Note from the President

We at IMA aim at reaching international standards in maritime training and we continuously seek offering a unique experience to all seafarers. We are proud having reached international standards and succeeding at reaching high quality service in a very short period of time thanks to the dedication of all. International Maritime Academy initially founded for the love of the sea and our Phoenician ancestries, is now directed towards serving a bigger purpose and contributing to the reinstatement of the Lebanese society. We are working towards offering the opportunity of a new experience at sea to Lebanese youth and opening to them a new job market characterized by high demand for qualified members due to high turn-over on the local and international level. We are ready to collaborate with any entity that would help us reach our goal and materialize our vision. Hand in hand to serve our community and be added value to our society...


Pierre Akl


Established in 2018, International Maritime Academy (IMA) is proud to be the first private maritime institute in Lebanon Accredited by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport. IMA is a pioneer offering an exceptional training experience to seafarers in the MENA region.
IMA aims to create equal opportunities to interested candidates seeking new adventure in the open seas, and to every individual pursuing an extraordinary shift in his/her career path whether on local or international level.


Enhance the maritime culture in Lebanon while creating job opportunities for Lebanese youth and promoting safety at sea.


To be the pioneer in the Middle East for maritime education in all its aspects, following the highest international standards with the main purpose of increasing our students’ employment rate to 80% and satisfying global employment market needs by 2022.

Accreditations and International Affiliations:

IMA reaches excellence through its local land international accreditations and affiliations with experts and reputed entities
The academy is fully accredited and approved by:

  • The Lebanese Ministry of Public Works and Transport

And is certified under:

  • ISO 9001 Maritime Standard Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers

IMA is also member of

  • The International Sailing Schools Association – UK (ISSA)
  • the American Sailing Association (ASA)
  • Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW)


IMA newly occupied premises are located in a superb quiet environment. The 8,000 m2 building located in the heart of Kaslik bordering Jouneih Touristic Port makes the academy easily accessible to all and provides the ideal space for maritime training activities. The location was renovated to serve the purpose of the academy and the high quality standards IMA is aiming at:

  • A semi-Olympic indoor pool, to provide aquatic trainings and other water related activities essential for the development of a skilled seafarer.
  • A fully equipped First Aid area including a full range of medical equipment
  • Especially designed and build site to simulate real vessel fire scenarios and to inject realism in sea fire trainings.
  • Classrooms equipped with latest teaching/learning technologies for a modern interactive experience.

  • A full bridge simulator for training, practicing and planning in a virtual environment. Operating with the latest software and technologies
  • A fully designed and equipped suite simulating a yacht interior serving as a training studio to the steward program.
  • A fully equipped workshop especially designed to provide hands on practice to trainees to support their electrical, mechanical and engineering theoretical knowledge.
  • Private gym, fully equipped with a wide range of premium equipment, and offering amenities, workout experiences, group fitness classes, and personal training to members of the IMA community and to the public.



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