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Merchant Navy offers Saloon Ratings course for 10+2 pass students. So, it is ideally suited if one has made up his mind early in life that this is the career path one is going to follow. Saloon Rating is a Six months Pre-Sea Training Program approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India. The training comprises of theoretical and Practical study of Food Production, Food & Beverage Service, House-keeping and Maritime Familiarization which gives the successful trainees an opportunity to join the merchant shipping in the Hospitality Department.
Profile of this job in Merchant Navy.
As a Catering/Saloon rating you’ll perform a variety of jobs as well as being cook or cook/steward – such as forming part of emergency response teams involved in fire fighting, security and passenger controller rescue duties.
Saloon Rating Eligibility.
Pass with aggregate 40% marks in 12th Standard (Commerce, Arts or Science) from a recognized Board and with minimum 40% marks in English language in 10th or 12th.
Maximum age limit is 25 years at the time of commencement of course.
Minimum Height-157 cms, Weight-48 kgs.
Should be physically fit for sea and should meet the medical standards laid by the Director General of shipping.
Use of corrective lenses for eyesight is permitted but the maximum permissible limits, at entry, are 6/12 in each eye or 6/9 in better eye and 6/18 in other eye for distant unaided vision. Color blindness is not permitted.
Mode of selection:
Written /Interview/ Medical examination.
Saloon Rating Course duration:
Saloon rating course is a 6 months residential course.
Saloon Rating Course fees:
Around 2 lakh rupees, Depends on the college the candidate get selected.
Latest course fee of all institutes are available on BES website.
Saloon Rating Salary:
Candidate joins the ship as an Mess Boy & after 6 months of sea service candidate gets promoted to Asst.Steward , and further gets Promoted to Steward, Second cook, Cook, Chief cook. Chief cook Salary is around 1500-1800$ (Rs 90000 – Rs 1,30,000).
Note: Candidates desirous of joining the course must apply for a passport immediately, if they do not already have a passport, as it is a requirement when applying for C.D.C.
Saloon rating Career Path.