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No, 696/4 , Maradana Road , Colombo 10
Its history dates back to the year 1982, when its mother company, Mercantile Shipping Company, Ltd (MSCL) was established as the first private shipping company in Sri Lanka. In the year 1986, MSCL founded the Mercantile Seamen Training Institute (MSTI) with the intention of training local youth in the Maritime Field.
All courses are approved by the Ministry of Merchant Shipping Division, in Sri Lanka. Company has obtained the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Certifications from DNV. In 2001 MSTI won the Lloyds List Salute to Maritime Excellence Award for Training Commitment.
This course is custom designed to provide the students the foundation knowledge to follow more advance maritime courses.During the 24 weeks course duration board, lodging, study material and regulation uniforms are provided.
This programme consists of five phases of training conducted at the Officer Training Centre and onboard vessels trading worldwide.