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About Us

A brief history

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, he was a master mariner with over thirty years’ experience in the maritime industry, he grew from being a steward , quartermaster, river master, mate and finally master, his years of experience has earned him several positions during his years as a mariner and includes the title of a port captain, HSE Superintended and a marine consultant.

During this period as part of his responsibility, he conducted in house training for both shore base personnel and offshore crews. And due to his passion to transfer knowledge and to improve human capacity and competence in the Maritime Industry, couple with the increased numbers of seafarers constantly coming to seek more knowledge from him. He then started an house training for seafarers in his 2 bedroom apartment, situated at 105 Okere Ugborikoko Road, Okumagba Avenue, Warri-Delta State, which later gave birth to Joemarine Institute in 1997. Joemarine commenced business in the year 1997, with few approved courses by the Agency (NIMASA) meeting the needs of seafarer

As a result of the excellent performance of his trainees, who are undergoing internship in different companies, started requesting for personnel trained by him which now made him establish joemarine Nautical Company in 1998.


Industry Certificate

Joemarine is certified by various Standard bodies which shows that we are meeting our customers needs and requirements

The institute also conducts other short course 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 our 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).

Quality Policy

It is the policy of Joemarine to Training of relevant safety courses/ STCW (manila convention 2010) Mandatory Courses  at all times to meet the requirements of NIS ISO 9001:2008 and all relevant legal requirements / agreed clients requirements at a cost effective manner. 

It is recognized by Joemarine that a strong total Quality Management Programme will impact favorably on all aspects of the Institute activities therefore: Joemarine has determined, developed and maintained a Quality Management System that conforms to the requirements of NIS ISO 9001:2008. 

Joemarine Top Management has the basic responsibility over the Quality Management System and is committed to continually improve its effectiveness.

This Quality Policy is communicated, understood and implemented throughout the company and is periodically reviewed for continuous suitability.


  • To admit and train technical manpower for the maritime industry.
  • To train competent manpower such as marine ratings and officers, marine engineers, master mariners, chief engineers and other personnel required to be on board a marine vessel/craft.