Useful Information/FAQs

What is the sea training?

Means the sea training in performing the bridge or engine watch keeping duties under supervision of qualified officer as a part of a training programme, which includes onboard training that meets the requirements of STCW 1978 as amended and is documented in approved record training book.

What is the difference between guided sea training and planned sea training?

Guided sea training: Means the sea training onboard training ship under the direct supervision of the recognized maritime institution through a team of instructors.  The training instructors should be a part of the training ship operating crew, and the training follows a training programme which includes onboard training that meets the requirements of STCW 1978 as amended and is documented in approved record training book. 

Planned sea training: Means the sea training on board merchant ships under the supervision of a qualified officer. It follows a training programme which includes onboard training that meets the requirements of STCW 1978 as amended and is documented in approved record training book.

What is a sea going service?

Means service on board a ship relevant to the issue or revalidation of a certificate or other qualification

As a deck Cadet on planned sea training is there any documents required during/after my sea service time?

Yes the following are the admission requirements to enter the second mate exam, or to offset bachelor''s degree

1-         Copy of the seaman book, including sea service periods for all ships in order.

2-         Copy of Tourist Passport in case of using it in signing on or signing off

3-         Certificate(s) of bridge watch keeping from the master of the ship/ships for minimum 6 months (for the whole period of sea service)

4-         Certificate(s) of sea service from all ships (or the form given) for   12 months

5-         Steering wheel certificate.

6-         Periodic reports every 3 months for the tasks solved from the sea training book and monthly notice.

7-         Training and assessment book issued by EAMS – Examinations Center signed and stamped.

9 – Commercial ships training periods are not accepted unless the ship is 500 GT and sailing foreign going.

As a Cadet, do I have to live aboard Aida IV during its stop at Alexandria port?

It is optional to live on-board the vessel during its stop in Alexandria port.

As a Cadet, do I have to live onboard ships of Nama Company at Safaga port?

Yes, it is required to live on-board the ships during all your serving time.

What time should I arrive on the first day (Aida IV)?

Cadets should arrive between 9am and 10pm on the Sunday prior to the start of their program at the STI offices 0r between 10am and 11am at gate no. 10 of Alexandria port.

What time should I arrive on the first day onboard Nama ships?

Times and dates are variable as this is dependable on the schedule of the ships.

Will I have a single room (Aida IV)?

As accommodation is limited, Cadets will share 8 bedded cabins. No Single rooms available to any cadets.

Will I have a single room (ships of Nama)?

As accommodation is limited, Cadets will share 4 bedded cabins. No Single rooms available to any cadets.

Is car parking available and how much does it cost (Port of Alexandria)?

Free parking and complimentary parking is available in designated areas, but it is at your own peril.

Should I take my laptop onboard?

A laptop would be useful for assignments and task work. But there is no internet connection onboard Aida IV or ships of Nama.

Are there laundry facilities on board?

Washing and drying machines are available onboard Aida and ships of Nama.

Do I have to wear my uniform?

Cadets are asked to wear a college uniform, details of which will be incorporated in the Joining Instructions which will also yield a list of suppliers.

What do I act if I am sick and need to visit a physician?

Thither is a physician on-board.

What are your admissions requirements?
A 1.8 GPA and completion of 70 credit hours to register for nautical guided sea training program. And a 2.0 GPA and completion of 76 credit hours to register for nautical planned sea training, completion of 76 credit hours to register for engineering guided sea training and GPA 2.0 and completion of 76 credit hours to register for engineering planned sea training.    

What is the application deadline?
The STI operates on an early decision basis. The deadline for admission applicants to deposit in the web page of AASTMT and in our Facebook page.

Do you offer any scholarships?
But for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd cadets on the basic subjects.

What is the % of women enrolled in your Institute?
Approximately 5 % of the cadet body at STI are women.