Flight Marine Safety Academy is an institution affiliated to the Nigeria Merchant Navy. On admission, the Full time students are automatically inducted into the Nigerian Merchant Navy officer Cadet.
This suggest that the full time students matriculates into a paramilitary outfit where he/she are trained and instructed in Para-Military drills and conducts with special reference to life and conducts at sea.
The students also undergoes a formal re-orientation by the Directorate of the Nigerian Merchant Navy after which he / she is issued an orientation Certificate and his / her name formally listed on the regular officers list of the Nigerian Merchant Navy upon graduation, the student / Cadet is awarded the rank of a Midshipman which he / she can freely wear.
The official activity dress of the students after the Merchant Navy re-orientation is the Universal Merchant Navy outfit. Part Time students are not automatically entitled to these benefits but could be considered on application.
OBJECTIVES OF THE INSTITUTE
To provide courses of instruction and learning in the faculty of shipping and other faculties this, from time to time may be approved by the legitimate authorities.
To provide courses of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of learning Maritime (shipping in all its branches) and to make those facilities available on proper terms of such persons as are equipped to benefit from them.
To play regulatory role in the conduct of professional examination and award of certificates to its members and shipping practitioners for the purpose of evaluation.
To train highly specialized Maritime personnel in the country and across the world through our professional centre.
To serve as a Maritime University Institute (in Nigeria) offering courses leading to the award of Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma in shipping and other related fields.