A Welcome Note
Dar es Salaam Maritime Institute is the first maritime training institution of its kind to be set up in the country. The Ministry of Communications and Transport established the Dar es Salaam Maritime Training Unit (DMTU) in 1978 to fulfil the needs for well-trained seafarers for Tanzanian shipping companies. It was initially a training section of the Tanzania Coastal Shipping Line (TACOSHILI), established in 1971. Previously all Shipping companies were forced to send their cadets abroad to be trained as marine officers. The first group of candidates started training at DMTU on 3rd July 1978.