The Academy has a magnificent purpose built civil infrastructure consisting of ingeniously designed buildings for administrative functions; instructions; training activities; accommodation facilities; simulators; engineering workshops; medical center, etc.
Academe - I & II
Parade Ground with Cadets' Block in background
In addition, there are playing grounds; swimming pool; auditorium; parade ground and a pier for waterborne training facilities. Well equipped science laboratories, a modern language laboratory, a well stocked library and a computer lab also exist to support training activities. Residential quarters for 30 officers and about 95 staff members are also available inside the campus. A fully equipped medical center provides basic medical cover to the trainees and the residents of the campus.
This impressive infrastructure houses a hub of modern maritime training resource intended to impart quality instructions to the Seafarers. Comprehensive and modern training facilities are provided including Navigational and Engineering simulators.
Experienced and dedicated faculty members, look after educational needs of the under trainees. The basic training is offered on full residential basis, while pre-Sea and post-Sea short courses are offered for day scholars.
The Academy is situated adjacent to seaside and is at a distance of 10 Kilometers from the main city, therefore, having clean & green environment. Recently around 5,000 Mangroves have been planted to further enhance the greenery in the campus.
The Academy has a faculty comprising of twenty permanently employed members supplemented by visiting instructors and guest scholars as necessary. The team of instructors at PMA includes experienced naval and merchant marine officers and scholars, who mostly hold post graduate qualifications in their respective fields from various universities besides vast practical experience at sea. These include a number of graduates from World Maritime University (Malmao) also. In addition the Academy also employs about 300 admin staff to support the training activities. This expertise enables PMA to offer a wide range of specialized courses to complement and meet the needs of the dynamic maritime industry.
The Academy has strong links with universities and training institutions within Pakistan and abroad. It is affiliated with the University of Karachi for award of B. Sc. (Pass) degree in Maritime Studies to its graduates.
PMA is very well equipped with the finest training facilities in the region. Which include Radar and ARPA Simulators, Ship Maneuvering Simulators containing full range of Electronic Navigational Aids, Gyro Compass Working models, Cargo Handling Working Models, Mini Planetarium, Tankers Course Laboratory, Mini Oil Recovery Skimmer, Seamanship Practical Training Room, Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS) Simulators, Electrical and Mechanical Workshop, Engine Plant Simulator, Electronic Laboratory, Computer Laboratory and Language Laboratory. This was achieved by cooperation of IMO and Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA).