"In the past, we had Mauritians who could take courses in merchant navy. For those who have taken these courses are no longer in the circuit. And poor is becoming more and more felt, "said Maurice Allet, Chairman of the Board of the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA). Hence the idea to establish such a school.
While Mauritius has a naval school (the Mauritius Maritime Academy), but it is currently running in slow motion including the death of Captain Jean-Claude Moorghen. With the result, "a decline in the merchant marine and navy offshore Mauritian," explains the chairman of the MPA. "The idea is issued. We now need to have discussions with the relevant authorities to put in place, "explains Maurice Allet.