Marine Solutions


K-Sec is  an India based service provider of offshore and onshore oil and gas facilities.Whether you are installing a platform in environmentally and physically demanding waters, or simply need engineering support, our offshore engineering team can help. We pride ourselves on offering advanced engineering solutions that are supported by decades of operational know-how. Our Capabilities include Feasibility and Proof of Concept Studies, Front-End Engineering Design, Project Cost Analysis and Heavy-Lift Transport Engineering and Project Management.

Dive Solutions


Our commercial divers go to the seabed to perform the delicate maneuvers required to put together, maintain, and disassemble offshore wells, rigs, and pipelines, everything from flipping flow valves, to tightening bolts with hydraulic jacks, to working in tight confines around a blowout preventer, becaause none of the remotely operated vehicles have the touch, maneuverability, or human judgment for the job. At this moment, all around the world, one of our commercial divers living at pressure inside saturation systems is doing one of these jobs, with all the ultra modern safety systems.

Marine Safety Solutions


We are primarily focusing on Maritime Security and Counter-Piracy Services, Armed and Unarmed Maritime Security, and the Security of Ports and Strategic Waterways. Given the growing problem of maritime piracy, particularly off the coast of Somalia, the Gulf of Aden, and the Indian Ocean, we are developing this new directory. We also intend to incorporate here companies focusing on the offering of assistance with the implementation of the ISPS Code as well as those securing domestic ports and waterways prone to terorists and other political and economic disturbances..

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A Career @ Sea

The ‘Ship’s Master’ is in charge of the ship. The Nautical (Deck) Department, Engineering Department & Catering Department are shown in the chart below. A deck officer starts his career as a TNOC (Cadet), rising to Captain (Ship’s Master). An engine officer begins as a Junior Engineer,rising to the Chief Engineer. Promotions are subject to the candidate completing “sea-time”, vacancies arising, and passing the competency certificate examination.

- Master -
Nautical Dept Catering Dept Engineering Dept
Chief Officer Saloon Ratings Chief Engineer
2nd Officer - 2nd Engineer
3rd Officer - 3rd Engineer
TNOC (Cadets) - 4th Engineer
Deck Ratings - Junior Engineers
- - Engine Ratings

Beware of Frauds:

K-Ship engages cadets/ trainees directly through it own schemes and has not authorized  any person to engage cadets/trainees on its behalf. K-Ship recruits directly all crews(deck, engine, saloon and GP rating) on its main fleet and not through any person. No service charge whatsoever is payable for engagement/recruitment in K-Ship.
It has come to the notice of K-Ship that certain persons are   fraudulently   issuing letters on our behalf regarding the   selection of cadets/crew to candidates seeking employment in K-Ship. Public are advised not to be misguided by such mails, messages or communication through any means.

Joining the Merchant Navy

You can work on Direct Contract with K-Ship:

Alternative 1

Candidates with 10+2 (PCM), age up to 25 years, appear for IIT/JEE. Success in IIT/JEE, permits candidates to be selected and they can do either:

a) Nautical Officer – 3 year B.Sc. (Natural K-Shipences). The candidate should be physically fit (as per Merchant Shipping Rules) 6/6 vision, unimpaired color vision.

b) Engineer Officer – 4 year Marine Engineering degree course. Candidate should be physically fit as per Merchant Shipping Rules.

On successful completion of training they apply to join a shipping company. Shipping companies also approach candidates while under training and recruit them directly.

Alternative 2: One Year IMU Pre-sea course

a) Nautical Officer - The candidate should be physically fit (as per the Merchant Shipping (MS) Rules). Eligibility 10+2 (PCM) 60% and English 50%, should qualify in the IMU entrance exam, or B.Sc. (PCM) 50%, or BE age 25 years with 6/6 vision in both eyes & unimpaired colour vision. Age relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST category applicants and 2 years for girl cadets. Approved one year Pre-Sea training is provided before posting them on board the ship.
b) Engineer Officers - For Junior Marine Engineers, K-Ship recruits B.E (Mechanical/Naval Architecture). Please consult the specific advertisements for eligibility criteria for direct recruitment.

Advertisements appear in national newspapers as and when the company requires personnel. In this respect, please contact: The Executive Director, Fleet Personnel Department, The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd., Shipping House, 245, Madame Cama Road, Mumbai 400021.

Ratings: One may choose to join the sea career as a rating.


Deck Rating: 10th/SSC, 18-25 Years. Medically fit as per Merchant Shipping (M.S.) Rules. Eye Sight 6/6, with color vision.

Engine Rating: 10th/SSC, 18-25 years. Medically fit as per Merchant Shipping (M.S.) Rules.

General Purpose (GP) Rating Course: (For deck/engine): 10th / SSC, 18-25 years. Medically fit as per Merchant Shipping (M.S.) Rules. Eye Sight 6/6, with color vision.

Saloon Rating Course: SSC. Age limits: 18 to 25 years. Medically fit as per Merchant Shipping Rules.

Rating Training is carried out at MTI as and when required and at various institutes in the country. Kindly also refer to the Directorate General of Shipping website for details:

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