This article is a comprehensive compilation of the full list of all accredited maritime schools in Nigeria this 2023. Maritime Schools in Nigeria are technical institutes that impart in their numerous students the practical skills needed for work in the ocean or in industries related to the ocean.
In Nigeria today, there are twenty-three (23) NIMASA Accredited maritime schools and we shall list them shortly and state the various courses that they offer so that our readers who are interested in pursuing a course in the maritime sector will have the authentic information that will help them make well thought out decisions on their future in oceanography or any other maritime discipline.
FULL LIST OF ALL ACCREDITED MARITIME SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA 2023
We will be looking at the list of NIMASA approved Maritime Training Institutions in Nigeria and their various courses. NIMASA approved Institutions to offer Maritime Education and Training (MET) in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention on the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW) as amended.
Listed below are all the NIMASA accredited maritime academies/institutes in Nigeria this 2023:
MARITIME ACADEMY OF NIGERIA, ORON, AKWA IBOM STATE
The Maritime Academy of Nigeria is Nigeria’s premier maritime institution, charged with the responsibility of training all Level of manpower to man Merchant Navy Ships, Ports, Maritime Engineering Workshops, Pilotage, Shipyards and other Marine related industries. The Academy is listed in the International Maritime Organization’s White list of countries that have fully complied with the STCW 1978 Convention, as amended in 2010.
FEDERAL COLLEGE OF FISHERIES AND MARINE TECHNOLOGY, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS STATE
The Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology (FCFMT) is one of the Federal Tertiary Institutions established to meet the needs of the Agricultural, Fisheries and Maritime Subsectors of the Nigerian economy. The College was instituted in 1969 as a vocational training institute and assumed its current name in 1992.
CHARKIN MARITIME SAFETY CENTRE, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE
Charkin Maritime and Offshore Safety Centre is a leading provider of maritime and offshore safety training to the maritime and offshore oil and gas industries. It has its main state-of-the-art facility located on East-West in Port Harcourt. It also has another facility located within the main campus of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
Charkin centre runs more than 100 courses in maritime, offshore safety, and related fields. We have accreditations from local and international authorities in maritime and offshore oil and gas, that keeps their training delivery standards amongst the best the best in the world. Their course delegates are professionals in the frontline of their organization’s management, operations, and administration, around Nigeria and globally.
ELKINS MARINE TRAINING INTERNATIONAL, OWERRI, IMO STATE
Elkins Marine Training International Nigeria (EMTIN) is a leading training school and consultancy agency for the government, maritime industry, oil and gas companies and other industries. They train, consult and provide solutions for the oil and gas industry, offshore, maritime and security companies and many others.
They are located in Owerri, the Imo State Capital, and are a subsidiary of Elkins Marine Training International (EMTI), an international maritime training and consultancy firm, with its world headquarters located in California, USA. EMTI provides the highest-quality training curriculum courses to the maritime and offshore industry worldwide.
JOE MARINE INSTITUTE OF NAUTICAL STUDIES AND RESEARCH, EFFURUN, WARRI, DELTA STATE
Joemarine Institute of Nautical Studies and Research is an indigenous Nigeria firm registered in Nigeria with the corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), the institute was founded by Late Capt. (Dr) Joel Opuro Epidei in 1997. Joemarine is certified by various Standard bodies in the maritime industry. The institute conducts maritime trainings which are in line with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which meets the Standard of Training Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) conventions Code as amended. All their courses are tailored to meet the STCW Code and conventions as amended and model to the IMO current course model and duly approved by the Agency (NIMASA).
COASTAL MARITIME ACADEMY, IKOYI, LAGOS STATE
Coastal Maritime Academy was established by a private-sector-initiative in 2008, with a clear mission of consistently providing qualitative maritime education and training for the ships of the Merchant Navy and allied industries.
The Academy was given approval by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to provide education and training on STCW ’95 Convention Courses in accordance with the requirements of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping for Seafarers, 1978 as amended in 1995 and 2010 Manila Convention with IMO Guidance on Implementation of IMO Model Courses. They maintain very high standards in service delivery, and their training instructors are imminently qualified in their respective disciplines.
