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Joemarine Institute Of Nautical Studies

About Us

We specifically operate in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the maritime industry.


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.

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).

Mission Statement

To train, educate, develop effective and competent manpower for the Maritime/Oil and Gas industry.

Vision Statement

To take the lead in excellent service delivery in Nigeria.

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