NAMFI Courses Offered

NAMFI Courses Offered

Namibian Maritime and Fisheries Institute (Namfi) Courses


The following subjects are covered at different levels:

  • Mathematics
  • Stability
  • Maritime English
  • Basic Engineering Science
  • Welding
  • Maritime Law
  • Electricity
  • Manual Training
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Engineering Drawings
  • Thermodynamics
  • Mechanical Science
  • Industrial Chemistry

Engineering Workshop training is also required for training in the following types of work:

  • Hand and power tools
  • Machine tools
  • Fabrication, welding, joining and cutting


The following subjects are covered at different levels:

  • Terrestrial and Celestial Navigation
  • Ship Stability & Naval Architecture
  • Electronic Navigation Systems
  • Collision Regulations and Ship Master’s Business
  • Meteorology and Oceanography
  • Maritime Law
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS)/Communications
  • Seamanship
  • Engine Theory
  • Mathematics
  • Maritime English
  • Fishing Technology

Below is the typical structure followed in order to become a Deck Officer on a Fishing Vessel:

  • Mandatory Safety Courses: Basic Safety and Familiarisation
  • Sea-time
  • Pre-seaman course: Basic Seamanship, General Ship Knowledge, etc.
  • Sea-time
  • Qualified Deck Rating Course
  • Sea-time (Structured training program onboard – record book)
  • Deck Officer Class 6 Course
  • Sea-time as a Deck Officer onboard fishing vessels according to Namibian Manning Regulations
  • Deck Officer Class 5 Course

Persons wishing to become Deck Officers onboard vessels other than Fishing Vessels can follow a structured training program leading to a qualification as holder of certificate of competence at Operational Level (Class 4/3) and Management Level (Deck Officer Class 2/1).


The following courses are offered in the Safety Department

  • Basic safety and familiarization
  • Advanced Safety Courses
  • Refresher Courses
  • Tailor-made Courses

Basic safety and familiarization (consisting of the following modules):

  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (STCW 95 )
  • Personal Survival techniques(STCW 95 )
  • Elementary First Aid(STCW 95 )
  • Fire fighting and Fire Prevention(STCW 95 )
  • Advance Safety Courses (consisting of the following modules):
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft Course
  • Advance First Aid (First Aid at Sea)
  • Advanced Training in Fire Fighting
  • Medical Care Course