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Flag State Implementation

Information on the different obligations and duties of the flag State as required by the United Nations Convention.


Designed for maritime security, coastguard and law enforcement specialists.

Marine Accident Investigation Procedures

Aimed at assisting the national marine accident investigation authorities in ensuring uniformity and consistency.

Port State Control

Designed for government technical officials, particularly ship surveyors, masters, chief officers, chief and second engineers.

The IMSSEA Academy

I.M.S.S.E.A. is an international maritime education and training center specialized in the training of senior specialist maritime personnel in various aspects of shipping and related fields.
Courses are designed to be responsive to the needs of public sector departments and ensure the effective exercise of flag, port and coastal state jurisdiction.

I.M.S.S.E.A. has been created in cooperation with IMO and is the result of the joined efforts by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Province of Genoa to reactivate in Italy a centre of excellence capable of providing advanced education, training and technical advice.

Studying at IMSSEA: Accomodation

I.M.S.S.E.A. is able to offer an accommodation scheme for the courses held in the new premises in the village of Arenzano, taking advantage of local connections, in order to provide an all-inclusive stay.

Participants who are awarded a fellowship from the IMO will have their entire participation covered (tuition and accommodation fees). Please note that travel expenses are not included and have to be borne by the participants/their administration.

How to reach the Academy

Starting from 2017, IMSSEA will hold its courses in a new spectacular and amazing seat: Villa Figoli, an ancient building located in Arenzano, West coast of the province of Genoa.

  • By bus – lines number 15, 15/ and 43
  • By car – closest highway exits are Genova Nervi and Genova Est
  • By train – closest railway station is Genova Brignole (bus 43 stop is just in front of the station)
  • By plane – Genoa airport “Cristoforo Colombo” is linked to the City – centre by a bus shuttle service (Volabus)

Our partners

University of Rijeka
Guardia Costiera Italiana
US Coast Guard
World Maritime University

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