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STARS MARITIME ACADEMY (A Merchant Navy Institute) Approved by Federal Ministry of Education and National Board Technical Education. Admission by direct entry or Through JAMB.
Stars Maritime Academy (SMA) offers a wide range of courses tailored to meet the needs of the maritime industry. Our short courses in Shipping PracticeRead more
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SMA is approved by National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to award National Diploma (ND) and by Federal Ministry of Education , to award Certificates.
Shipping is one of the most heavily regulated industries. It was among the first international industry to adopt widely implemented international safety standards. The purpose of this regulation it to prevent some stakeholders from cutting corners to the detriment of others.
For example, before the Act of Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1924, came into force, many shipowners, added some exemption clauses in the contract of carriage of goods by sea between them and cargo owners, to the detriment of cargo owners.
So when goods are damaged by the carelessness of the shipowners, cargo owners cannot claim. With the international Act of Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1924, ship and cargo owners rights and responsibilities were well spelt out in the Act. This put the shipowners in check.Regulations concerning shipping are developed at the international level. Because shipping is inherently international, it is vital that shipping is subject to uniform regulations on matters such as ship construction standards, ship navigational rules and standards of crew competence, etc.
Maritime is a term used to refer to that which is connected with the sea, especially in relation to seaborne trade or naval matters. For example:
Maritime business has to do with business connected with water or the sea, e.g. seafaring, seagoing, or ocean-going, shipping, ect.Read More
Maritime Industry includes all enterprises engaged in the business of designing, constructing, manufacturing, acquiring, operating, supplying, repairing and/or maintaining vessels, or component parts thereof: of managing and/or operating shipping lines, stevedoring and customs brokerage services, shipyards, dry docks, marine railways, marine repair shops, shipping and freight forwarding services and similar enterprises.Read More
Maritime Studies is an interdisciplinary academic field that embraces the liberal arts as the foundation for exploring humankind's critical and continually evolving connections with the world's waterways and watersheds. Maritime Studies highlights the social and cultural side of the human/water relationship, but recognizes and explores the links between human activities and the composition and the condition of the coastal and marine environments. Some of the institutions like universities, providing maritime studies combine a broad grounding in technical and scientific coursework with the study of courses in arts and humanities.
While Maritime Academies who run nautical or navigational courses prepare cadets for careers in the Merchant Marine or Navy, others who run maritime educational course, like shipping management, ports operations, etc, prepare candidates, for the shipping industry and other maritime services. Maritime studies programs prepare students for a variety of careers in the maritime industrial and service sectors. They are a lot of maritime academies that offer nautical and maritime management courses all over the world including Nigeria. One of such schools, is the Stars Maritime Academy, Nigeria. Make sure you choice the right academy for your career.Read More
Maritime transport is the means of carrying or affreightment of goods and persons by water, whether inland waterways or seas and oceans. It can be domestic trade which is done in the inland and coastal waters supported with boats, ferries, coastal vessels of less than 500 gross tonnage or ocean transport with big vessels of over 500 gross tonnage in size, the types which support international trade. Maritime transport is the backbone of international trade and a key engine driving globalization. Around 90 per cent of global trade by volume and over 80 per cent by value is carried by sea and is handled by ports worldwide.Read More
Maritime training are programmes, courses, certificates and requirements for seafarers and people interested in working or developing a career at sea.There is a variety of positions aboard cruise ships, merchant vessels and offshore oil rigs, such as Thr Master, The Mate, Chief Engineer, A/B Seaman, Motorman, Driller, Pumpman, Derrickman, Radio Operator, Ballast Controlman, Ratings, etc.
Some entry-level positions don't require any previous training or experience, like the Ratings. While other positions are very particular and demanding and required a specific training and certification approved by a maritime regulatory body like the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in Nigeria.
There are different maritime academies that offer courses and certificates for people who want to apply for a seafaring job, or ambitious personnel who aspire to be more qualified so as to be promoted to better paid and more interesting positions onboard vessels. The length of time of these courses varies from some days to a few weeks or months. The length of time of these courses varies from some days to a few weeks or months, and is being regulated by the International Maritime Organization.Read More