The GreatEastern Institute of Maritime Studies(GEIMS) a vision of India’s largest private sector shipping company - The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd., Mumbai, is a state of the art Maritime Training Institute at Lonavala, sprawled over 18acres of lush green land surrounded by hills. The Institute has excellent infrastructure including 8 state of the art Simulators and several modern training equipment for providing maritime education and training.
The Institute offers, inter alia, D.G. Shipping approved ships

    (Deck / Engine / Saloon)

Career Prospects (DECK)

Career Prospects (ENGINE)

Career Prospects (SALOON)

Course Details
6 months Pre-Sea Training course followed by 09 months of Structured Shipboard Training as Trainee Seaman / Trainee ERR / Trainee Cook ( Deck / Engine / Saloon ) as per Training Circular No. 9 of 2010 of D.G Shipping, Govt. to be conducted at The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies, Lonavala.

Qualification Required % Age Limit
G.P Rating (Engine) Pass in 2 Year ITI or 3 Years Diploma Course in the below mentioned streams from Govt. approved Technical Institutes with minimum 50% aggregate marks in final year and minimum 40% marks in English subject in 10th or 12th Board. (candidates having only 10th and/or 12th Standard qualification should NOT apply for the course). Between 17.5 to 25
(Not more than 25 years)

Medical Standard Physical Standards: Candidates should be medically and physically fit for sea service as per STCW 2010/MS Medical rules 2000 and all its amendments as applicable to seafarers. Candidates will have to undergo a full medical check-upthrough our Panel Doctor approved by D.G Shipping.

Eyesight: Distance vision (unaided): 6/12 in each eye; or 6/9 in better eye and 6/18 in other eye. Normal colour vision. Candidates will have to undergo a full eyesight test by a Company Medical Officer.

Admission Procedure Eligible candidates will be called for the personal interview, medical test, and final selection. Complete details regarding the course is provided in the Prospectus.

MMPE Test Shortlisted Candidates must compulsorily undergo a psychological screening test known as ‘Merchant Marine Personality Evaluation (MMPE) Test’ introduced by the D G Shipping. Details regarding the same can be obtained from the Company.