Tamil Nadu was the pioneering State in sea-borne trade for several centuries and even today Tamil Nadu can boast of three major ports at Chennai, Ennore and Thoothukudi besides various minor ports like Cuddalore, Nagapattinam etc., Consistent with the latest policy of the Central Government to promote the Maritime Training Activities in India to the International Standards, The Government of Tamil Nadu issued an order directing Managing Director of Poompuhar Shipping Corporation Ltd., to establish an institution of excellence for imparting training to aspiring young men who desire to take up a career at sea. Accordingly, the Academy was registered under Societies Registration Act 1975, on 8.6.98 as Tamilnadu Martime Academy and formally inaugurated on 16.9.98.Features
The Academy is ideally located adjoining sea in a sprawling campus. It has well furnished classrooms with hostel specially designed for simulating ship living conditions of two-tier and three-tier berths. Laminated displays of different types of ships, machineries and nautical equipments including ships models are exhibited in the classrooms. A spacious dining hall with pantry and kitchen takes care of the catering requirements of all the trainees. Indoor and Outdoor recreation facilities are available inside the campus.
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