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Sarawak Maritime Academy
Sarawak Maritime Academy
No.2, Upper Lanang Road,
96000, Sibu, Sarawak,
Tel : +6084 216 799
Fax: +6084 217 179
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Sarawak Maritime Academy started the first Student Intake 2008. The Academy is the first Maritime academy in Sarawak.
The academy is second in Malaysia, after the Malaysian Maritime Academy in Melaka.
This RM20 million academy received from Sarawak state government RM5 million to its construction while a local timber and construction corporation, the Shin Yang Group, paid the balance RM15 million.
The academy built on a three-hectare site in Upper Lanang Road here,

The academy is working closely with the International Maritime Organization, Marine Department and the Ministry of Higher Education for worldwide recognition and accreditation for the academy's qualifications.

The SARAWAK MARITIME ACADEMY (SMA) SDN. BHD is part of the SHIN YANG Group of Companies, was established to cater for the critical need of having an internationally accredited maritime training institution able to provide on-site pre-sea and diploma courses for Malaysian youths, particularly those located in Sarawak and Sabah.
We are conducting the two courses of Kolej Bersatu Sarawak (UCS) namely Diploma in Nautical Studies (DNS) and Diploma in Marine Engineering (DME) on their behalf.
It endeavors to nurture, train, guide and prepare qualified Malaysian youths to venture into a seagoing career as competent Nautical (Deck) or Marine Engineer Officers serving on board the foreign-going (Unlimited Trade) vessels.

The Academy is appropriately located right beside the mighty Rejang River in the town of Sibu, Sarawak.
In cognizance of the globally well-known shipbuilding and ship-repair expertise and facilities available in Sibu, the Shin Yang Group of Companies decided to establish the SMA along Upper Lanang Road, a mere 3 km. from the town centre.

It is envisaged that locating the Academy within the environs of an industry closely associated with ships will provide an impetus for the future seagoing officers to strive for excellence in their studies at the Academy.

Studies conducted by the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) indicated that, currently, almost 50% of officers and crew serving on board Malaysian-registered ships are foreigners.

The dire need for Malaysians to replace these foreign nationals, especially within the officers ranks is, indeed, crucial, not only for commercial and economical reasons, but, also for strategic purposes.

The existence of a maritime academy in Melaka could not ameliorate the scarcity of Malaysian officers, more so in terms of employing those from Sarawak and/or Sabah.

As such, with the establishment of the Sarawak Maritime Academy located in Sibu, it is hoped that more youths from these 2 states would be keen to venture into a seagoing career.

It is also envisaged that the many shipping companies located in Sarawak and Sabah would now source their future Malaysian officers from the SMA.


- Single, no dependents, male/female and preferably under age 28

- Pass medical, eyesight and color vision tests conducted by the medical practitioners appointed by Marine Department Malaysia

- Possess a positive mindset and attitude

- Minimum SPM / SPMV with strong credits in :


- Students who meet the minimum entry requirements and are in need of financial support can apply for sponsorship through the Academy.

- Conditions being that the potential candidates would be interviewed by the Shipping Company, based on their family financial background, results and attitude towards their future career.

- Written application for sponsorship should be sent to our mailing address, for the attention of the Director of Sarawak Maritime Academy.

- Bahasa Malaysia
- English Language
- Additional Mathematics
- Physics
- Any one of other subjects
Diploma in Marine Engineering
Marine Engineering Officers are responsible for the maintenance and operation of the ship's main propulsion machinery, deck machinery, air conditioning plants, refrigeration plants, domestic and electrical services.

Depending on the type of ship and operational circumstances, Engineers will he required to keep watches in the ship's Engine Room.

The Chief Engineer is in charge of the Engine Department and is responsible to the ship's Master for its efficient operation.

Whilst the law demands that only one person should he in overall command of the ship and, by tradition, that person is the Master, the Chief Engineer's status and salary is very similar to that enjoyed by the Master.

Course Structure
English Language with Maritime English
Basic Engineering Science
Naval Architecture
Engineering Materials and Processes
Shipboard Electrical Systems
Main & Auxiliary Machinery
Mechanical Science
Industrial Chemistry
Engineering Drawing and Design
Maintenance & Repair of Marine Systems
Electronics & Control Systems
Shipping & Maritime Law
Computer Application
Workshop: Hand look and Measuring Equipments
Workshop Practices
Workshop: Fabrication & Repair Operations on Ship
Workshop: Maintenance & Repair of Marine Systems
Workshop: Marine Electrical Practice
Workshop: Main & Auxiliary Machinery
Moral/Islamic Studies
Malaysian Studies
Bahasa Kebangsaan
Shipyard Training - 6 months
Sea training - 6 months

Diploma in Marine Engineering (DME)
1st year RM 13,000
2nd year RM 13,000
3rd year RM 13,000

Registration : RM200.00
Security Deposit : RM1,000.00 (Refundable)
Accommodation : RM100 per month

- Bahasa Malaysia
- English Language
- Any Mathematics subject - Any Science subject
- Any one of other subjects
Diploma in Nautical Studies
Navigating Officers maintain watches on the bridge at sea and supervise cargo operations when the ship is in port.

