Welcome to Northeast Maritime Institute!


It is the sea that gave me my profession, my happiness, my family and my soul. All of my sea-going and maritime related career choices enabled me success beyond my wildest dreams. My passion to give back to “my community,” the maritime community, is motivated by the gratitude that I have for the amazing people, both men and women, that I have been able to work with.



The maritime industry, going to sea specifically, provides for a great career and an unprecedented life experience. The ocean is the last bastion of adventure on earth. The sea, and all who ply it, provides an education, adventure and a way to earn a living that very few industries allow for in a collective experience. To experience this requires a certain type of person who initially must have a passion for working on,

in and around the ocean.


Northeast Maritime Institute’s Associate in Applied Nautical Science Degree Program accepts sixteen students per cohort that we enroll. You will have to commit yourself to the following tenets for success in this program if you wish to succeed and move on to a fruitful career: Honesty, Integrity and Hard Work! You will hear  these  statements  constantly  throughout  your  experience  as  they  are  the  three  ideals  that will guarantee you a successful life as a person and a successful career on the sea. Honesty, Integrity and Hard-Work! Remember those three concepts and you will be worthy of an NMI diploma.


Upon enrollment you will quickly realize that you are going to be part of a ground breaking program. Northeast Maritime Institute is  the only private maritime college in the United States. My goal as President is for this Institute to be recognized as a college that produces mariners - nothing more, nothing less. Mariners!  Sea-going people!


Northeast Maritime Institute was founded in 1981. We have delivered world-class maritime education and training to tens of thousands of mariners since then. Our goals are to deliver our degree programs with as much passion as we have with our Professional Continuing Education programs. More importantly, we want to ensure that we always abide by our own creed to.


“Honor the Mariner.”


I hope that your experience at Northeast Maritime Institute will be the beginning of the best memories of your life. We will and always shall consider it an honor to serve as the platform from which you began your career passionately and enthusiastically.


May the Sea Become Your Passion!






Eric R. Dawicki


Northeast Maritime Institute