Prospectus : Merchant Navy Deck Cadets Course

Enrolment on for Course Commencing May 2021

The 6th Merchant Navy Deck Officer Cadet's course  facilitated by IESECCI.
A course conducted as per International Maritime Organisation Model Course 7.03
Steps to A Glorious Career  
Obtaining Medical Clearance from DG Shipping Approved Medical Facilities.
Seafarer Orientation & Psychometric Screening.
Payment of COURSE FEES. Course Fees mentioned are inclusive of GST.
3 Weeks STCW Certification.
9 Weeks Pre-Sailing Competency (Functions 1,2 and 3 as per IMO Model Course 7.03) - including Exams / One Re-exam (if needed).
Registration and Placement for Deck Cadet Sea-time without delay.
Hand-holding for subsequent career progression & placement
Because of our policy of assured facilitation for placement, the batch size is small and on first come first serve basis.
✦Applications are open Now. Course Commencing January 2021, Subject to Corona Virus Strictures.
✦ You will get the Application Form through email provided, along withList of IMO approved of Medical Test centres.
✦You may do a pre-booking, by submitting application form, Medical Test results and Clearing Psychometric Test and Orientation.
✦Fees shown below are inclusive of GST ( You may provide your GST No. for inclusion in Invoices as an additional message).
✦You can use the  QUICK APPLICATION FORM REQUEST here to apply online and hold your place.
✦ The course is expected to start in January end, subject to Govt Approval to hold practical classes for Basic STCW courses, with COVID-19 Precautions.
✦Apply for a Passport if you do not already have a valid passport (Check Validity not expiring).
Please send me an application form and instructions for enrolment in the course. I have read and understood the terms of this training and placement programme.

Deck Cadet Course Prospectus

Open to: both Men and Women.
Citizenship: of India /Nepal /Bhutan.
➢10+2 or above in any stream. ( Science, Commerce, Arts  streams are allowed ).
➢Candidate must have studied Physics and Maths in 10th Standard (International 'O' Level).
Age limit: Freshers 18 to 35 years
Ex-Servicemen Upto 40 years
Basic Physical Standards: Eye Sight 6/6 in each eye without visual aids and no colour blindness, no history of cardiac problems or epilepsy. Plus all other standards to be Medical fit as per the standards set by IMO / MS Medical Examination Rules 2000, proven by medical fitness report by approved Medical Center (List Provided).
Discipline, Conduct, & Indemnity : Selected cadets undergoing training, will be required to fill indemnity forms, and maintain discipline, decorum and behaviour standards  as required by Institutes conducting separate parts of the course.
Note -
1. Candidates may undertake the course after 10+2, but can be placed for Deck Cadets' Sea time only after attaining 18 years of age and getting CDC* .
2. Ex-Servicemen PBORs leaving service after 15 Years of service are eligble if within 40 yrs. Ex- Navy and Coastguard personnel may contact for guidance on fast tracking.

