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Joemarine Institute Of Nautical Studies


In accordance with the Regulation/Section A-II/4 of the Standard of Training Certification and Watchkeeping  (STCW Convention) for seafarers as amended which established the mandatory minimum requirement for certification ratings as able seafarers forming part of a navigational watch at the support level on board a ship/vessel.

What will I gain from this qualification?
Upon satisfactory completion, trainees or graduates will be able to demonstrate the standard of competence required to undertake at the support level the duty of a navigation watch of the ship of less than 500gross tonnage, they will be able to carry out cargo handling and storage functions at the support level of ships not less than 500gross tonnage and also the competence required to stare a ship/small marine craft in near-coastal voyage area. 

First Semester: The first semester is an introductory class of three months.
Second Semester: consist of a semester of two months and an observation period of one month

Course Delivery
Using a combination of experienced lecturers/instructors, classroom syndicate exercises interactive activities and practical demonstration.

Entry Qualification?
Candidates must have at least five (5) credit passes, not be less than 18years of age; possess a valid seafarer’s medical fitness certificate.

What kind of people takes the Certification in Quatermasters (QM) Course?

Persons/people who work or intends to work in the maritime and/or oil & gas sector or industries especially those who are employed to work onboard a marine vessel/ship. Ratings in charge of a navigational watch and also those designated with the duty of a navigation watch of ships of 500gross tonnage or more

Career Development

The course will provide specialist knowledge and opportunity for those seeking to become an able seafarer deck and upon satisfactory completion of 18 months sea term/seagoing service upon which he can apply for the Associate certificate program in Nautical Studies/Science 

What does the course cover?

The course covers Basic Environmental Protection, Watch-Keeping, Use of the compass, Deck Machinery, Nautical Knowledge, Ship Handling and Seamanship.
The course covers freshes with no sea term experience but intends to develop their career within the maritime sector. It covers Basic Science, Marine Safety, Seamanship, Marine Pollution, Mathematics, Engine Operation & Maintenance, Introduction to Naval Architecture and use of English