Marine Training Academy
We introduce ourselves as a premier Maritime Training Academy at Mumbai, approved by the Director General Of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India and ISO 9002 compliant. We have been involved in training marine personnel from 1993 in various safety courses mandatory under the International Maritime Organisation regulations. “Marine Training Academy” was started by their Director, DR. S.G. KOLI in April 1993 at Goregaon in Mumbai, under the name of “Marine Medical Academy” to impart training in First Aid at Sea to seafarers. The name of “MARINE MEDICAL ACADEMY” was changed to “MARINE TRAINING ACADEMY” from 1st January 2003. To enhance the safety of ships at sea and safety of the sea from pollution, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has given emphasis on maritime training. The sophistication of vessels and associated equipment has led to a greater importance on a well-designed education system and a structured method of knowledge dissemination. Over the years, this has made maritime education a large industry, with an identity quite independent of the shipping industry it caters to. IMO has set the convention for Standard for Training, Certification and Watch Keeping (STCW’95), giving the guidelines for maritime education, to be fulfilled by all the signatories in a stipulated timeframe. This has given the incidental or need based boost to the maritime training industry in India. Efficient transport by sea is an important mode of International trade, particularly for a country like India with a vast coastline and a rich seagoing heritage. The Indian Merchant Marine comprises of Cargo ships, Container ships, Tankers, Passenger Ships, Bulk Carriers and other types of specialized ships. These ships are operated by the public and private sector shipping companies and manned by trained Masters, Marine Engineers, Navigators and Crew. Besides safe and efficient operation, ocean-going merchant vessels are to be manned by competent seafarers who need to be specially trained. Various International Conventions have adopted resolutions to the effect that seafarers manning the merchant vessels must be fully trained for the challenges that this job at sea requires. Marine Training Academy has been established to achieve these objectives. Indian Officers and crew are renowned the world over for their professionalism, hard work, perseverance and loyalty. However, due to stiff international competition, industry requirements and stringent international regulations, quality training of the finest order is a must for all seafarers.The Pre-sea Training for Ratings is an integral part of the overall planned and structured training for a Rating forming part of the Navigational or the Engineering watch, and it is only by a regimented and a disciplined training schedule which places adequate emphasis on class room and outdoor activities that a well equipped institute would be able to impart the required training which would assist the rating in achieving the minimum standards of competence as specified in Table A-II / 4 and A III / 4 of the Regulation II / 4 and III / 4 of STCW Code’95 the guidelines have been carefully framed to achieve this objective and hence, only those institutes which fulfill these guidelines will be approved to impart pre-sea training for the Ratings.