Some people wish to join the maritime job, but they don’t know where to start from and what they need to start carrying on this field, on this post, I will explain some basic things you need.
Basically, to become a maritime professional, you must have high school or university certificate, you can check this rules on the stcw.org site. To learn more about the modern ship’s complement
For cadets, you need to have 4 basic stcw78/95 training certificates:
- Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats
- Basic Safety Training
- Firefighting Training
- Basic first aid training
For engine and deck officers, you will need the above listed plus additional four or more certificates pending on your rank (eg. 3rd engineer, 2nd officer, etc) learn more about STCW guide here.
Ranks and documents require before applying for ship job.
To learn more about other ranks, we recommend you to check as listed in ITF STCW Guide.
All the tables are for illustration purposes only and remain the ITF right.
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