Merchant Navy is the backbone of International trade, carrying cargo across the globe. Merchant ships employ a large number of workers to carry and deliver goods from one country to another.
Without the merchant navy, much of the import-export business would grind to a halt. Merchant Navy is a non-combatant commercial fleet. Around 90% of world trade is carried by the international shipping industry. There are over 50,000 merchant ships trading internationally, transporting every kind of cargo. The Merchant Navy is operated by both public & private sector shipping companies. The merchant ships are maintained by experienced navigators crews and marine engineers. As the job involves travelling for considerably longer duration, the life of those who work in Merchant Navy is distinctly different from usual.