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The Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (SLMA) is thrilled to announce a significant milestone in the realm of maritime education and training.

SLMA has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Regional Maritime University in Accra, Ghana, to bring the mandatory Standards of Training, Certification, and Watch keeping (STCW) courses to Sierra Leone.

In a ground-breaking move, SLMA is now offering aspiring seafarers and maritime professionals the opportunity to complete their STCW training and revalidation locally in Sierra Leone. This initiative eliminates the need for individuals to travel to Ghana, making these essential courses more accessible and convenient.

The commencement of STCW training in Sierra Leone marks a significant leap forward in the country's maritime industry. It signifies SLMA's commitment to enhancing the skills and competencies of seafarers, ensuring their compliance with international standards, and promoting maritime safety and security.

All individuals interested in pursuing or renewing their STCW certification are encouraged to register with the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration. The process is streamlined, cost-effective, and accessible to all.

Mr. Paul Sobba Massaquoi, Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Maritime Administration, stated, "We are delighted to partner with the Regional Maritime University to bring STCW training to Sierra Leone.

This is a momentous occasion for our maritime community, as it eliminates the logistical challenges of traveling abroad for training. Our goal is to empower seafarers and maritime professionals with the knowledge and skills they need to excel in their careers while contributing to a safer and more efficient maritime industry."

The launch of STCW training in Sierra Leone not only enhances career prospects for seafarers but also contributes to the growth and development of the country's maritime sector. SLMA encourages all interested candidates to seize this opportunity to advance their maritime careers without the inconvenience of international travel.


For registration and further information, please contact:
The PR Department
Sierra Leone Maritime Administration

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