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The Naval Maritime Academy, Mumbai (NAMAC) set up in Nov 1998 is a leading maritime training institute conducting basic and advanced STCW modular courses approved by the Director General (DG) of Shipping, Government of India. NAMAC is a pioneer in conducting offshore safety courses adhering to publicly available international quality standards in meeting the requirements of the Offshore industry.

NAMAC is located within the premises of a naval base, INS Kunjali, on the sea front at Colaba point, the southernmost tip of Mumbai. Away from the hustle and bustle of a metropolis, NAMAC provides an enviable nautical environment conducive for maritime training. RC Church and Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 3 provide well known landmarks to reach the Academy which is well connected by BEST buses and taxi service from both CST and Churchgate stations.

NAMAC conforms to the requirement of ISO 9001 : 2008 as assessed by ABS Quality Evaluation. NAMAC was conferred with Samudra Manthan Award 2011 for being the best Offshore Training Institute in India.

Courses at NAMAC can be booked only by citizens of India & Nepal.


NAMAC aims to maintain itself as a training institute of nautical excellence that provides the best possible professional training to seafarers and offshore personnel to ensure efficient and safe ship and offshore operations.

To achieve this aim, NAMAC

  • Reaches out to all sea farers to create awareness of quality training that can be provided consonant with the latest regulations and safety standards.
  • Continually upgrades and remodels its infrastructure, innovates and optimally utilises its resources to enhance efficiency and provide quality training.
  • Interacts with various professional and Government agencies on issues related to training and provides expertise as required.


Executive Board

The Executive Board comprises of 8 Trustees under the aegis of the Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command. Headed by the Chief of Staff of the Western Naval Command – a Vice Admiral, the Board meets as required to decide on policy issues that enhance training.

Management Board

  • Director. Generally a senior retired Naval Officer appointed by the Executive Board
  • Deputy Director. A serving Naval Officer appointed by Naval Headquarters
  • Deputy Director (Administration) A serving Naval Officer appointed by Naval Headquarters
  • Accounts In-Charge

Faculty

The faculty is drawn from qualified seafarers of both the Merchant and Indian Navy. The permanent and visiting lecturers include Extra Masters, Master Mariners, Chief Engineers, QHSE experts from the offshore industry, Doctors, Educational specialists and Indian Naval Officers with expertise on specialised subjects viz marine commandos, helicopter pilots etc. The instructors are senior retired Naval Sailors who have vast experience in seamanship and fire fighting.


Feedback on various aspects of training & administrative support is obtained from candidates who undergo courses at NAMAC. This feedback is obtained just prior to course completion.

The Naval Maritime Academy welcomes further feedback from companies who sponsor candidates for courses at NAMAC.

News


PANAMA CERTIFICATION FOR INDIAN NAVAL PERSONNEL

 

  1. This is an amplification of IHQ MoD (N) letter no DX/703/PANAMA dated 04 Sep 2012 on Panama Certification for IN Personnel.

  2. Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) has offered Merchant Navy certification to serving and retired Indian Navy Officers and Sailors. The details are given in the succeeding paragraphs.

  3. Eligibility. The following eligibility conditions are applicable for Indian Naval Personnel: -

 

a. Indian Naval Officers.

  1. Serving or retired (both COS and non-COS holders)

  2. Executive or Engineering branch

  3. Executive officers should have prescribed Bridge Watch Keeping Sea Experience

  4. Engineering officers should have prescribed Control Room duties as Sea experience

  5. Officers should hold Certificate of Service and Sea Service Certificate issued by IHQ MoD (N)

  6. Should hold a valid Passport. 

b. Indian Naval Sailors.

  1. Serving and retired Indian Naval engineering sailors

  2. Should hold BWKC / ICE competency / GTE competency certificate and have the prescribed engine dept / control room duties at sea

  3. Should hold Indian Naval Service and Release Certificate (INSARC) & Sea Service Extract issued by CABS

  4. Should hold a valid passport.

 

Note: - IHQ MoD (N) and CABS are in the process of issuing a Sea Service Certificate that will meet the requirements of sea experience and total naval service for officers and sailors respectively. Once this is promulgated, the eligibility conditions and certificates required to be attached with the application, will be amended.

c. The details of certification being offered by the PMA are given in the table below: -

 

DECK DEPARTMENT

Naval Sea Time

Officers with Less than 20 years commissioned service

Officers with More than 20 years commissioned service

Officers with certificate Homologous *

Sailors with More than 10 years service

Assessed Sea time

12 – 18 months of Bridge Watch keeping duties

18 – 24 months of Bridge Watch Keeping duties

6 – 12 months of Bridge Watch Keeping duties

 

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Mandatory STCW Modular Courses

