Programs & Courses
What is Merchant Navy?
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Pakistan Marine Academy (PMA) is the only institution in the public sector in Pakistan for training of seafarers. It is also the regional branch of World Maritime University Malmo, Sweden. PMA has meritorious standing among the galaxy of the worlds elite institutions for training of Merchant Navy Officers.
REASONS TO GO TO SEA
- Early Responsibility
- Good Long Term Prospects
- Doing Something Useful
- Opportunity to Travel (Anywhere)
- Career Flexibility and Security
- Long Holidays
- Something Different To Traditional Desk Work In Office
- Good Wage
TWO DOCUMENTS TO GO TO SEA
SSB (Seaman Service Book) is a pass to step into ship, subsequent seafaring and Visiting around the ports of countries of the world. This is issued from a government shipping office under the merchant shipping rules. Information related to sea-service, performance and medical fitness are continually recorded in a SSB.
Competency indicates the ability to apply acquired theoretical knowledge into practical workplace. As such Mariners are issued with CoC (Certificate of Competency) with grades according to the knowledge, examination, sea-expertise and levels.