-1 Transition Scheme for Agniveers from Ratings in Indian Navy to Certified ratings in Merchant Navy
(ii) Table-2 Transition Scheme for Agniveers from Electrical Ratings in Indian Navy to Certified Electro-Technical Rating in Merchant Navy.
(iii) Table-3 Transition Scheme for Agniveers from Ratings in Indian Navy to Certified Class IV-NCV Coe holder in Merchant Navy.
(iv) Table-4 Transition Scheme for Agniveers from Electrical Ratings in Indian Navy to Certified Electro Technical Officer in Merchant Navy.
(v) Table-5 Transition Scheme for Agniveers from Cook in Indian Navy to Certified Cook in Merchant Navy.
(vi) Table-6 Transition Scheme for Agniveers Deck Sailor in Indian Navy to Ratings forming part of navigational watch (11/4 COP) in Merchant Navy

7.The flow diagrams detailing all the procedures are attached and this is also subject to:

Issuance of INDOS and CDC on Indian Navy request for those candidates who have shown any inclination towards one or more of the schemes above and candidate being medically fit at the time of issuance of STCW Certification.

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  Recognition of M. Sc. Degree of World Maritime University. Malmo"
Posted by: maritimeqa - 08-26-2022, 09:50 PM - Forum: LATEST CIRCULARS - No Replies

Instance have been reported when seafarers in possession of M.Sc. Degree from World
Maritime University [WMU], Malmo, Sweden have not been considered by certain universities
for pursuing higher education.
2. In this regard, seafarers in possession of M.Sc. Degree from WMU are to note that the
Association of Indian Universities [AIU] had recognized the M.Sc. Degree awarded by WMU,
Sweden, as a corresponding Master's degree of an Indian University, vide their letter to the then
Ministry of Surface Transport on 23th May, 1995 (letter no. EV/II (640)1951317711-12). Copy of
the letter of AIU is enclosed.
3. As per the said letter of AIU to the Ministry, the recognition/equation is valid for
employment in central services as per Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource
Development Notification No. F.l5-I7194-TS. IV dated 13th March,1995 as well as for purpose
of admission to higher courses at Indian Universities. In addition, the said letter has also specified
that the decision on the recognition of the qualification is being inserted in AIU publication
'Equivalence of Foreign Degrees' and circulated to all universities in the country.
4. Accordingly, candidates holding M.Sc. Degree awarded by the World Maritime
University, Malmo, Sweden desiring to obtain equivalence certificate may approach the
Association of Indian Universities in the matter.
This is issued with approval of the Chief Examiner
Advisor to the Government of India (i/c).
of Master & Mates and Nautical

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  webinar on key concepts of ISO/IEC 27001-28th Jul 2022
Posted by: maritimeqa - 07-25-2022, 03:32 AM - Forum: MARITIME WEBNAR AND SEMINAR DETAILS - No Replies


In a complex digital environment, organizations are increasingly exposed to information security risks. From malware, and ransomware to hackers, data protection, cyber security has become a must to prevent breaches and disruptions causing business disruptions, reputational damage, or financial losses. Changing attitudes towards information privacy has also driven tougher laws and regulations.  As the technology landscape constantly changes, organizations must understand current and future risks rapidly to manage and build resilience. The international standard ISO/IEC 27001 outlines the foundation for any company to implement, manage and monitor an information security management system. The standard helps protect information to ensure confidentiality, integrity, access, and availability of information to authorized users.
Join us to learn more about the Information Security Management System.


Thursday, July 28, 2022


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Singapore, Philippines & Malaysia)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Vietnam, West Indonesia & Thailand)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (India)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Sydney)
9.00 AM - 10 AM (Dubai)



  • What is ISO/IEC 27001 and how it can help your business?
  • What are controls and what do they do? - The new ISOIEC 27002 and its relationship to ISO/IEC 27001
  • The role of risk management
  • Privacy and Security
  • What is the new Privacy Trust mark about?
  • How can ISO/IEC 27001 be used to achieve certification
  • Privacy impact assessment and risk management


  • Those who are in the field of Information Security Management, IT & ITES Operations and have intentions to protect their organization system network and conformance to Information Security Management systems.  
  • Management representative, HR staff, and middle line manager.

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  Augmented Reality in shipping -30th Jun 2022
Posted by: maritimeqa - 06-28-2022, 10:15 PM - Forum: MARITIME WEBNAR AND SEMINAR DETAILS - No Replies

Navigating a ship is becoming increasingly complex as the amount of information available to personnel from different devices rises. Unfortunately this doesn’t necessarily increase the Situational Awareness (SA) which would ensure the safety of ship and crew.
This is where Augmented Reality (AR) comes in – it presents information in a more intuitive way.  The benefits of AR in maritime operations range from supporting colleagues to directly increasing the safety of personnel and thus the entire ship.
In this Nautical Institute webinar Robert Grundmann explores the findings in the recent free White Paper published by Fraunhofer CML, Burmeister Grundmann Hohnrath Ujkani entitled Increasing Situational Awareness by Augmented Reality Solutions. You can read the paper


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This free webinar will be interactive, inviting feedback and questions from attendees and will provide a certificate of participation to all those who attend.

