ADPC Maritime Training Centre first in GCC to be officially certified by Lloyd’s Register

May 20, 2014 3:20 pm

The Maritime Training Centre of Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has been officially certified by the Lloyd’s Register Group Limited (LR) as an Approved Training Provider. It is the very first in the GCC region to offer maritime training of this international standard.

Officials from both organizations came together at ADPC’s state-of-the-art training facilities in Musaffah Port to exchange the approval certificate and celebrate the special occasion.

Lloyd’s Register is a globally recognized maritime regulator with headquarters in London. It is one of the oldest maritime bodies and has been operating for over 250 years. The services of Lloyd’s Register include classification, risk management, management systems, and certification.

“We are very proud to have been officially approved by Lloyd’s Register – a worldwide recognized quality assurance body. The approval confirms the high quality of our teaching programmes which are now attracting maritime professionals from across the GCC countries”

“All of our courses are designed in line with international standards, but the formal approval by Lloyd’s Register is an accolade that makes it official on a global scale”, said Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO, ADPC.

The Maritime Training Centre, which complies with ISO quality standards, has been approved by Lloyd’s Register to provide a wide range of shipping and maritime courses, including Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) courses, navigational safety training courses, local port service training courses, nautical knowledge (IALA module 4) courses, channel familiarisation courses, and high speed craft navigation courses.

The Middle East region is currently seeing massive investment in maritime infrastructure with analysts predicting that the region will become a significant global hub over the next 20 years.

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