a country like Brazil, the dimension of which
is continental, and with more than 90% of the
foreign commerce carried by the sea, the National
Merchant Marine must be very important for the
development of the country.
order to appropriately deal with the necessary
development, it is essential to adequately
graduate, specialize and update all the
seafarers who compose our Merchant Fleet’s
Personnel, as well as the fishing boats
and all the other boats which operate in
the rivers and inner waters.
the Directory of Ports and Coast –
DPC- has been concentrating efforts to supply
the necessary education, and to sponsor
as many specialization courses as possible,
through the Program for the
Professional Maritime Education (PREPOM).
constant search for the best quality of the Professional
Maritime Education has led to an official partnership
with the professional Industry and Commerce Institutions
FIRJAN / SENAI-RJ, aiming at implementing a Quality
Management System which will guarantee the continuous
enhancement of its services and a way of making
sure its main client’s (The Maritime Community’s)
satisfaction; By means of that, our Professional
Maritime Educational System is bound to be granted
the ISO 9001-2000 certification to its nationally
and internationally recognized courses and related
CIAGA has been doing its best to promote
the upgrading of the Professional Maritime
Education System to best form the professionals
who man our Merchant Marine Fleet.
Therefore, our final goal is to prepare
seafarers of the best quality and in numbers
enough to man our Merchant Marine Ships,
definitely contributing to making that important
sector of our Maritime Power stronger.