What is Sea Time? How is it Calculated?: Merchant Navy Guide

A seafarer’s professional career is heavily reliant on the concept of sea time.

The term “Sea Time” refers to all of the time spent working on a ship at sea that is actively sailing for cargo transportation and is not the complete amount of time a seafarer spends at sea

Why is Sea Time Important?

When a seafarer changes shipping companies or ships, the chain of command that governs ship operations will remain the same, which distinguishes the merchant navy from other occupations.

How is Sea Time Calculated?

As soon as the seafarer boards the ship and hands over the documents, which includes the COC (for officers) and the seafarer identification certificate, the master will stamp it with the remark indicating the individual has joined the ship in a specific rank or role.

Do you know what things included in Sea Time Certificate?

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