Since its foundation in 1944, the Academy educated 40 thousand navigating, engineering, electrical and radio officers for the merchant fleet. Thousands of captains, engineering officers and other specialists, alumni of the Academy, have been decorated with high Government awards for their conscientious labour at sea and high professional skill. Nowadays the staff of the Academy headed by the Rector Miusov M.V., Doctor of Science (tech.), Professor are engaged in further improvement at the education and training of the management personnel for the fleet in compliance with the requirements of the national and international standards intended for the sphere of maritime education and training.
The National Academy cooperates and maintains business contacts with many foreign maritime academies and universities, the ONMA representatives actively participate in the international conferences, symposia, and seminars dealing with various issues of modern shipping industry.