Life of a Cadet At Sea: A beginning of future

Cadet, whenever this word comes into the mind of people they already sense of what they are talking about. Engine or Deck Cadet is first step on the ladder to reach to a level of senior officer in Merchant Navy. The journey of this rank begins back from the day you enter your academy to have your courses that are essential for your further journey towards the sea. And time passes and the day comes when, you are finally about to enter to an industry, that roughly transports 90% of the world cargo. So how is the life out there, let’s read below.
Engine Cadet, Deck Cadet, Trainee Engineer

What a Cadet do on Ship?

Since you are trainee, you have to learn and assist your senior fellow mates. Let’s say, if a officer needs something and he or she busy in something very important, you can assist them. Nobody will force you to learn, it is your prime responsibility to learn, as after few years, you will be standing at the same place as your seniors today. Ask as much doubt you can and always respect your seniors. Look, nobody will expect from you to navigate ship by your own or repair the engine alone!!!!!
Merchant Navy Cadet

 

Well Cadet onboard are the ones, who are most talked about. They are new and naive to the ship life. It’s same like new joiner to a new world. They are not treated as a person who is responsible for something that is being carried at ship, whether it is navigation or taking bunkers. They are there to learn and assist their senior officers in day today work and chores. The primary objective for them should be to learn as much as they can and also enjoy life at sea!!!

How is the Life of Cadet onboard?

For few months, you can have thoughts like why came to this place or everybody is trying to pull my legs. But, the fact is that, you are new and youngest at ship, you are the topic of discussion for those people. The best thing is to be part of that and enjoy whatever it is, until and unless if it is not something very serious. You will get respect also, because everybody knows that, it is just a matter of few years and you will be officer. And being officer you cannot be slack or negligent, you need to know your work good and also to be able to handle situation that you are entitled for.

So, cadetship is like mould, in which you have to be there, perfectly. This is proven fact that, as your time at sea as cadet increases, let’s say 4 months, and then you are the most important person out there, because you know everything, at what place it is. With companies having more guidelines towards training new cadets, things have become pretty easier. And even people out there know, that training you will help them, as small small work, they don’t have to do anymore.

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13 thoughts on “Life of a Cadet At Sea: A beginning of future

    • February 22, 2015 at 1:58 pm
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      Yes, why not. But you might face some problem, as most of the people on board are non vegetarian. Options for food are less if your pure vegetarian.

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  • December 17, 2015 at 4:19 am
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    Is it difficult to get placement after this?
    since i completed mechanical engg from SRm with distinction and got into IT, not what I wanted, so I thought I will try gme. I am asmathic

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  • December 27, 2015 at 6:35 am
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    hello sir…i am a student of 12…i want to join merchant navy, through sponsoring by anglo eastern company for the course 1 year DNS leading to B.sc nautical science..i want to know that after completing the 18 mnths training and qualifying the bsc final exams and 2nd mate exam will the anglo eastern company will hire me easily or not?? Pls reply…..i will oblidge you whole life

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    • January 2, 2016 at 4:44 pm
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      See after completing your training and clearing your exams, you are qualified officer. So, every company should take you.

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  • March 22, 2016 at 11:44 am
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    Hello there,

    I completed my engineering in mechanical in 2014 and have been working for past 1.5 yrs in marine design firm
    but i don’t feel that sort of enthusiasm as i feel for being marine engineer onboard
    I have cleared interview of Anglo eastern and currently in a tough dilemma whether to do GME or not.
    Regarding the thing that they say 100% placement on vessel is it true ??
    As i m about to leave a secure life behind

    reply would be much appreciated..
    thank you

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    • March 22, 2016 at 11:45 am
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      If you have made your mind then, you should go for the course. Marine Engineering is nice option. We can’t comment about the placements.

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  • May 4, 2016 at 8:02 am
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    Hlo sir..
    Please tell me engine cadet and tme is same rank onboard ship and if company is taking us as engine cadet after GME. What i have to do..
    Give me your valuable suggestion
    Thanks

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  • June 17, 2016 at 10:19 am
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    I am Completed My Diploma EEE & I Have one experience in Power Plant .If any chance to Marine Jobs.

    And give me suggestions How to Join Marine

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  • June 17, 2016 at 4:34 pm
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    Hello sir,
    I am a mechanical engineer. I want to join a GME. but my eyesight is -5.75 . so can i apply for GME or not?

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  • June 18, 2016 at 5:31 am
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    Sir i just passed out my 12th from up board 12th std. which course I have need a join marchant navy interested in marchent navy .sir which course will suit for me?

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  • August 7, 2016 at 9:39 am
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    I am oluwole I have completed my MEA programmeI need to know what next and Exam I would need to write in other to get to the top of my profession

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  • February 18, 2017 at 9:05 am
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    I am interested in becoming a marine engineer but I have tattoos (3) .. one near the neck and 2 on my hands. So will it be a problem to join the merchant navy ? I need to clarify this as I need to make the decision of joining.it

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