Merchant Navy Orientation Program (MNOP)

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•    Pass in 10th standard or above from recognised board with 40% aggregate and 40% in English subject either in 10th or (10+2)
•    Medically and physically Fit 
•    6/6 Eye vision
•    No Visual aids
•    No colour blindness
•    Age 17.5 -25 years

Course Description:
This is 6 months residential course approved by Director General of Shipping, Govt. of India. GP Rating course focuses on training cadets in two main roles of shipping sector- Deck crew and engine crew. Deck and Engine Rating programs are available as Individual courses but GP Rating combines them both and trains candidate Deck as well as Engine Rating aspects!

Certificates Provided: 
After successful completion of the training, the GPR Course certificte and the STCW course certificate will be issued by the academy approved by Director General of Shipping, Ministry of surface and Transport govt. of India. In addition to that candidate will be awarded with INDOS & CDC (Continuous Discharge Certificate).

Career Flow Chart:

6 month pre-sea training (In academy, approved by D. G. Shipping Govt. of India)

Join as Trainee Ordinary Seaman in Deck / Trainee Wiper in Engine for minimum period of 12 months
[STIPEND: 200$ – 400$]

After getting watch keeping certificate, Sail as AB / Oiler for 12 to 18 month
[SAL:400$ -800$ / 800$ – 1200$ respectively)

After total sea time of 24 months, appear for NCV/FG 2nd mate(Deck)/appear for class 4 NCV/FG (Engine)

Upon obtaining 2nd mate, sail as 2nd Officer or obtaining class 4 certificate, sail as 4th engineer
[SAL: 3500$ – 5500$)

Further sea experience & passing exam, can riseup to the rank of Master Mariner/Chief engineer
[SAL: 8500$ -12000$]