Naval and Maritime Academy

MMTS Successfully completes STCW basic safety and maritime English (support level) courses no. 01 & 02 – 2023

Certificate awarding ceremony of STCW Basic Safety Course and Maritime English (Support Level) courses 01 & 02-2023 was held at the Mini Auditorium, Naval and Maritime Academy on 02 Feb 23 to mark the termination of the courses. The ceremony was honoured by the Commandant Naval & Maritime Academy, as the Chief Guest. This was the first event Commandant graced as the chief guest after being promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral.

STCW Basic Safety and Maritime English (Support Level) courses 01 & 02-2023 were commenced with the participation of 17 officers and 20 sailor under trainees on 02 Jan 23 and all trainees were awarded with the certificates on successful completion of the courses.

The objective of this course is to provide theoretical and practical knowledge as well as the training required to obtain the Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC). The course enhances the competencies of the participants to carry out the duties onboard merchant ships in a very successful and effective manner. The courses are conducted in accordance with the directives of the Director General of Merchant Shipping and the International Maritime Organization’s Constitution.

All instructors of the Merchant Marine Training School and lecturers under the inventive supervision of the Commandant, Naval & Maritime Academy, sought to transform the quality training for the course participants with the vision of producing suitable, skilled seafarers for the field of merchant shipping.

This course will steer the future aspirations of officers and sailors who wish to retire from the Sri Lanka Navy near future after serving minimum period of 20 years, 22 years or 12 years respectively and turning their careers into a new dimension.


Naval & Maritime Academy is committed to mould naval personnel to become professionals in their fields to perform duties to the entire satisfaction of the desired standards of a recognized naval force, with the commitment to comply with requirements and continual improvement of the effectiveness of process of the quality management system.