The NUSI Maritime Academy was established in 1983. The NUSI Maritime Academy is the brainchild of Late Dr. Leo Barnes, General Secretary of NUSI. Being a visionary and a person of international repute on maritime labour affairs. Dr. Barnes gave a tangible shape to the entire concept of the training institution under his personal supervision.
NUSI Maritime Academy is an ISO Certified institution and has been graded outstanding by CRISIL. It is the only Academy of scale started by a trade union imparting technical training with a view to creating a cadre of qualified seafarers. The Academy functions under the auspices of the 1TF/NUS1 Welfare Trust for Indian Seafarers.