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The objectives of the University are as follows:

  1. To develop a comprehensive and liberal programme of maritime education and training to match modern technological innovations associated with shipboard operations and the fishing industry;


  1. To prepare sea-going officers to assume higher responsibilities on merchant ships and fishing vessels;


  1. To provide adequate training facilities with a view to promoting the administrative, managerial, operational and technical skills of shore-based shipping and ports personnel;


  1. To promote maritime co-operation and full participation among Member States;


To perform any other functions which are incidental to the objects of the University.