In 1987, following the ratification of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), a Maritime Training Centre was established under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport. The objective of the Centre was to provide education and training to Maldivian seafarers in order to meet the international standards set out in the STCW convention. In 1995, the Maritime Training Centre was moved to its present infrastructure at Villimale’, which solved the space constraints for training.
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Life at Centre for Maritime Studies
The establishment of a Maritime Training Centre in the Maldives was made possible in 1987 through the ratification of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). This Centre, overseen by the Ministry of Transport, had the important task of educating and training Maldivian seafarers to meet the rigorous international standards set by the STCW convention. In 1995, recognizing the need for more space, the Maritime Training Centre relocated to its current location in Villimale'. The Centre underwent further transformations in 1999 with the establishment of the Maldives College of Higher Education (MCHE), leading to its renaming as the Centre for Maritime Studies. In 2011, significant changes occurred when the MCHE transitioned into a university. As a result, the Centre for Maritime Studies was elevated to an institute within The Maldives National University. Today, the Centre for Maritime Studies offers accredited courses aligned with the STCW convention, sanctioned by the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation. It remains dedicated to ensuring that Maldivian seafarers receive training that meets international standards.
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