Abu Dhabi: The number of trainees at Abu Dhabi Ports’ Maritime Training Centre increased by 15 per cent in 2014 compared to 2013.
In order to address the growing demand from candidates across the region, five new courses have been added to the programme. They are the channel familiarisation course, the vessel traffic services (VTS) course, the port facility security officer course, the high speed craft operators course, as well as a course on human element, leadership and management.
In May 2014, the training centre passed the Lloyd’s Register audit and is now accredited in their register as an officially approved training provider. This is a first such achievement by any maritime training institute in the region.
The centre has also been officially recognised by the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) for its VTS courses.
The Abu Dhabi Ports also won the Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Training Award in recognition of the training centre’s commitment to staff and student training, as well as its contribution towards improving training standards for the maritime industry.
“We will continue to expand our training programmes and collaborate with training partners to develop qualified maritime professionals,” says Sultan Al Jaberi, vice president of regulations, health, safety, environment and security, Abu Dhabi Ports.
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