Course Structure & Fees
Stages of the Course : The course is structured in Four Stages :-
✦ Orientation & Screening   ✦ STCW Modular Courses & Pre-Sea Competency  ✦ Registration as Seafarers  ✦ Placement onboard and Sea-Time Training on ships.
Payment Method : Our preffered payment method is by bank transfer. If you prefer any other means of payment please email / call Co-ordinators.
Fees  are to be made by Cheque or Bank Transfer, in favour of the Strategic Partner (See About Us)
All fees mentioned  are inclusive of GST.
Stage - 1: Orientation & Screening 
You can fill up the form request above or write to us for Application form and Instructions.
You will get yourself Medically screened at a centre near you as per the instructions sent with the form.
Medical Screening
The process starts with the Medical screening. Candidates will be required to submit medical screening results from Approved Medical Centres with the application form. Mandatory Medicals to the required standards will be undertaken at a IMO recognised and designated facility. The list will be provided along with your application.
Indicative Fees in Mumbai:  Men INR 5,000/- and Women INR 6500/-
The SEAFARER SCREENING and COURSE FEES fees are to be paid online and the transaction details is to be sent by email to An invoice and receipt will be provided. Please note that the fees are not refundable.
All candidates must have a valid passport.
NEXT STEP : Submit your filled application form, along with Medical Clearance Certificate and payment reference of payment of Seafarer Screening and Orientation Fees only.
Seafarers Screening & Orientation 
Fees: INR 25,000/-
This will be done online. You may intimate, through mail or your co-ordinator, to set up an appointment for Screening and Orientation after clearing the Medical examination. (Note : You will be required to give the payment details  of bank transfer to the above mentioned bank account towards Screening and Orientation Fee.)
Psychometric Screeining. On the appointed date after payment of Screening Fees, Psychometric Screeining for suitability as a seafarer will be undertaken. This is required to check the mental and attitudinal suitability of the candidate for a life at sea.
Orientation - To Career Path.  Subsequent to screening Orientation will be carried out which includes the following:-
  • Information session about the fast track career path ahead of the Deck Cadet.
  • Mental and attitudinal orientation to prepare them. This mental orientation training and conditioning continues through out the pre-sea phase. So candidates are well prepared about what to expect..
As done earlier the course fees are to be paid online and the transaction details is to be sent by email to An invoice and receipt will be provided. Please note that the fees are not refundable
Stage - 2 : STCW Modular Courses & Pre-Sea Competency Course
Fees: INR 6,75,000/-
The fees are to be paid after sucessful Screening and befor the course commencement of the course.  This fee will cover the full pre-sea training stage.
Registration as Seafarers (within above fee).
Seafarer's Registration and Processing. Two types of seafarer registrations will be done .
Registration as a Indian Seafarer.  Cadets will be registered in the Indian National Database of Seafarers - INDOS.  Afer that the STCW Certificate of Proficiency training and certification will progress. Thereafter they will register and obtain an Indian  Continuous DischargeCertificate (CDC) from Director General Shipping.
Flag State Registration for Certification. The Deck Cadet will need to be registered, with the Foreign Flag Authorities, as part of process, to issue Certificate of Proficiency after Pre-Sea training for placement onboard ships. For this activity the candidate will be required to visit the offices in person, after completion of STCW Modular courses.
STCW Basic Modular Course. - 3 to 4 Weeks ( Expected time for you to complete the new online format )  
Basic Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) 2010 are courses mandatorily required  by International Maritime Organisation (IMO). This is an entry level course, required for all persons wishing to work aboard seafaring vessels and  comprises the five modules:-
✦Personal Survival Techniques (STCW A-VI/1-1
✦Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW A-VI/1-2)
✦Elementary First Aid (STCW A-VI/1-3)
✦Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW A-VI/1-4)
✦Proficiency in Security Awareness (STCW A-VI/6-1)
Pre-Sea Competency Course. - 9 Weeks
In this stage the Deck Cadets will be taught and examined on the functions given below:-
Function 1: Navigation - theory.
Function 2: Cargo Handling and Stowage - theory classes
Function 3: Controlling the Operation of the Ship and Care for Persons on Board - theory classes
Over the next Two and a Half months,  classroom / online instructions on competency subjects, theory and practicals, journals and assignments will make the Cadets ready to be useful and confident when they go onboard on ships.
✦Over 340 hours for Pre-Sea  training on Cargo Handling & Stowage, Ship Stability, Navigation, Seamanship, subjects related to Controlling the Operation of the Ship and Care for Persons on-board.
✦Training Films and discussions, Assignments.
✦Personality / Character development sessions to prepare for a seafarers life.
✦Training and Record Book (ISF) and a Illustrated Guide Book for guiding self training onboard ships will be provided.
Boarding Assistance: Stay for out of town candidates can be assisted with when visiting Mumbai for Registration. However they will need to finalise and pay for the stay in Mumbai, under individual capacity, these expenditure are not included in the charges..
Stage - 3 : Placement and Dispatch for Sea-Time Onboard Ships
Fees: INR 4,00,000/-
Placement on Foreign Flag Ship for One year Sea Time as Deck Cadet.  
By the end of the three month course and successful completion of your pre-sea examinations, a foreign flag ship will be identified, that would best suit the actual on-the-job training, which will be the foundation of your career. By this time the candidates should be in posession of a valid passport (validity for at least next three years).
This is the most important and longest part of the Cadet's Training when the cadet learns the practical aspects of the training and their performance of various mandatory and exposure tasks are recorded in the Training and Record (TAR Book). This also is the time when the Deck Cadet begins to earn a stipend, as they learn on the job.
On clearing pre-sea exams and processes, you will pay the last installment when you come for your departure brief and are handed your Contract / Appointment letter, documents and air-ticket for joining the ship. (Note: Depending upon the company requirements there may be an interview. Therefore to get employed on good company ships, cadets are advised to keep in touch with their career subjects after the pre-sea course as true professionals).

Applying for the Course
We look forward to your starting the enrolment process by filling the quick online application or your email. 
Application Procedure
You will receive the application form and instructions in the email.
All intimation of fees to be paid for different stages will be informed through email.
Application will invite the candidates to enrol stating their willingness and other details as per the form.  They can also be assisted by our counsellors and assisting co-ordinators for any queries.
Quick Online Application
You can fill the aplication form online through the quick application form. This is a quick application and you can book a place.  The document copies / originals and other details you will have to be carried when you come for the Pre-Sea Orientation and Screening.
The Applications sent by email may be mailed to
Download the form Scan the filled form and send by mail
Instructions for proceeding for Orientaion screening will me sent by mail.
Assistance and Information
Facilitation and Information : Applicants may contact the following officials /Associates of IESECCI for queries and pre-course guidance:-
COURSE CO-ORDINATOR: Cdr Indrajit Pakrasi(Retd)
M: +91-9969142036,  Email:
ALL INDIA: Cdr Angsuman Ojha (Retd).
M: +91- 9930734720, Email:
M: 9870027799 
MAHASHTRA  - Aurangabad & Nasik Divisions: Mr Atul Palodkar
M: +91-9970942222, Email:
NORTH INDIA REGION: Mrs Shavinder Kaur
EAST & NORTH EAST INDIA: Ms Sudakshina Mukherjee
M: 9836374299, Email:
Indian Ex-Defence Services  Employees Chamber of Commerce and Industries
(REGD. NO. MAH-43/2013/PUNE)