About IMA

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), 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. Read more


"We pride ourselves
in our Phoenician legacy"

The ‘Phoenicians’ sailed far beyond the Mediterranean’s safe limits; from the ‘Pillars’ of ‘Hercules’ to the Atlantic ocean, driven by their desire for trade. They were credited with many important nautical inventions and firmly established a reputation as the greatest mariners in the ancient world.
Using its ‘Phoenician Heritage’, the International Maritime Academy wishes to bring back the sailing culture to its shores, and to reinitiate the love for the open seas and its unlimited opportunities..

The International Maritime Academy works in partnership with ‘ISSA’, the International Sailing Schools Association. The ‘ISSA’ aims to provide opportunities worldwide for people who dream of learning how to sail, or to start a sailing career. Accredited by ‘ISSA’, the International Maritime Academy offers its graduates international opportunities and makes them eligible to work anywhere in the world within the Maritime industry.

News & Media

  • وقعت الجامعة البحرية العالمية (WMU)، التي أنشئت في إطار المنظمة البحرية الدولية (IMO)، والأكاديمية البحرية الدولية (IMA) في لبنان على مذكرة تفاهم بشأن مصالحها المشتركة في التعليم البحري والتدريب والسلامة البحرية والأمن والبيئة البحرية.
    وأشارت الدكتورة كليوباترا دومبيا هنري، رئيسة الجامعة البحرية العالمية الى أنّ: "هذه أول مذكرة تفاهم مع مؤسسة أكاديمية بحرية في لبنان، آملين أن نتمكن من دعم تطوير التعليم والتدريب البحري ،وكذلك بناء القدرات والشراكة في البلد لدعم أهداف الأمم المتحدة للتنمية المستدامة وخاصة الأهداف 4 و 17، التي تعد أساسية لتحقيق أهداف التنمية المستدامة للأمم المتحدة".
    كما صرح السيد بيير عقل، رئيس الأكاديمية البحرية الدولية (IMA) في لبنان، قائلاً: "إننا نشعر بالفخر الشديد لتلقي دعم الجامعة البحرية العالمية (WMU) ودعم الدكتورة كليوباترا دومبيا هنري. جميعنا في IMA، نعتبر هذا التعاون نقطة محورية في تاريخ أكاديميتنا، ومستقبل البحرية في لبنان بشكل عام".
    وتشمل مجالات الاتفاق داخل مذكرة التفاهم مراجعة من قبل WMU لمناهج IMA، ومشاركة أعضاء هيئة التدريس IMA في برامج WMU، وإمكانية تقديم WMU دورات التطوير المهني في IMA وإمكانيات التعاون في المجالات ذات الاهتمام المشترك.
  • The World Maritime University (WMU), established within the framework of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the International Maritime Academy (IMA) of Lebanon have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding their mutual interests in marine and maritime education and training, maritime safety, security and marine environmental management.   Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, WMU President, referred to the signing of the MoU stating: “This is the first MOU with a maritime academic institution in Lebanon. It is hoped that we can support the development of maritime education and training as well as capacity building and partnership in the country in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and in particular Goals 4 and 17, which are fundamental to achieving the UN SDGs.”   Mr. Pierre Akl, President and Chairman of IMA stated, “We are deeply honored and overwhelmed to receive the support of World Maritime University (WMU), and the honorable Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry. All of us at IMA, consider this cooperation as a pivotal point in the history of our Academy, and the future of Maritime in Lebanon overall.”   Areas of agreement within the MoU include review by WMU of IMA’s curricula, participation of IMA faculty in WMU degree programmes, the possibility of WMU offering professional development courses at IMA and possibilities for collaboration in areas of common interest. "
  • Overview of the International Maritime Academy."

Contact Us

Head Quarter:
Portemilio Kaslik.
Jounieh – Lebanon

Lat 33° 98’ 02’’ N // Long 35° 61’ 41” E
+961 (9) 635 356
+961 (81) 273 239

[email protected]

Working Hours
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am till 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am till 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed
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We are always looking for skilled and professional people to join our team, if you think you have the qualities and capabilities to be part of the International Maritime Academy family, please send your CV to us on [email protected].