Careers: Merchant Navy

Aim: To expose Class IX students of St. Stanislaus to a career in the Merchant Navy.
The second career talk of the year was held on December 3rd, 2007.

The very well design and illustrative power point presentation arouse a lot of interest not only among the boys but also the teachers The presentation lasted an hour. While making this presentation Capt. Melvin Pais explained the difference between the Merchant Navy and the Indian Navy, a Warship and a Merchant ship , the type of Merchant ship – like – Dry Cargo , Liquid Cargo , Gas Carriers , Car carriers, etc. He also dwelled on passenger liners & cruise liners.
With the ever increasing demand in the Oil and Gas sectors Capt. Pais explained with illustrations the various ships used in this industry like Suuply boat , Drill ship ,FPSO , and DSV’s.

Capt Pais later explained the various department on the ship , the career growth plan and prospects with the time frame and the remuration attached to this.He also gave the boys the names of the various training Institutes in the country , their websites and Magazine related to the industry . Capt Pais was also supported by another Ex- Stanislite Capt. Peter Saldanha .

Faculty Profile:

NAME: Capt. Melvin Pais
An alumni of the 1958 batch, Capt. Pais completed his Masters in Marine Engineering ( Foreign Going ) on board Training Ship – T.S.Dufferin ( 1927 – 1972 ) in Mumbai .
He has a total experience of 33 Years at Sea with the best names in the shipping Industry on various types of vessel . Capt. Pais is also honoured by being a Member of the Institute of Chartered Ship brokers – London.

Capt Mel is presently employed as a Professor at the T.S. Chanakya at New Mumbai . Many Stanislites are now trained by him. Capt Pais has also served on the SSESA Managing Committee from time to time and has taken an active part in the various SSESA activities.

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