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The Location

The Maritime Academy is located at 4, College Road, Oron. The Academy is situated on one hundred hectares vast stretch of land with a waterfront in Oron, Akwa Ibom State on Latitude 4.47'N and Longitude 8.15'E. It is close to the Cross River approaches of the Port of Calabar in Cross River State and about 200 Kilometres from Port Harcourt, Rivers State.


Vision Statement

To be internationally recognized as a center of excellence in maritime education and training.


The Academy

The Maritime Academy of Nigeria, formerly known and addressed as the Nautical College of Nigeria, was established in 1979 by the Federal Executive Conclusion Decree No. 16 of 1988 (Now Cap M3 LFN Laws of the Federation of Nigeria). It was designed as an integrated institution for the education and training of shipboard officers and ratings; and shore-based management personnel. The Academy graduated its first batch of Cadets in 1983.

In 1988, the status of the college was raised by the promulgation Decree No. 16 of 1988 with a statutory mandate to train all levels and categories of personnel required for the effective and efficient operation of all facets of the Nigerian maritime industry.

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Mission Statement

To provide the merchant Navy, the maritime industry and allied industries, qualitative education and training that accords with up-to-date technology, meets national and international standards and satisfies end-user expectations