National Maritime Institute (NMI) was initially started as a small institute at Goshaildanga, Chittagong in the year 1952. Now it is one of the most modern & IMO white listed Institute in the region. Now it is occupying a large area along with modern Training Blocks etc. at south Halishahar, Chittagong, where the Institute has permanently established on 4th December, 1989.
National Maritime Institute is a well-secured and beautiful place for Seafarer’s Training Facilitated Campus. NMI has its own Parade Ground, Training Pond, Lifeboat-launching platform, Diving Stage, Engine & Deck Model rooms, volley ball ground, fire fighting house etc. The Institute provides well-equipped practical and theoretical Classroom, First-aid Class, Fire-Fighting house, Galley/Pantry; Electro-navigation, Lifeboat, Computer lab, Swimming pond, Seamanship Gears etc. The campus also contains housing facilities for Principal, Instructors and Staffs. Besides those, there is a Seamen’s Hostel for both in-service and trainee seafarers.
It is located in between Chittagong Export Processing Zone (CEPZ) and Multi Purpose Berth (MPB) Jetty, beside the main road linking to Shah Amanat (R.) International Airpot, Chittagong. The institute is 10km. away from Chittagong Railway Station and 06 km form the International Airport. The city can be reached from the Capital City Dhaka by Air, Rail and Road, Bus, Mini Bus, Rent-A-Car, Auto-Rickshaw etc. can bt easily got near the NMI Campus to travel around the city at a reasonable fare.