Seafarers Qualification Training and Certification
The services include certification of Seafarers at all levels of competency (officers & ratings both deck & engine) necessary to man vessels and craft of all sizes in the Nigerian maritime industry in line with the mandatory requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978 as amended (STCW) and the national regulations.
This is achieved through supervision; monitoring; and accreditation of Maritime training institutions (MTIs) offering STCW programmes and other courses relating to seafaring activities. The essence of the supervision is to ensure quality of the training in accordance with the requirements of the relevant Conventions. For enhanced maritime safety and the protection of the marine environment prescribed standards are set in line with the requirements of STCW Code:
- Examination and Certification of Seafarers.
- Evaluation and accreditation of Maritime Training Institutions.
- Mercantile Marine Superintendence and general welfare.