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How To Become A Merchant Marine

If you want to work onboard is still a big chance to become a merchat marine, but first you have to know what procedures you should take.

To be a seaman is certainly in need of skills and education on technical matters for that education is an absolutely owned prospective seaman.

You can study marine academy in the nearby city organizes education for officers and ratings. Read also tips for seaman successful job interview

But for you who want to be a sailor you have to go through the procedures to become a seaman.

The requirements according to STCW 2010.

-Seaman book
- Watchkeeping deck / engine
- Certificate other support
- BST
- PSCRB
- AFF
- MFA
- SAT
- SDSD 


STCW 2010 regulation
The STCW Convention and Code 2010 Manila Amendments were Adopted on 25 June 2010, marking a major revision of the STCW Convention and Code. The 2010 Amendments are set to enter into force on 1 January 2012 under the tacit acceptance procedure and are Aimed at bringing the Convention and Code up to date with developments since they were Initially Adopted and to enable them to address issues that are anticipated to emerge in the foreseeable future.


- Improved Measures to Prevent fraudulent practices associated with certificates of competency and Strengthen the evaluation process (monitoring of Parties' compliance with the Convention).

- Revised requirements on hours of work and rest and new requirements for the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as updated standards Relating to medical fitness standards for seaman.

- Able New certification requirements for seaman.

- New requirements Relating to training in modern technology such as electronic charts and information systems (ECDIS).


- New requirements for marine environment awareness training and training in leadership and teamwork.


- New training and certification requirements for electro-technical officers.


- Updating of competence requirements for personnel serving on board all types of tankers, Including new requirements for personnel serving on liquefied gas tankers.


- New requirements for security training, as well as provisions to Ensure that seafarers are properly trained to cope if Reviews their ship comes under attack by pirates.


- Introduction of modern training methodology Including distance learning and web-based learning.


- New training guidance for personnel serving on board ships operating in polar waters.


- New training guidance for personnel operating Dynamic Positioning Systems.


The above conditions only for Ratings. If you still have money, are suggested to take TF and OT, it is for the preparation of a job in the tanker ship.

If you want to become officers on board, of course you have to study marine academy which takes education for 3 years.

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