Provide a forum for the exchange of views among members;
Foster, develop and maintain close cooperation between and among members on matters relating to maritime education and training, including maritime research and development and other matters of mutual and/or collective interest
Extend assistance consistent with its policies and capabilities to any member upon the latter's request;
Formulate a common stand on issues of interest related to maritime education, training, research and development;
Improve, or assist in improving, the services provided by members through the efficient and economic utilisation of resources;
Represent the general membership in its collective dealings with regional and international organisations;
Acquire, collate, process and disseminate relevant data and material of common interest to all members.