About


Northeast Maritime Institute is a private, co-educational maritime institution that offers its students an opportunity to pursue maritime career-oriented education. NMI provides required marine safety education, ship operation courses, Coast Guard license and document courses, as well as programs that grant students with a certificate and Merchant Marine Document upon completion.

The mission of the Institute is to equip graduates with the combination of knowledge, critical thinking, problem solving, ethical decision making, and confidence which will enable them to safely and efficiently operate, maintain, and manage the ships of today and the maritime industry of tomorrow.

History of Northeast Maritime Institute


Northeast Maritime Institute began in 1981 as a New England branch of the Tidewater School of Navigation based in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1987 Capt. Adrian L. Lonsdale, USCG (Ret.), USMM (U.S. Merchant Marine) assumed ownership and changed the name to Northeast Maritime, Inc.

In 1995, Eric Dawicki, USMM Third Mate and Ship Management Consultant, and Angela Dawicki took ownership of Northeast Maritime. In 1996, the school changed its name to Northeast Maritime Institute (NMI) and relocated to New Bedford, MA.

In 2001 the Institute moved to Fairhaven, Massachusetts, in an award winning restored historic Federal style building.

In the last thirty years Northeast Maritime Institute has grown into one of the largest privately held maritime education facilities in the United States. The institute has educated thousands of mariner students at all levels of U.S. Coast Guard licenses and documentation. Northeast Maritime Institute prides itself in being one of the forerunners in Maritime Education and Training.

The Institute continues to remain active with the International Maritime Organization and the International Maritime Lecturer’s Association.