PST, FPFF, PSSR,

MMC, AFF, PSCRB, ROSC, ARPA, SSOC, ECDIS, GMDSS

PST, FPFF, PSSR,

MMC, AFF, PSCRB, ROSC, ARPA, RANSCO, SSOC, ECDIS, GMDSS

PST, FPFF, PSSR,

MMC, AFF, SMS, PSCRB, ROSC, ARPA, RANSCO, SSOC, ECDIS, GMDSS,

 

 

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Certification offered

2nd Mate Ocean Going without Limitation

Chief Mate Ocean Going without Limitation

Homologous Certification as per STCW 2010

 

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ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

Naval Sea Time

Officers with Less than 20 years commissioned service

Officers with More than 20 years commissioned service

Officers with certificate Homologous *

Sailors with More than 10 years service

Assessed Sea time

12 – 18 months of Engine Dept / Control Room Duties

18 – 24 months of Engine Dept / Control Room Duties

6 – 12 months of Engine Dept / Control Room Duties

12 – 18 months Engine Dept / Control Room Duties

Mandatory STCW Modular Courses

PST, FPFF, PSSR,

MFA, PSCRB & AFF

PST, FPFF, PSSR,

MFA, PSCRB & AFF

PST, FPFF, PSSR,

MFA, PSCRB & AFF

PST, FPFF, PSSR,

MFA, PSCRB & AFF

Certification offered

2nd Engineer Operational Level without limitation

1st Engineer Operational Level without limitation

Homologous Certification* as per STCW 2010

3rd Engineer Operational Level without limitation


* Homologous– Equivalent. Eg. COS Master (FG) will be considered for COC Master (FG).

  1. Procedure.

Application Form. Candidates desiring Certificate of Competency from Panama Maritime Authority are to complete an application form. .

To obtain the application form, go to downloads on this web site and select ‘PANAMA COC Application Form’.

The following are to be attached to the completed application form: -

  1. Copy of documents as listed in Para 3 of the application form.

  2. Photocopy of the passport.

  3. DD for the fees in favour of Consulate General of Panama payable at Mumbai.

b. The completed application form with attachments is to be forwarded to the office of the Consulate General of Panama, Mumbai by any one of the following methods: -

i. By email. Email the application form, complete in all respects, together with scanned attachments at Para 4(a)(i) & (ii) and scanned copy of the DD to pconsulate@gmail.com. DD in original is to be couriered or handed over to the consulate office in Mumbai to / at the following address: -

Consulate General of Panama

Flat No 7, Ist Floor, Churchill Chambers

32, Mereweather Road, BK Boman Beheram Marg

Colaba, Mumbai 400001

Tel : +91 22 2287 1391/ 2287 1393

Fax: +91 22 2287 1390

ii. By Courier. Application form, complete in all respects, together with attachments at Para 4(a)(i) & (ii), and the DD in original, are to be couriered to the address given above in Para 4 (b) (i).

iii. By Hand. Application form, complete in all respects, together with attachments at Para 4(a)(i) & (ii), and the DD in original, are to be submitted by hand to the Consulate at the address given above at Para 4 (b) (i).

 

  1. Processing for Certification. On receipt of the documents by the Consulate, the same will be forwarded to Panama Maritime Authority. PMA will verify the certificates with NAMAC / certificate issuing institute and IHQ MoD (N)/ DESA for genuineness of the certificate. On verification, assessment will be carried out for the issue of the certificate.

  2. Provisional Certificate. Once approved by PMA, the availability of the Provisional Certificate (Blue Chit) will be intimated to the candidate by email for collection of the same from the Consulate General of Panama at the address given earlier. However, if the candidate desires that the Blue Chit be couriered, this should be indicated in his application form in the column provided. It may be prudent to collect the certificate from the Consulate General of Panama to obviate any loss or delay in transit.

  3. Final Documentation. The final documentation is likely to arrive at the consulate 4 – 8 weeks from the day of submission of all documents. The candidate will be informed by email for collection of the same from the Consulate General of Panama at the address given earlier. However, if the candidate desires that the final documents be couriered, this should be indicated in his application form in the column provided. It may be prudent to collect the certificate from the Consulate General of Panama to obviate any loss or delay in transit.


 

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Verification of Certificates on this website can  be done for certificates issued by the Naval Maritime Academy after 08 Nov 2013. For certificates issued by Naval Maritime Academy prior to 08 Nov 2013, please email a scan of the certificate to be verified to verification@namacindia.com

Passenger Ship Familiarisation (Crowd Management) conforming to STCW 2010 requirements is being conducted at the Naval Maritime Academy with immediate effect. The certificate issued on successful completion of the course  will be in accordance with the STCW Convention and Code, as amended in 2010.  DG Shipping Training Ciircular No 05 of 2016 dated 12 Aug 2016 refers.