The training program is designed for the candidates who are desirous of perusing career in Deck category in merchant shipping and ought to become Deck officers or Navigation officers.


12th pass (Art/ Commerce/ Science) from recognised board.
English should have been one of the subjects
Medically fit (+ or – 2.5 eye vision is acceptable) without colour blindness
Age 17.5 to 25 years

Course Outline

Introduction to shipping industry, Familiarization with deck department of the ship, Deck safety, Navigation, Metrology, Watch keeping duties, Search & Rescue operations, Flag Signals & codes, Life saving appliances, Survival at Sea, Swimming, Personality development, English & Computer etc.

Certificates Provided

Student after successfully accomplishing the training program will be awarded with the course certificate, by the academy approved by Director General of Shipping, Ministry of Surface and Transport Govt. of India. In inclusion to the above candidate will also receive INDOS and foreign CDC (Continuous Discharge Certificate)


Candidate after successfully finishing the pre sea training course has to sail for minimum period of 18 months in order to appertain for officer COC assessments/ exams.