Welcome to Sea Ocean Marine Academy

Sea Ocean Marine Academy, Near ganga baraj Meerut Road Dist Bijnor Uttar Pradesh

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GP Rating

The General Purpose (GP) Rating Course was introduced on request from the Shipping Industry, in order to ensure enhanced & multiple utility of ratings, on board vessels belonging to shipping companies, worldwide. Accordingly, the erstwhile Deck Rating and Engine Rating courses were adapted to the new guidelines and concept of "General Purpose Rating" was introduced by the Directorate. This ensured higher employ-ability of the Indian seafarers in world market.

his course not only focus on providing ship knowledge but also focus on personal developments. It assists students to learn the important skills which are required to work on a ship such as leadership, teamwork, decision making and communication skills as they are required to work with ratings from different backgrounds. All required information related to ships and Shipping industry is provided to ratings in this program which includes nautical terminology, general rope-work, basic navigation, anchor work, bridge watch keeping, cargo watch, lifesaving, firefighting and much more.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Education Qualification:  Minimum qualification required is being 10th passed from a Recognized Board. Candidates with higher educational qualifications can also apply.
  • Physical or Medical Requirements:   The candidates should be physically and mentally healthy to meet the merchant shipping standards and rules. They shouldn’t suffer from color blindness and should have 6/6 vision in each eye. No eye glasses permitted.
  • Age Limit:  Minimum 17 years and Maximum 25 years at the time of the commencement of the course
  • Course Duration:   6 Months
  • Medical Fitness :  Candidate for admission to marine courses (DG, Shipping-approved courses) are required to produce certificate for medical fitness by authorities authorized by Director General of Shipping.

Career Opportunities

The training program is a Six months Pre-Sea Training Program approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India.

The training comprises of theoretical and Practical study of General Ship Knowledge and Marine Engineering Knowledge which gives the successful trainees an opportunity to join the merchant shipping in the Deck or Engineering Department as a Trainee GP Rating. This course is conducted twice a year with batches commencing January and July each year.

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