They are responsible for passage planning, safe navigation of the ship, cargo loading and discharge, ship stability, communications and the maintenance of the hull and deck equipment.

The ship's Captain, or Master, is in overall command with ultimate responsibility for the safety of the ship, cargo and crew. Only Navigating Officers can he promoted to the rank of Master

Courses Structure
Navigation Safety
English Language with Maritime English Natal Architecture
Ship Operation
Principle of Navigation
Magnetism and Electricity
Computer Application
Coastal Navigation
Practical Navigation
Navigation Systems
Shipping and Maritime Law
Radar Navigation
Radar Plotting
ARPA (70) 'Modular Connie'
Maritime Communications
Cargo Work
Moral/Islamic Studies
Malaysian Studies
Bahasa Kebangsaan
Sea training- 12 months

Diploma in Nautical Studies (DNS)
1st year RM 15,000
2nd year RM 16,000
3rd year RM 8,000

Registration : RM200.00
Security Deposit : RM1,000.00 (Refundable)
Accommodation : RM100 per month



Sastra Maritime Academy Sdn Bhd

Lot 23, Blok C,Tingkat 1, Lazenda Ware House 3,Jalan Rancha-Rancha

P.O Box 80590, 87015 Wilayah Perseketuan

Tel: 087-426398
Fak: 087-426399/417893


Sastra Maritime Academy Sdn Bhd
No 40,1st Floor,Pusat Pedada, Jalan Pedada, 96000 Sibu, SarawakTel: 084-31716

Fak: 084-330398

Malaysian Maritime Acedemy (ALAM)
Peti Surat 31, 78207 Kuala Sungai Baru, Melaka Tel :06-3876201 Fak:06-3876700

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Batu Rakit Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Darul Iman. Tel: 09-6682551 Fak: 09-6682569

Ranaco Marine Sdn Bhd
Lot 186/7,Jalan Bengkel 3,Kawasan Perindustrian Jakar 11, 24000 Cukai,Kemaman, Terengganu Darul Iman Tel :09-8502800 Fak:09-8596846
Centre Of Maritime Excellence Sdn Bhd (CME)

22.Lorong Batu Nilam 3A,

Bandar Bukit Tinggi,

41200 Klang,

Selangor Darul Ehsan Tel :03-33241743 Fak:03-3341455
Innatech Sdn Bhd
Lot F3,MPL Saguking Industrial Estate, Jalan Patau-Patau, 87015 Wilayah Perseketuan Labuan. Tel :087-480298 Fak:087-480306
M.S.Star Cruises Administrative Sdn Bhd

Peti Surat 288,

42009 Pelabuhan Klang,

Selangor Darul Ehsan, Tel :03-3192891 Fak:03-31011396
Maritime Safety & Training Services (MSTS) Asia Sdn Bhd
Landing Craft Jetty, Kawasan Pelabohan Johor 81700 Pasir Gudang Johor Darul Takzim Tel :07-2522108 Fak: 07-2522081
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Lot 3572,Jalan Panchur, Kawasan Perindustrian Teluk Kalong, 24000 Cukai,Kemaman, Terengganu Darul Iman Tel:09-8623300 Fak:09-8623302
Sri Bima Training Centre Sdn Bhd (SMTC)
 Lot 102,Mile 1,Kuala Baram Road, P.O.Box 106, 98107 Miri, Sarawak Tel :085-5656022 Fak: 085-5656021
Mas Laut Maritime Akademi Sdn  Bhd
 Lot 2033,2nd Floor,Seberkas Commercial Centre, Jalan Pujut-Lutong, 9800 Miri, Sarawak Tel: 085-660700 Fak: 085-660700
Pusat Latihan Pelaut Dagang (M) Sdn Bhd (PLPD)
 Lot 81,Tingkat 1,Blok 1, Asia City, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, SabahTel: 088-246311 Fak: 088-245711
Construction and Industrial Safety Training Centre (CONSIST)
Tingkat Bawah,Bangunan Pro‑ Centre, Lot 330,Batu 8, Jalan Ulu Ampang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor Darul EhsanTel:03-31662472/31662892

Fak: 03- 41058578

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4156 Tingkat Satu. Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, 32200 Lumut, Perak Darul RidzuanTel: 05-6838237 Fak : 05-6832549
Pelita Akademi Sdn Bhd
, Lot 18,Jalan Mat Kilau, 44000 Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor Darul EhsanTel: 03-60644404 Fak: 03-60642342

Pelita Akademi Sdn Bhd, Cawangan Sibu, 9.Lorong Tapang Timur, 96000 Sibu, SarawakTel: 084-344311 Fak: 084-344811

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Jalan Raja Muda Musa Mahadi, 31400 Ipoh, Perak Darul RidzuanTel: 05-5457656/5457622 Fak: 05-5471162
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, Jalan Pelabuhan,Pelabuhan Utara, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.Tel : 03-31698888 Fak : 03-31698811/8822
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16-A,1 F Jalan Todak 5, Pusat Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Seberang Prai, Pulau PinangTel: 04-3973608 Fak : 04-3974608


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