If you are O Level qualified you have already opened the doors to an exciting career as a seafarer. Take the opportunity to train yourself in one of three disciplines in the marine industry. Starting off as a deck rating, engine rating or catering rating, you can progress up the ladder of your chosen field. Whether you are in navigation, engineering or catering, your ultimate goal would be to reach the top in each of these disciplines, ending up as a ship captain, chief engineer or chef.
If you have already obtained your A Level qualification you can take the fast track to an adventurous career. Join up as a Navigation Officer Cadet or an Engineering Officer Cadet, and prepare yourself for a profession that lets you travel the globe and live your dreams. As you rise up the ranks in your chosen field you can aspire to become a ship captain, or a chief engineer in charge of your own vessel, and earn the rewards that come with success in this challenging field.
Mercmarine Training is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted as a Finalist in The Maritime Standard Awards 2018 in The Maritime Education & Training Award. We were the recipient of this prestigious award in the year 2014 . we take this opportunity to thank the Staff and the students for being a part of this achievement.
More information about The Maritime Standard Awards can be found by going to www.tmsawards.com
Mercmarine Training facility was visited by Sinoship, Shanghai - one of our principles who offer on-board training opportunities to deck and engine cadets.
Mario De Silva was invited by the editor of “8 bells” to write about his experience navigating through Baltic Ice. Mario is a vibrant Chief Officer who started as a Cadet with Mercmarine Training in 2006 and has accumulated a lot of knowledge and experience while climbing up his career ladder with the world renown Bulk operator Oldendorff Carriers. With expertise in vessel integrated systems, Mario routinely works both as a vessel trainer and a maritime lecturer in addition to his regular service at sea.
Navigating the Baltic Ice - by Mario De Silva
(Click the image to read about Mario's experience)
Captain Otto, our first Principal (centre-left) stands next to Mr. Post, the Director of our sister school BBS in Brake, Germany (centre) and Captain Rohan Codipilly (centre-right).
- Merchant Shipping Secretariat
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With increasing development of the maritime sector and growing interest in global seafaring, Sri Lanka is grooming hundreds of young merchant seafarers to meet the demands of the industry.
With Sri Lanka entering a new phase of development, there has been much duscussion about the industries that are expected to usher in this new are. With the ending of the 30 year long civil conflict, it is the maritime industry that is poised with the greatest oppportunities for growth. Being strategically located in close proximity of important sea routes, blessed with abundant resources and with the right amount of state support, Sri Lanka's maritime industry is slowing but steadily thriving.