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‘Let the dreams set sail’ ; Start your career as a Merchant Navy Officer at Mercmarine Training and Sail Through to Success

However, there’s still relatively little awareness about these opportunities as the majority of the Sri Lankan youth seek careers in commonly sought after fields such as management, medicine or IT.
Merchant navy profession is widely regarded as one of the most lucrative career paths that also offer great opportunities for excitement and adventure for the youth.
Employment and career success is guaranteed as the industry demandfor skilled professionals continues to soar ever so high.And unlike any other profession,one can reach the pinnacle of the career i.e. to become a ship’s captain or a chief engineer earning a 7 digit salary, within a short period of time.
As Sri Lanka’s maritime industryis expected to growin unprecedented ways, Merchant Navy professionals are in high demand for a large number of shore based careers as well. For example, Navigation Officers have great shore based career opportunities as Harbor Pilots, Marine Superintendents, Shipping Administrators, Port State Controllers, Harbour Masters and Maritime Educators. For Marine Engineers, great shore based career opportunities exist in many areas such as Ships & Industrials Survey, Maintenance Engineering at star class hotels, power plants & ship repairing and construction.
However, it is also important to start your career from the right place as theoretical training, knowledge and most importantly the practical training onboard ships are essential for uninterrupted career progress in the merchant navy.
Mercmarine Training, established in 1986, is Sri Lanka’s first privately owned merchant navy training instituteand has been leading the country’s maritime education ever since.
Mercmarine Training derives its’ unique strengths as a maritime trainer from its’ mother company, Mercmarine Group which has over 100 years of experience operatingin the businesses of ship owning, ship management and crew management. This gives Mercmarine Trainingthe ability to keep pace with advances in shipping technology and educate Cadets using the most innovative training solutions in the industry.
Mercmarine Training isgeared to train the officer cadets uninterruptedly to sail the world as Merchant Navy Officers. The institute achieve this by fulfilling the two most important requirements of the cadet training i.e.uncompromised shore based training and the opportunity for practical sea training on board a ship without any delays.
The opportunity to sail on board a ship for practical training is essential to complete the studies as a Merchant Navy Officer and to obtain the Certificate of Competency (COC) as required by the Director General of Merchant Shipping (DGMS).
Providing this opportunity is the responsibility of the training institute and Mercmarine Training holds unparalleled reputation in this regard.
MercmarineTraining’s lecture panel consists of some of the industry’s most experienced professionals who take pride in sharing and presenting their knowledge using the most technologically advanced equipment. Many of Mercmarine Training’s lecturers are Master Mariners & Chief Engineers with extensive sailing experience.
MERCMARINE Training is an approved maritime training institute by the Director General Merchant Shipping Sri Lanka (DGMS) and offers Certifications issued by the DGMS which are globally recognized.
The institute sets very high standards for academics and professional development for the students and due to this cadets at Mercmarine Training are qualified to pursue their higher studies even abroad.
Those who wish to obtain more information regarding the courses and the scholarship program can contact Mercmarine Training via e-mail: [email protected] or by telephone: 011 7476100/0769 387477.

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