Merchant Navy is a country’s commercial, non-military shipping. These are vessels and people involved in shipping for commercial purpose like trade and goods transportation. The Indian Merchant Navy has been in existence since 1919 and is today ranked 15th in the world in terms of DWT (Dead Weight Tonnage).
If you are looking at Merchant Navy as a potential career option you must be wondering why. Here are a few reasons why one should choose a career in Merchant Navy:-
- Many opportunities: Eventhough almost 100% of the world population lives on land, 71% of the world trade is through sea. So, there is no dearth of opportunities for the well trained and deserving.
- Great remunerations: A career at sea pays well. You can earn as high as Rs. 8 lakhs per month basedon your abilities. The boarding and lodging while on the vessel is any way free. So, if you have the ability and skill, you’ll be rewarded excellent.
- It prepares you for life: A career at sea is a great teacher. It equips with confidence and leadership skills. You learn to do things for yourself. You become more independent as you are away from home for long periods at a time.
- Travel and adventure: It provides a great career which will help you lead a life of travel and adventure. So, if you are interested in visiting new places and meeting new people, travel around the world and that too free of cost, Merchant Navy is your ticket.