Samoa Shipping Maritime Academy

Where our seafarers are bred

SSMA is an additional Maritime Academy established by the government through Samoa Shipping Corporation Limited and the breeding place for the Corporations new recruits to safely man its vessels.

The Academy is based in its own compound at Vaitele - tai providing professional maritime on-board training the focus of SSMA as it provides its training mainly on board SSC vessels and uses competency based tools as a method of assessment.

It also aims to upgrade seafarers at all levels by conducting refresher and upgrading courses to meet the new requirements and modern technology.

All graduates have secured employment on board Corporation vessels and students wishing to pursue their career in Maritime are encouraged to apply