International Maritime Academy was established in November 2008 has its own permanent campus in a 9 acre land. The training provided by the academy complies with the requirement of International Maritime Organization, the maritime regulatory and specialized organization of the United Nations. The objective of the academy at present is to provide quality training to Bangladeshi seafarers to meet the requirement of the new amended international maritime convention to which Bangladesh is a party.

The academy became the first private maritime academy in Bangladesh to install officially licensed training simulators for Radar, ARPA, Ship Handling, Engine Room Simulator, GMDSS operation, Liquid cargo handling and Engine room operation in December 2002 in its post sea-wing, known as Bangladesh Maritime Training Institute (BMTI). Accommodation facilities have been added in the Pubail campus and today it has accommodation for over 250 students with meal facilities and accommodation.

Currently, along with its sister organization, BMTI, the academy and the institute offers all courses required to serve on most ships. The academy has been audited regularly by the Ministry, Department of Shipping and Germanischer Lloyd and no detrimental remarks or non-conformity has ever been raised against it. The academy being owned by the principal maritime manning agency in the country also provides employment to officers who successfully complete their courses at this academy. IMA is the only private academy which has received “A” grading by the Department of Shipping.

This academy is run by highly qualified instructors/professionals with long sea service experience and training skills. Some of the lecturers have higher professional degree from World Maritime University, Sweden. The academy has adequate resources and materials to run a Deck and Engine Cadet Training program. Increased numbers of foreign flag ship owners have shown interest in our academy and they are ready to offer employment through the owning company after completion of their course in this academy.The training will be conducted as per the syllabus approved by the Department of Shipping. On completion of two years training at the academy, the trainees will join as cadets on foreign going vessels managed by M/S Haque and Sons. Ltd. in reputed shipping companies based in Norway, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Greece.

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