Workshops and Labs Overview

SAMS workshops include extensive facilities for bench/hand fitting and the use of machine tools, welding, marine power plant and electrical maintenance.

We have laboratories for thermodynamics, mechanical and control engineering experiments. There is also a specialised control laboratory for electronic navigational systems operations and the maintenance of radars, navigational aids and control systems.

The training programme covers all marine engineering workshop skills elements, including use and care of hand tools, measuring equipment, drilling machines, centre lathes, vertical milling machines, off-hand grinding machines and welding equipment. The programme then advances to cover maintenance skills, assembly skills and electrical/electronic practice.

Workshops and Laboratories

Our workshops and laboratories include the following engineering practice areas:

  • Extensive facilities for bench/hand fitting and the use of machine tools, turning, drilling, milling etc.
  • A welding shop where gas, electric arc, MIG and TIG welding procedures are taught.
  • A variety of diesel engines, pumps, boiler and other ancillary equipment utililsed to provide hands on experience in the maintenance and operation of marine power plant.
  • Electrical workshop facilities where electrical maintenance and operational and fault finding procedures on such items as switchboards, motors and circuits may be demonstrated and practiced.
  • Laboratories for the conduct of thermodynamics, mechanics and control engineering experiments and development of associated practical expertise.
  • A specialised control laboratory for electronic navigational systems operations and maintenance on such items as radars, navigational aids and control systems.

Fire Fighting Overview

The SAMS's purpose to built fire fighting provides a safe but realistic environment in which seafarers can learn the vital techniques of fighting fires at sea.

In addition to a number of dedicated classrooms, the fire school consists of:

  • A steel ship/off shore module for hot fire training
  • A breathing apparatus training unit with a simulated double bottom tank
  • A unit which demonstrates the fighting of fires using fixed installations
  • A fire pit, fire screen and other devices for simulating a variety of fire types
  • An enclosed space training unit

Fire Ground

The fire ground covers an area of approximately 700 square metres and contain storey training units, a 'hot' unit dedicated to live fire training and a 'cold' unit that serves as a multi-role facility.

The fire ground is equipped with a wide range of fire fighting equipment commonly found onboard ship, all of which is available to the students for practical exercises, from different types of nozzles to fixed foam monitors.

A number of fires can be simulated externally ranging from wood to liquid fires, and electrical equipment to chip pan fires in a number of different scenarios. Often utilised for extinguisher training, this gives students a feel for real fires and the confidence to know how to react in a real emergency.

It has its own dedicated fire main with a number of hydrants run from a local system and pump where recycled water is utilised for all fire fighting operations. Any run off water is collected in the ground and cleaned through a series of separators before being returned to the local water course.

Seamanship Centre

The Seamanship Centre offers an excellent range of facilities in which students can develop their skills and understanding of practical seamanship to Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) standard. With equipment ranging from mooring stations and pilot ladders to scale models of derricks and hatches, the centre provides an environment for practical and effective learning.

Our seamanship training covers a broad range of practical skills development, including:

  • knots, bends and hitches
  • splicing of rope and wire
  • rigging of bosun's chairs, stages and pilot ladders
  • mooring and anchoring operations
  • cargo operations

Bridge Simulator Centre

SAMS Maritime Academy is proud to have both pioneered the use of simulators from 2010 and to have been world leaders for several decades now in the provision of higher level simulation training for bridge, engine room, liquid cargo operations and manned model ship handling.

The Academy has an impressive range of dedicated state-of-the-art WOO bridge simulation and ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display & Information System) training facilities, ably supported by our highly experienced lecturing staff who have many years of operational ship handling experience as well as their teaching and assessor qualifications.


A full-fledged, operating Ship in Campus is available at college for training the Marine Engineering candidates. The Ship in campus has been approved by Director General of Shipping, Mumbai

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Boating & Swimming

SAMS provide its students with Practical Knowledge on boating and swimming. Regular Practical classes are conducted with experienced Teachers who Train the students right from the basics. Swimming pool is in the process of reconstruction.