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What are the common myths about Marine Engineers and their work?

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RE: What are the common myths about Marine Engineers and their work?

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The merchant navy is a non-combatant commercial fleet which deals with transporting cargo and occasionally passengers by sea. The merchant navy fleet includes cargo liners, passenger vessels, tankers, carriers and other special types of vehicles. It is aright career choice for those who wish to explore the sea and visit exotic places all over the world. It is a career which promises excellent remuneration and never ending adventure. The main positions open in the merchant navy are for navigating officers, radio officers and marine engineers. They are usually employed by shipping companies in a contractual basis..

Marine engineers join the ship as 4th engineer and step by step get promoted to 3rd, 2nd and chief engineer, subject to their passing the competency exam and performance on board the ship. The main personnel in this department is chief engineer who ensures safe and economic running of all engines , boilers , electrical , refrigerating and sanitary equipment's, deck machinery and steam connections aboard the ship along with his team.

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