This article is a comprehensive compilation of the full list of all accredited maritime schools in Nigeria this 2021. 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 2021
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 2021:
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.
Other Accredited Maritime Schools in Nigeria include the following:
- PEM OFFSHORE SIMULATION AND INNOVATIVE CENTRE, LEKKI, LAGOS STATE
- HUDSON TRIDENT TRAINING CENTRE, LEKKI PHASE 1, LAGOS, NIGERIA
- CONARINA SCHOOL OF MARITIME TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT STUDIES, ABRAKA DELTA STATE
- KAYGRILL SERVICES LIMITED, ELEME LGA RIVERS STATE
- DAC MARITIME TRAINING INSTITUTE, AMUWO ODOFIN, LAGOS STATE
- GENERIC COLLEGE LIMITED, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES, EFFURUN, WARRI, DELTA STATE
- MARITECH INDUSTRIAL AND MANAGEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY, EFFURUN, WARRI, DELTA STATE
- OCEANDEEP MARITIME ACADEMY, APAPA, LAGOS STATE
- AVANT GUARD SOLUTIONS LIMITED, IKEJA, LAGOS STATE
- MARITIME CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE (MCOE) NLNG PLANT COMPLEX, BONNY ISLAND, RIVERS STATE
- GLOBAL MARITIME ACADEMY, UGHELLI, DELTA STATE
- NIGERIAN PORT AUTHORITY TRAINING INSTITUTE, NPA TRAINING SCHOOL, APAPA DOCKYARD, APAPA LAGOS STATE
- LUBARI MARITIME ACADEMY, FESTAC TOWN, LAGOS STATE.