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  What is Bumping clearance in an air compressor? Why it is needed? How to measure it?
Posted by: maritimeqa - 06-08-2022, 09:05 PM - Forum: ENGINE SIDE QUESTIONS - No Replies

Bumping clearance is the clearance between the cylinder head and the top of the piston at TDC. This clearance is provided to avoid the piston from banging the cylinder head in unloaded condition.

Bumping Clearance is measured by using a feeler gauge.
Bumping clearance changes either due to worn-out bearings or improper cylinder head gasket thickness.
Bumping clearance can be adjusted either by changing the thickness of the cylinder head gasket. Or by adding shims to the bearings. 

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  How do I become an officer in the merchant navy as a GP rating course in India?
Posted by: maritimeqa - 06-07-2022, 02:46 PM - Forum: CERT OF COMPETENCY , WATCHKEEPING, CERT OF PROFICIENCY RELATED TOPICS - No Replies

1st you need to understand there a re two types of COCs, one is the NCV (near coastal voyage) and 2nd is the FG(Foreign Going).Foreign going means the license is valid for sailing all over the world and NCV means ,the license is valid only for coastal areas.

For Ratings ,foreign going COC cannot be directly applied and they have to 1st clear their 2nd mate (NCV) and then they can appear for their 2nd mates FG COC.

Lot of ratings go to UK where after 36 months of sea time, one can directly appear for 2nd mates FG.

All the best!!

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  Runners for Ocean 10K - 26th June 2022
Posted by: maritimeqa - 06-06-2022, 03:04 PM - Forum: MARITIME WEBNAR AND SEMINAR DETAILS - No Replies

Greenaiders and YouTooCanRun are delighted to announce the
Second edition of Runners for Ocean 10K

Set in the pure and traffic free environs of the Mumbai Port Trust campus,
this race promises you a flat, accurately measured course designed to enable a Personal Best performance.

Runners for Ocean 10K will be affiliated under the agies of Mumbai City District Amature Athletic Association.
With RFID timing and MCDAAA oversight, this timing certificate can be used to apply for all leading marathons in the country.

Date: Sunday, 26th June 2022
Registration Fees: ₹399++
Register Now: CLICK HERE


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  The Coastal Shipping & IWT Business Summit 2022 on 05 Aug 2022 at Kochi
Posted by: maritimeqa - 06-06-2022, 04:03 AM - Forum: MARITIME WEBNAR AND SEMINAR DETAILS - No Replies


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  Do all seafarers get seasickness?
Posted by: maritimeqa - 05-31-2022, 11:20 AM - Forum: SEAFARER'S LIFE ONBOARD - No Replies

Sea sickness or motion sickness is a term which can be interpreted in many ways. One opinion is that seasickness is only a mental state and nothing as such happens physically, other school of though is that ,the slow rumbling sound of the machinery causes the sea sickness.

As being a seasoned seafarer, i did have the sea sickness in the 1st part of my 1st ship, other wise i never felt sea sick, on the other hand, we had a very senior CE who was till having sea sickness on a afra max tanker.

Some seafarers dread sea sickness so much that they always join only big ships as the rolling is little less on those ships.

Bottom line-no one can predict how your body is going to cope with it and hence go ahead and enjoy it as a occupational hazard!

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  What shore job marine engineers can do?
Posted by: maritimeqa - 05-30-2022, 08:53 AM - Forum: SEAFARER'S LIFE ASHORE - No Replies

Most of the engineers on board start their carriers with mechanical engineering, which is a very generic kind where it helps Engineers shift ashore in Non-shipping kind of profiles also.

Engineers once they leave the ship after merchant navy have much more options than the deck side .Some of the options are listed below:

1) Technical superintendent
2) Training superintendent/Faculty in maritime training institutes
3) Manning superintendent
4) Commercial operations
5) Surveyor in Classification societies, DG Shipping
6) Jobs in port operations
7) jobs in 5 star hotel for maintenance of Air conditioning systems
8) third party inspections
9) Jobs in work shops e.t.c

Bottom line is that once you are a CE onboard a vessel, you need not worry about coming ashore and making a living. At junior levels you want to leave sailing, it could be a little more challenging in terms of the remunerations however ,you will not be out of job for long!

All the best!

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