Maritime Foundation

Welcome to Maritime Foundation

A premier maritime training establishment in Chennai, India.

Maritime Foundation is approved by the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Government of India and strictly follows the guidelines as laid down by the regulating bodies. The courses are in compliance with the provisions of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Convention as adopted by International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

Quality compliance is given paramount importance. The Quality Management System at Maritime Foundation is periodically audited by IRQS and certified to be in conformance with ISO 9001-2015.  

Maritime Foundation is committed to improving standards of maritime training and has periodically undergone the stringent requirements of the Comprehensive Inspection Programme, CIP, as laid down by the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), GoI. The inspection regime is based on key parameters such as Infrastructure, Training Facilities, Faculty, Student Development, Placement & On-board Training and Overall Performance.

Maritime Foundation is Graded – A2 (VERY GOOD) under the CIP Grading System.



At Maritime Foundation, we are committed to provide the best in class maritime education, impart right values, cultivate a healthy attitude and instill a good safety culture to create a knowledgeable, skilled, confident and a safer seafarer to serve the maritime industry.


It’s our vision to be acknowledged and accepted by the maritime industry as the most preferred and reliable training facility; a trusted partner for providing top quality seafarers.


The Merchant Navy is a non-combatant commercial fleet, which is associated with transporting cargo and passengers by sea. The Merchant Navy fleet includes cargo ships, container ships, barge carrying ships, oil tankers, gas tankers, bulk carriers, refrigerator ships, passenger ships as well as roll off/roll on ships. The ownership of these merchant vessels could be by the government (national shipping) or by private shipping companies. 

This process of transporting passengers and cargo on the merchant vessels across the globe requires a set of qualified, well trained and competent seafarers. Besides safely navigating these ships on the high seas, these seafarers also ensure that the cargo is loaded, stowed, cared for and discharged as per the internationally accepted procedures and norms and under the strict compliance of various regulations.  

The Merchant Navy offers a career like no other. Not only does it offer excellent remuneration and promotional opportunities, but also tremendous scope for adventure and travel. A qualified seafarer is eligible to take up a sea going career with either national shipping companies or international shipping companies (both public sector and privately owned).

The commercial purpose of the fleet offers lucrative openings for Officers and General Purpose Ratings.

What we do at Maritime Foundation

“It’s not the ship so much as the skilfull sailing that assures a safe and prosperous voyage”

We, at Maritime Foundation are committed to ensure that a prospective seafarer is imparted with the requisite knowledge, competence, attitude and skills to be an efficient hand on board a merchant vessel. 

Towards this goal, Maritime Foundation  specialises and conducts Pre-Sea courses for Engine Officers and General Purpose Ratings. 

Equipped with in-house swimming pool, firefighting mock up, fixed firefighting installation and well modern laboratories,  Maritime Foundation conducts  STCW Modular courses in the most effective manner in compliance with the STCW Convention. 

Established in the year 2000, Maritime Foundation has come a long way from the modest beginnings. Today, Maritime Foundation stands tall with a world class maritime training facility.