International Maritime Academy in Gazipur Sadar, Gazipur
We introduce ourselves as a premier private Maritime Training Academy in Bangladesh, approved by the Director General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of Bangladesh and ISO 9001:2008 compliant by DNV-GL. We have been involved in training marine personnel from 2003 in various safety courses mandatory under the International Maritime Organization regulations at our sister company Bangladesh Maritime Training Institute. Chairman E.H Chowdhury started “International Maritime Academy”, in 2008 at Pubail Dhaka. The academy currently provides two-year training course for Nautical and Engineering branch of the merchant marine entry level as trainee officers or cadets. The training is fully residential and regimental in nature. Strict disciplinary codes are followed to ensure that our product is dedicated, obedient and submissive. The academy employs world-class professionals as instructors to provide the best education to the trainees.
The vision of International Maritime Academy is to be a world-class maritime training academy and to provide Bangladeshi and global seafaring community with world class education to face the challenges of professionalism in the emerging maritime sector. Mission of International Maritime Academy is to provide quality education that is second to none in the region for all ranks of seafarers. This is enshrined in its motto, “MARITIME LEADERS OF TOMORROW” and achieved through providing the best quality of instructors, facility and updated teaching material to develop skill and knowledge for the successful pursuit of existing and prospective seafaring career at sea.
The career in the Nautical Science department leads to becoming the Captain or Master of the vessel. The nautical department is responsible for the safe navigation and cargo operation of the merchant vessel. In addition they are in charge of communication and catering. Starting as a deck cadet, who is basically a trainee officer, the career path leads to becoming a 4th officer, 3rd Officer and 2nd Officer. The ranks mentioned above are those of operational level. On passing the Class-2 Deck examination, the officer qualifies to become a Chief Officer, who is the head of the Deck Department and is in charge of cargo operation as well as maintenance of the hull of the vessel. The final rank is that of the Captain/Master of the ship who is a prestigious rank of overall command of the vessel. This is the highest rank on board and is a very high profile job.
The career in the Maritime Science (Engineering) Department leads to the rank of ‘Chief Engineer’ of the vessel. The engine department is responsible for the technical department of the merchant vessel. A modern day ship is equipped with propulsion plants, power generating plants, cargo gears and many other service equipments along with their associated control systems. The engineers are responsible for safe operation of all machineries and their periodic maintenances.
Starting as an engine cadet, who is basically a trainee officer, the career path leads to fifth engineer, fourth engineer, third engineer, second engineer and finally to chief engineer. Last two ranks are considered to be management level jobs where as earlier ranks are operational level ranks.
The final rank of chief engineer is very challenging and considered by many as the most important rank on board a modern day ship.