August 31, 2016

Training, education and experience needed to pursue the various maritime related careers

Entry requirements for a navigating cadet and an engineering cadet are : National Senior Certificate (“Matric”) with more than 50 percent in mathematics, physical sciences and English. Following this is a period of study at the Maritime Studies Department at either the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) in Cape […]
August 31, 2016

Navigating Officer

The rank structure among navigating officers on a merchant ship (containership, bulker, tanker, etc.) is as follows : Navigating Cadet Third Mate Second Mate Chief Mate Master (Captain) The career path from a Grade 12 student to the Master of a large ship is as follows : Grade 12 (with […]
August 31, 2016

Engineering Officer

The rank structure among engineering officers on a merchant ship (containerships, bulker, tankers, etc) is as follows : Engineer Cadet Fourth Engineering Officer Third Engineering Officer Second Engineering Officer Chief Engineering Officer The career path from a Grade 12 student to the Chief Engineering Officer of a large ship is […]