Career as a Merchant Navy Officer
Merchant navy represents the non-combatant fleet that deals with the transportation of passengers or cargo. Therefore, merchant navy fleet is made up of passenger vessels, cargo carriers, oil tankers, gas tankers and various other types of ships. As a Merchant Navy Officer, you will be responsible for the safe movement of cargo and/or passenger on board of the ships you command. You can either become a Deck Officer and work your way up from a Fourth Officer's rank to become the Captain of a ship or you can become a Fifth Engineer and work your way up to become the Chief Engineer of a ship.