About Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps

 

The Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps was started during the month of January in 2004. BMCC is a program instituted under the Ministry of Transport and Aviation, to introduce and prepare high school students of grade 10 through 12 for employment in the maritime industry.

 

The program is conducted in conjunction with the Ministry of National Security via the Royal Bahamas Defense Force and the Ministry of Education. An executive director administers the program.

Classes are conducted twice weekly between the hours of 1600hrs (4:00 pm) and 1800hrs (6:00 pm) during regular school semesters, in Nassau, Abaco, Grand Bahama, Inagua and Eleuthera.

Tenth graders are taught the basics in Ship Types, Seamanship and Vessel Husbandry while eleventh graders continue to develop their knowledge of first year topics with the addition of Fire Fighting, Navigation, Rules of the Road and practical exposure to life at sea during school breaks and twelfth graders are further exposed to life at sea in addition to becoming internationally certified by undertaking the STCW course conducted by the Bahamas Maritime Training Institute and held at the RBDF base.

All students are urged to achieve Mathematics, English and One Science (Physics, Chemistry and Combined Science) to continue their tertiary education in the field.

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National Coordinator's Message

Welcome Aboard! It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Bahamas Maritime Authority, to welcome you to what will no doubt be three very exciting years for you as you participate in the Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps. This is an area of our life here in The Bahamas that not enough people are taking advantage of. When we consider that just about everything that we use and consume in this country has to be imported and it has to arrive here by sea, the maritime industry needs to take a more prominent place in Bahamian society. This industry is not new - and if you think about it, the shipping industry has been around from the time Noah built the ark - literally!

You will learn about a number of interesting things as they relate to being on board a ship and may even have the opportunity to board a number of vessels over the course of your time in the Maritime Cadets. And at the end of the third year, we trust that a number of you will consider this area as your preferred career path. Afterall, where else can you travel the world - and be paid as you are doing so?

Over the three years, you will combine some academics, practical exposure, training and discipline with what we hope will be a number of fun experiences. As we set sail on this very exciting journey, I'd like to say BON VOYAGE!!

Vision & Values

  • Be Kind

  • Be Respectful

  • Be Responsible

  • Work Hard

  • Have Fun

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STAFF DIRECTORY

Mr. Clayton Curtis

National Coordinator

Mr. Cyril Morris

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Mr. Kenneth Sands

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Mr. Anthony Hanna

TEACHER - MATH

Mrs. Erica Roberts

TEACHER - MATH

Ms. Lorna Maxis 

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Mrs. Caroline Rolle

TEACHER - MATH

Mr. Gavin Dean

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Mrs. Lucy Longley

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Ms. Chantal Adderley

TEACHER - MATH

Mr. Keith Smith

TEACHER -SCIENCE

Mr. Ralph Saunders

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Mr. Wayde Hanna

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SOCIAL STUDIES