Strategic alliance of Guyanese companies to meet demand for training to international standards


MATPAL Marine Institute (MATPAL) and the TOTALTEC International Petroleum and Maritime Academy (IPMA, known commonly as The Academy) created the Maritime Safety Training Institute (MSTI) to address the increasing need for qualified Guyanese to enter our new industry. 

MATPAL and TOTALTEC are both pioneering Guyanese companies and market leaders in their respective training offerings in Guyana. MATPAL is the only Guyanese training institution which offers maritime training courses which are certified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

The alliance provides new, integrated training and educational programs, geared to accelerating the development of a world class Guyanese workforce to participate in both our maritime industry and internationally.

Examples from MATPAL Basic Mariner Courses are Deck Cadet, Marine Engineer Cadet, Engineer Upgrading courses, Guyana Coastal and Boat Masters Courses, as well as secondary (STCW) courses that are marine safety specific. Contact MATPAL at or +592 226 5032. Visit the MATPAL website at 

Companies can work with MSTI to craft specialized training courses from across oilfield and maritime operations that meet their specific needs. Instructors and courses are certified to international standards.