Ships are only as good as the persons who man them. Safety and efficiency of ships are dependent upon the professional competence and dedication to duty of the seafarers on board the ships. To achieve this, maritime education and training, and within that, the pre-sea training, is of vital importance. We conduct pre-sea courses for merchant navy with an aim of making the officers and ratings with cheerful obedience to orders of superiors, team spirit, leadership and other seaman-like qualities are developed in them and also competent to be able to man the ships effectively and to have the knowledge, maturity and balance that enable them to be resourceful to the industry. The following are the Pre-Sea courses we are conducting at our college for different categories of seafarers.