Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Maritime Education & Training


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Walen, Hans van.


The purpose of this paper is to show the significance of establishing a maritime training institution in Ethiopia, to foster the development of the shipping industry in particular, and of the nation as a whole. The main argument for the establishment of, the maritime training institution is the need to pave the way towards the country's, integration into the maritime world economy, which demands well qualified seafarers and maritime experts to run the different aspects of the maritime industry. To clarify the present situation of the country, brief information on geo-political and socio-economic conditions has been included. Acquaintance is’ olso made to the ancient maritime history, to show the extent of the nation's maritime achievements, and its contributions to the making of maritime history. Furthermore, to provide a clear basis for comparison, and to further highlight the significance of the training center, the activities and operation of the merchant fleet, together with the existing shortages of trained manpower are illustrated. In addition to that, proposals are presented regarding: -organization and administration of the institution' -staff requirements and criteria -construction sites and buildings -requirements of training facilities and equipment -curricula and syllabi for cadet and rating training, and -examination and certification procedures.