The Maritime Academy was established to provide the merchant Navy, the maritime industry and allied industries, qualitative education and training that accords with up-to-date technology, meets national and international standards and satisfies end-user expectations. Also giving outstanding teaching and research Academy, educating and training cadets for Sea life and technology behind this levels.
The Maritime Academy of Nigeria, formerly known and addressed as the Nautical College of Nigeria, was established in 1979 by the Federal Executive Conclusion No.EC.(77) 172. It was designed as an integrated institution for the education and training of shipboard officers and ratings shore-based management personnel. They graduated its first batch of Cadets in 1983.
In 1988, the status of the college was raised by the promulgation Decree No. 16 of 1988 with a statutory mandate to train all levels and categories of personnel required for the effective and efficient operation of all facets of the Nigerian maritime industry.