TOLMANN ALLIED SERVICES CO. LTD, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE
Tolmann Allied Services Company Limited is a leading International Risk Management Safety and Emergency company that is located in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Capital. This company was established in 1992 and incorporated in 1997, and it has since grown in strength and capacity, meeting the ever increasing challenges of its goals, values, vision, mission and strategic focus. They promote Safety Management through specialist Safety training, support services and technology.
MATRAL MARITIME TRAINING CENTRE, AMUWO ODOFIN, LAGOS STATE
Matral Maritime Training Centre was established as a private sector initiative, which was the outcome of resolutions of two international maritime conferences on development of African Seafarers held in Abuja, Nigeria in 2005; and Accra, Ghana in 2009; and also Transocean Nigeria one day international conference held in Lagos on May, 10 2010 on “the need for establishment of credible maritime training school in Nigeria”.
After some years of further research and workshop on human capacity development for the Nigerian maritime industry, some concerned Nigerian maritime experts/consultants and foreign partners came together to add their experiences to the promotion of high quality maritime education and training in support of the Federal Government’s efforts, through the establishment of Matral Maritime Training Centre in Nigeria. The Centre is accredited by Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and commenced operation in 2012.
IZISCO OBOS INSTITUTE OF MARITIME STUDIES AND TECHNOLOGY, EFFURUN, WARRI, DELTA STATE
Izisco Obos Institute Of Maritime Studies And Technology is an Institute that has over the years produced quality and skillful graduates. This institute is focussed on training manpower required for the oil and gas industries. They are currently ranked as part of the best maritime schools in Nigeria and are situated in Warri, the commercial nerve centre of Delta State.
FALCK PRIME ATLANTIC, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS STATE
Falck Prime Atlantic is a wholly owned Nigerian Company dedicated to effecting development in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry. They have the capability to provide flexible training solutions to meet the demands of various sectors. Their trainings are conducted to OPITO standards for the offshore and marine sectors, and they also cater to their customers using state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. Some of the services they provide include:
- Risk, Security, and Marine Solutions
- EPC Projects, Training, and Global Maintenance Services
- Specialty Chemicals and Technical Services for the Oil Production and Drilling Industries
- Safety, Survival, and Emergency Response Training
- E+H and FOSS Instrumentation and Process Automation Solutions
- Personnel Logistics, Data Management, and HSE Services.
PEM OFFSHORE SIMULATION AND INNOVATIVE CENTRE, LEKKI, LAGOS STATE
PEM Offshore Limited is founded on highly technological and knowledgeable background of well meaning Nigerians with various experiences, trainings and certifications in the Oil & Gas/Marine Sector. From their offices in Port Harcourt and Lagos, they can provide services in Nigeria and other West African countries.
Their Maritime training institute prides itself as the one of the best maritime schools in Nigeria that offers courses in Basic Dynamic Position, Advanced Dynamic Position, Basic ASD Tractor Tug Operator’s Training, Advance ASD Tractor Tug Operator’s Training, Basic Ship Handling Training, Advanced Ship Handling Training, Maritime Resource Management and Master/Pilot Relationship Training in Nigeria and West Africa at large, with the aim to transfer knowledge, understanding, skill and attitude to their students utilizing top-class K-SIM Simulation Equipment from Kongsberg Maritime with K-POS DP Systems and the services of foreign and Nigerian professional (N.I approved) Instructors. Their academy has so far been certified by NIMASA, DNV-GL, ABS, and Nautical Institute (N.I). PEM Offshores is also a member of IMCA.
