About the International Maritime Academy

The International Maritime Academy of Lebanon is the first academy in the MENA region to be fully accredited by the International Sailing Schools Association (ISSA) and the American Sailing Association (ASA), offering high leveled seamanship courses and professional training, while supported with cutting edge simulator technology. Our accreditation from the Lebanese Ministry of Public Works and Transport gives us huge momentum as training leaders in the maritime industry.

The Academy maintains all the required professional approvals, accreditations and standards, including:

  • The Lebanese Ministry of Public Works and Transport in accordance to decree number 67/2018
  • Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers – (STCW)
  • ISO 9001; 2015 – Maritime Standard Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers by Bureau Veritas
  • International Sailing Schools Association – ‘ISSA’ – (UK)
  • American Sailing Association – ‘ASA’

Conveniently located in Jounieh, Lebanon, the International Maritime Academy creates opportunities for everyone with a thirst for adventure in the open seas, or with a desire for a career change on a local or an international level.

We provide high-quality professional education and training for the superyacht industry to meet the growing demand for Crew, Officers and Captains. Our specialized training programs for Captains, Deck officers, Stewards and Cooks allow students to gain valuable knowledge and earn remarkable skills to progress quickly in their careers.


Our mission is to create s safe environment at the sea, enlarge the career spectrum, encourage professional tourism and introduce the sailing culture


Our vision is to be the center of excellence in the maritime education; to prepare new generations that meet the maritime requirement for the oil and gas sea exploration estimated to be ready by year 2020