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    just looking for some info and hope you guys can help, im wondering how does promotions work in the merchant navy? say i was a 3rd engineer...how do i get to second? are there exams?

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    Hi, you will sit exams to hold the certification for certain levels of your licence as below;

    Engineers: EOOW - 2nd Engineer - Chief Engineer
    Deck: OOW - Chief Officer - Master

    However, just because you hold a certificate for a particular level will not mean you are employed by a company at that level, some companies require you to hold a certificate for the level above which you are currently employed.

    Similarly, you could well find yourself holding a chief engineers licence and joining a ship as a 3rd engineer (or masters and joining as a 2nd / 3rd officer) it all depends on what positions are available within your company.

    For further information see (these are for Warsash courses and they may differ slightly from other colleges);
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