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Academic Sector, Maritime Studies


Dean Marine Engineering, Regional Maritime University

Dr. John York Abaidoo commenced his career as a Chief Engineer, Atlantic Tuna Complex, Tema, Ghana. His years as Chief Engineer was characterized by an innovative, positive, and diversified marine engineering and management experience on Ocean-going vessels. His long association with engineering services comprising workshop, civil work, afloat vehicle, and other ancillary equipment maximized compliance knowledge of the International Maritime Safety and Pollution prevention regulations.


His passion for collaboration and directing research to practical academic benefits for industrial needs, started his leading role as Research Officer-Engineering Faculty, ODESSA Higher Marine Engineering School, USSR. As a researcher, Dr. York Abaidoo, was very instrumental in the development of the Strategic and Operational process for the successful outcomes of research activities. He was appointed Senior Lecturer and Dean of Faculty of Engineering after having served as H.O.D, Port and Shipping Department here at the Regional Maritime University.


  • Ph.D. Marine Engines, ODESSA, Higher Marine Engineering, USSR
  • M.Sc. Marine Engines, World Maritime University, Sweden
  • and Maritime Safety Administration (Engineering)


Developmental Project/ Contribution/Achievement (s):

Has played a vital role as a lecturer for twenty-six (26) years since 1992 after his ended appointment at Volta Lake, Accra, Ghana.


Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management Development within the Exclusive Economy Zone of the Republic of Ghana (Dissertation presented to W.M.U. 1996). …

Valuation of Allowance Working Limits of Diesel Plants in Ships Propulsion Complex ‘MORTEHINFORMREKLAMA’ No. 75% MF 1987.

Integrated Method of Evaluating Working Conditions of Ships Complex TEPLOEXLERGETIKA & HLADATEHNIDA: NIKOLAEV, 1987.

Relative Index Quality Valuation of Technical Exploration of Ship’s Power Plant Installation ‘MORTHINFORMRELAMA’ No 700MF 1987.

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