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AASTS students to train on Zakher Marine fleet

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Zakher Marine International announced it will provide practical training for 32 AASTS students on-board its fleet.

The 14 male and 18 female students from the Maritime Transport technology department of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Sharjah Branch (AASTS) will receive training aboard Zakher’s fleet of offshore support vessels, anchor handlers and barges.

Zakher said it will provide suitable living and learning conditions aboard its vessels for the mix of two- and one-semester deployments.

AASTS said the training was in-line with its efforts to empower aspiring maritime professionals to work in the industry.

Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Farag, President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport said: “We have equipped our campuses with some of the most advanced and state-of-the-art facilities such as simulators in order to offer our students the ideal environment to gain practical training.
“However, what really keeps our students ahead of the curve is the timely on-field training they are provided with. Our collaboration with some of the leading maritime organisations such as Zakher Marine aims to achieve this very purpose and we are proud of how far we have come with this approach.”

Ali El Ali, Managing Director, Zakher Marine International said: “By offering practical training to the students of the Arab Academy, we will be able to shape the future of the maritime industry by enhancing the skills of its future professionals, many of which may contribute towards the growth of our organisation by working with us as captains or engineers.

“Additionally, the training we offer to the Academy’s students is in line with our efforts to help further improve the UAE’s economy, as we will be able to train aspiring professionals to drive the progress of the maritime industry, which is one of the most significant contributors to the nation’s economy.”

Dr. Capt. Ahmed Youssef, Associate Dean, College of Maritime Transport and Technology, AASTS, said: “We are confident that with Zakher Marine, our students are in the right place to learn and understand what scenarios and opportunities lie ahead of themselves in the industry. This is simply an unparalleled opportunity for our future leaders to gain practical experience and grow on-board one of the largest fleets in the marine and oil field services in the UAE."

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