About IAMI

The International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI) is the network of colleges and universities which have worked together for over 100 years. Whilst originally a UK centric operation, IAMI have branched out worldwide over the last 10 years, and the members list can be seen below.
The main role of IAMI is to act as the conduit with the various UK maritime regulators, employers and education bodies; including the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the deep sea employer group via the Chamber of Shipping (at the Merchant Navy Training Board), the Maritime Skills Alliance, and at European Union based educational forums.
IAMI operate four separate sub-groups, including the Deck/Navigational Training, Engineering Training, Small Craft Training and from January 2019, Marine Hospitality Training. 

IAMI members are invited to attend any of the relevant Sub Groups to discuss the issues on current training and demand for new training and qualifications development.

In addition IAMI hold an annual conference and AGM in May each year which all IAMI members are welcome to attend.

IAMI membership is open to Colleges, Universities and Training Providers who offer maritime education and training programs to seafarers worldwide.

IAMI Board of Directors 2019:

Alan Wall | Chair | 2017-2019
Gary Hindmarch | Secretary
William Beckerleg | Treasurer
Colin McMurray | Clyde Marine
Dleep Fotedar | City of Glasgow College
Joey Meen | GUEST Administrator
John Wyborn | Bluewater Yachting
Kevin Lund | South Shields Marine School
Lars Lippuner | Warsash 
Tony Dumbell | Blackpool & Fylde
Bill Tate | UKSA
John Clarence | retired


The aim of the Association is to provide a platform for an exchange of views between colleges and a channel of communication between the colleges jointly and the various national bodies involved in the training and certification process. The Association is on the consultation list of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions, the UK regulatory body for marine matters, and its members are frequently in touch regarding both day to day practicalities and future developments.

We are represented on the Technical Committee of the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB), which is the body primarily responsible for the co-ordination of Merchant Navy training in the UK, and work closely together with the industy and the MCA though that mechanism and through various working parties and sub-committees to agree standards and develop provision. Additionally the Annual General Meeting is held in May each year and is combined with an Annual Conference at which colleges meet to discuss marine education and training issues with each other and with representatives of MNTB and MCA.

Without a doubt the major area of activity over recent years has been the development of new routes to Certification based on the occupational requirements of the industry and STCW 95. The Association and its members have worked together with MNTB, MCA and industry over many years to develop and maintain Occupational Standards and to devise schemes of training for entrants at a variety of levels to meet the needs of different sectors of the industry.


Revised competence based qualifications have been devised and accredited to guide and measure on board development. Higher Education Diplomas and Degree courses have been developed to deliver and accredit the required underpinning knowledge as well as appropriate mechanisms to enable those partially qualified within or outside of the industry to meet the necessary standards. The Association also participated in the formulation of the standard, published by MNTB on behalf of MCA, for statutory short courses to meet STCW 95 requirements.

Member Institutions

Member Colleges have a wealth of experience in marine education, well committed and well qualified staff and an excellent range of modern facilities for simulation and practical training. They pride themselves on maintaining the highest standards of teaching and of integrity, particularly in relation to assessment, and in responding to the needs of the marine industry at large, specific shipping companies and the individual mariner.

IAMI Sub Groups

Deck/Navigational Training
Secretary: Tony Dumbell
Small Craft Training
Secretary: Bill Tate
Engineering Training
Secretary: Kevin Lund
Maritime Hospitality Training
Chairperson: Georgie Mainey
Secretary | GUEST: Joey Meen

IAMI are members of the Merchant Navy Training Board Main Board, MNTB Technical Committee, and Maritime Skills Alliance.

Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) are invited to participate at Sub Group meetings.​​

IAMI Members ....... 

Agenzia Marittima De Felice 
Aqaba Maritime Education and Training
Barcelona Crew 
Bluewater Crew Training USA 
Bluewater Yachting 
Capsea Yachting 
City of Glasgow
Clyde Marine Training 
Crew Training Solutions 
CSmart Academy 
D and B Services 
Dar Es Salaam Maritime Institute 
Department of Maritime Studies & Survival
 East Coast College (formerly Lowestoft)
Fleetwood Nautical Campus Blackpool &
The Fylde College 
Glasgow Maritime Academy LLP 
Global Maritime Education & Training Association 
Hoylake Sailing School Ltd/JPMA 
Hull Trinity House Academy 
Impact Crew
KDW Training 
Kongsberg Digital
Liverpool John Moores University 
Magnums Bulters Academy 
Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology 
Maritime Professional Training 
Maritime Skills Academy 
Maritime Training Institute 
Metropolitan College 
Modal Training 
National Maritime College of Ireland 
New Zealand Maritime School 
North East Scotland College
North Kent College 
Ocean Training 
Professional Yachting Association
Professional Yachtmaster Training 
Red Ensign Ltd 
Scottish Maritime Academy 
Seagull A/S 
SeaRegs Training 
Shetland School of Nautical Studies 
Ship Safe Training Group Ltd 
Stream Marine Training 
The Bahamas Maritime Authority 
The Cocktail Guru
The Crew Academy 
The Institute of Marine Engineering,
Science & Technology 
The Marine Society 
The Nautical Institute 
The School of Marine Science & Engineering
(University of Plymouth) 
The University Of Trinidad And Tobago 
Trilogy Luxury Training 
Tyne Coast College 
Videotel Marine International 
VIP Service School 
Warsash Maritime Academy
Southampton Solent Univeristy 
Western Maritime Training 
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