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Sir Mohamed Yusuf Seamen Welfare Foundation's Training Ship Rahaman


This Maritime Training facility had its beginnings in the year 1910. It was also the time when the indigenous and fledgling mercantile marine of the country was experiencing a shortage of trained Deck hands and officers. This inspired Late Haji Ismail Yusuf, Proprietor of Bombay Steam Navigation Company to establish a Marine School as a charitable institution at Rashid Mansion, Worli Point, Bombay as a debt of gratitude to the seafaring community who had served bravely and loyally on the Company's ships. The purpose was also to encourage the orphans and sons of the seafaring community, irrespective of cast, creed or religion to follow in the footsteps of their forefathers.
With the demise of Haji Ismail in 1912 it fell upon his son Sir Mohamed Yusuf to pursue the dreams of his father. He shifted the School to Nhava . _ the Island off the Bombay Harbour purchased by the Family in 1883. In 1914, the then Government of Bombay permitted Sir Mohamed Yusuf to establish a Marine School in Nhava. Subsequently a number of Institutions were added for the benefit of the local residents.Training Ship Rahaman, the Marine Museum, Lady Khatun Marium School and Fatma Banu Hospital and Dispensary were established at Nhava Island. Sir Yusuf also handed over the large house of Haji Ismail now the Marine Museum with its ornate gardens and spacious rooms to the School.

Subsequently, these Institutions including the Marine School were managed by a Managing Board of Sir Mohamed Yusuf Trust under its first President, Mr Abdul Rahaman, grandson of the Founder.

"On the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of India's independence in 1972, the Trustees of Sir Mohamed Yusuf decided to perpetuate the memory of the Founder by registering a Public Charitable Educational Trust under the Public Trust Act 1950, and the Societies Registration Act 1960, to be designated as Sir Mohamed Yusuf Seamen Welfare Foundation. The Governing Council comprised of representatives of various interest groups of shipping industry such as shipping companies, both Foreign and Indian, Seafarers' Unions, major ports and other Patrons "with the fervent hope that this unique experiment in itself will set a trend for the future training of our Mercantile Marine"."

In the year 1973, the Foundation received acquisition notice for the entire campus from the then Government of Maharashtra. This in effect meant a sure demise of a noble and useful enterprise. Thus began a decade of defiance and uncertainty. The Institute received a new lease of life after intervention by the late Prime Minister of India, Mrs Indira Gandhi who issued a directive in 1980 that no further acquisition be made at Nhava and the Institution should be allowed to conduct its activities.

Over a period of the last four decades, the Campus at Nhava has developed the finest training and administrative infrastructure that includes state of the art simulators. It is now over seen by the Chairman (Emeritus), Mr Rashid A. Yusuf, the Great Grandson of the Founder duly assisted by his son Mr Haroun A. Yusuf who is now the Chairman of the Foundation.

Sir Mohamed Yusuf Seamen Welfare Foundation's Training Ship Rahaman is an other university. It is located at Nhava, Panvel in Raigarh, Maharashtra, India. It offers the following educational courses, 1 unknown course, 2 Bachelor/Graduate courses.

Courses Offered by Sir Mohamed Yusuf Seamen Welfare Foundation's Training Ship Rahaman

unknown [1]
Diploma in Maritime Catering and Hotel Management
Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education
Duration 2 years full time
Intake : 30
Bachelor/Graduate [2]
B.Sc Maritime Hospitality Studies (B.Sc.)
University of Mumbai
Duration 3 years full time
B.Sc Nautical Sciences (B.Sc.)
University of Mumbai
Duration 3 years full time
Entrance Exam IMU CET


Nhava, Panvel
Raigarh, Maharashtra, India