Founded in 2011, EMA Marine is a global manning & crewing support agency serving the world‘s leading shipowners and ship-managers. As the manning & crewing arm of YCF Manning, our focus is to source qualified Ethiopian Marine Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Ratings. We are able to ensure the highest-quality crew for our clients because of the strict selection and training regiment undertaken by our sister training organization, the Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute (EMTI). Our Group is the exclusive manning agent & marine officer training organization in Ethiopia. This allows us to attract the best possible talent and to train them in-house. As a country with over 100 million people and exceptional educational standards, Ethiopia is well positioned to meet the manpower needs of the maritime industry. Our vision is to connect vessel managers with the exceptional technical knowledge & professionalism of Ethiopian seafarers.



  • The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa.
  • As Africa’s second most populated nation, with approximately 100 million inhabitants, there is a large demographic of young, highly-motivated and professionally educated individuals seeking job opportunities.
  • Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, is the “political capital of Africa” since the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (UNECA) headquarters are located in this metropolis, with a population of more than 4,1 million.
  • As a major hub in Africa, many of the major airline carriers connect through Addis Ababa Airport. This added benefit provides for seamless vessel joining across the globe. 
  • While Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia, English is the official business language and the primary foreign language taught at all schools and universities. 
  • As country with few natural resources, Ethiopia has invested heavily in its education system to develop intellectual capital. Over 20% of the Ethiopian national government budget is dedicated to the education system.
  • The Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute (EMTI S.C.) trains and graduates qualified Marine Engineers and Electrical Technical Officers (ETO’s). EMTI is located in Bahir Dar on the beautiful Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile.

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