Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy is a highly respected, state-of-the-art maritime training center established for individuals who seek to enter the exciting maritime profession, as well as mariners seeking to advance their careers. MAMA offers 90+ USCG approved deck courses and engineering courses along with tailored courses. We are dedicated to providing outstanding training to civilian and military mariners from around the globe. Our expert staff of highly regarded, seasoned instructors provide a combination of unequaled teaching techniques with cutting-edge technology such as “hands-on” equipment systems maintenance and interactive simulations.

Maritime Courses

With MAMA having 90+ maritime courses to offer, we split them up into two categories, Deck Courses, and Engine Room Courses. Take the time to explore both and choose a course that best suits you.


Mid-Atlantic Maritime was Featured on Hearsay With Cathy Lewis

Cathy Lewis talks with our President, Captain Ed Nanartowich and Vice President of Operations, Ray Blanchet. They discuss careers at sea and the career paths available to MAMA students.


  • Prepare our students with the skills and knowledge for success in today’s maritime industry

  • Facilitate entry & advancement in the merchant marine at support, operational & management levels

  • Meet or exceed the regulatory & industry demand for training with customized courses and related services

  • Provide training for standard & advanced operations and watch-keeping

  • Prepare for Coast Guard licensing exams

  • Include continuing education programs

We help our students prepare for and pass the Coast Guard licensing exams – we have a 90 percent pass rate. The most gratifying part of this job, which keeps my interest up and gives me a lot of energy, is the fact that I see people come in that know little or nothing about the business. They get trained here and they walk out confident. And it just brings a smile to my face.
~ Capt. Ed Nanartowich