The Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI), previously known as Seamen’s Training Centre, was established in 1988 to provide a wide range of training courses for new entrants, in-service seafarers, and employees of maritime industry. Through its network and the Maritime Services Training Board, the MSTI maintains close relationships with the industry. The Institute continuously provides quality vocational and professional education and training services to satisfy the manpower demands and training needs of the industry.
Located in Tai Lam Chung, Tuen Mun, the MSTI has a net area of 16,000 square meters. To fulfil the training and certification requirements for seafarers and mid-stream and shore-based workers, it offers both pre-employment and in-service training courses. Training courses offered by the MSTI includes 2 full-time pre-employment courses, namely the 2-year Higher Diploma in Maritime Studies (HDMS) and 23-week Certificate for Junior General Purpose Ratings (CJGPR), and modular day and evening courses for new entrants, in-service seafarers and employees of the maritime industry. Furthermore, the MSTI also runs tailor-made safety training courses for different corporations.