HUDSON TRIDENT TRAINING CENTRE, LEKKI PHASE 1, LAGOS, NIGERIA
Hudson Trident Training Centre is a state-of-the-art maritime training centre in Nigeria that provides mandatory and non-mandatory training programmes, which comply with both local and international standards and regulations. This maritime institute is accredited by NIMASA, DNV-GL, and The Nautical Institute (N.I). They offer the following courses:
- Ship Handling Course
- Crane Handling Course
- Tug Handling Course
- Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) Manoeuvring Course
- Dynamic Positioning Course, and
CONARINA SCHOOL OF MARITIME TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT STUDIES, ABRAKA DELTA STATE
Conarina School of Maritime Transport Technology is located in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria, in the peaceful Oria-Abraka Town by the emerald River Ethiope. The school is close to Abraka’s Delta State University (DELSU), and it is easy to locate from anywhere in the country. It is a globally recognized maritime transport training academy that is duly registered in Nigeria and has received approval from all relevant governments. The school, which is the brainchild of the Conarina Group USA, offers practical STCW training to students and on-the-ground marine operatives who want to update their knowledge and advance their ranks in the maritime business.
DAC MARITIME TRAINING INSTITUTE, AMUWO ODOFIN, LAGOS STATE
Diddan & Associates Consulting (DAC) Nigeria Limited is a fully licensed Nigerian corporation based in Lagos. Through consultancy research, training, and maritime support services, it was formed with the goal of providing the maritime industry with creative, value-added, high-quality, and cost-effective solutions. Given the global nature of the maritine business, the firm maintains offices in Warri, Port Harcourt, and London, as well as a global network of colleagues, to successfully service its clients.
OCEANDEEP MARITIME ACADEMY, APAPA, LAGOS STATE
Ocean Deep Maritime Academy was founded in August 2015, and their mission is to provide factual and relevant services to their clients in Nigeria and around the world, as well as to ensure that Nigerian seafarers are well-certified and ready to take up their rightful positions in the shipping industry. The Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has approved them as a maritime training company in order to improve workforce in the industry.
MARITIME CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE (MCOE) NLNG PLANT COMPLEX, BONNY ISLAND, RIVERS STATE
The MCOE is a one-stop maritime consulting and training outfit set up to provide marine and shipping technical services, maritime training, maritime project management and maritime consultancy for NSML, NLNG, and for the wider maritime industry. The MCOE is endowed with a maritime centre situated on Bonny Island. The centre has the following national and international accreditations:
- NIMASA accreditation as a Maritime Training Institute (MTI) and accreditation to conduct Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) courses
- Marshall Islands Flag Administration accreditation to conduct STCW and Seafarers’ training courses
- DNV-GL accredited Maritime Simulator Centre and Maritime Training Centre ISO 9001:2015 by DNV-GL
- ISO 9001:2015 by DNV-GL.
GLOBAL MARITIME ACADEMY, UGHELLI, DELTA STATE
Global Maritime Academy is an Institute of Maritime Studies/Management Technology providing training for anyone who wishes to enter the vibrant world of Shipping. Global Maritime Academy was established from the need for quality education and affordable student tuition in Management/Maritime Studies. Whether you are a Shipping Practitioner, Shipping Personnel, Maritime Administrator or Operator, and you need to refresh your knowledge in Business, Port Operations or Freight Forwarding, Maritime Law, Maritime Security/Safety or you may want to branch off into another area of shipping altogether, Global Maritime Academy is there to meet does needs. This maritime school is located in Agbowhiame, Ughelli South LGA, Delta State.
Other Accredited Maritime Schools in Nigeria include the following:
- LUBARI MARITIME ACADEMY, FESTAC TOWN, LAGOS STATE
- NIGERIAN PORT AUTHORITY TRAINING INSTITUTE, NPA TRAINING SCHOOL, APAPA DOCKYARD, APAPA LAGOS STATE
- KAYGRILL SERVICES LIMITED, ELEME LGA RIVERS STATE
- GENERIC COLLEGE LIMITED, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES, EFFURUN, WARRI, DELTA STATE
- MARITECH INDUSTRIAL AND MANAGEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY, EFFURUN, WARRI, DELTA STATE
- AVANT GUARD SOLUTIONS LIMITED, IKEJA, LAGOS STATE.