École Nationale
Supérieure Maritime

French Maritime Academy


Commandant-Charcot, the latest addition to the PONANT fleet

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Ilona, ​​on-board student

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ENSM (French Maritime Academy) winners of the Propeller Club Prize

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discover the ENSM

The students join the French Maritime Academy after taking an entrance exam (O1MM-1st Class Officer and machinery watchkeeping officer/Chief Engineer 8000kW), by applying for the course (international bridge watchkeeping officer-OCQPI, preparatory course to OCQPI) or according to their qualifications (O1MM or electronician and merchant navy systems officer-OESMM).
Heir to the Hydrography schools, to Colbert, to the « Hydros », then to the Ecole Nationale de la Marine Marchande (ENMM), the French Maritime Academy (ENSM) provides high level training courses in the maritime and paramaritime sectors to Merchant Marine Officers.


our training

Become an officer
of the merchant