One of the greatest advantages of a seafarer's profession is fast promotion. A higher rank means not only a more prestigious job but also a significantly higher wage and every seafarer can be sure that his work will be respected and rewarded accordingly. We offer to get acquainted with the approximate wages received by specialists of the corresponding rank and how many years it may take to achieve these ranks!
Rank designations: OS – Ordinary Seaman AB – Able Seaman 3 Officer – Third Officer 2 Officer – Second Officer Chief Officer – Chief Officer Captain – Captain
*The given ranks are achievable at the specified age in an ideal case. Each student's promotion depends on his abilities and other factors.
Thanks to Novikontas Maritime College's teaching method (20% theory, 80% practical training), our students can be confident in their abilities and achieve new career heights in a short period of time!
One of the greatest advantages of a seafarer's profession is the opportunity to work all over the world. Thanks to the Novikontas Maritime College diploma, a new seafarer can get a job on all types of the world's merchant fleet ships without any restrictions.
Duration of a Contract
One of the main priorities of good companies is the well-being of seafarers, so they offer contracts of different duration and seafarers can choose the most suitable ones for them at the crewing agency.
Nowadays, Seafarers are also get short term contracts which do not exceed a couple of weeks and then they have at least 2 weeks vacation.
By planning your work schedule wisely, it's possible to enjoy several months of vacation that you can devote to your family, hobbies, or studies.
Moreover, if a seafarer has a permanent contract, he is also paid even when he is on vacation.
Instructor at Maritime Training Institutions
Seafarers on Land
An experienced seafarer who is willing to share his expertise can join a maritime training institution and contribute to the development and improvement of high-quality maritime training programs.
These people assess the suitability of vessels for safe cargo and passenger transportation in accordance with national and international requirements.
The main task of a crewing manager is to assemble the crew for various types of vessels and companies.
State maritime inspector
By combining years of experience in seafaring and the knowledge acquired over the years, a seafarer can become a technical department representative in any shipping company.
This person is a specialist intermediary between shipowners and characters who arranges the transportation of goods by sea.
This job is related to various state maritime organizations. Maritime law, maritime policy, port and border operations, seafarer examination, etc.
Harbour Master, marine pilot
These people are responsible for managing vessel traffic, ensuring safe and secure port operations, safe guiding of vessels in and out of ports, etc.