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Topaz Marine in Saudi university seafarer training pact

Topaz Marine in Saudi university seafarer training pact
Topaz Energy subsidiary Topaz Marine KSA has joined forces with King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah for the training of young seafarers.

Topaz Marine has become the first OSV operator in Saudi Arabia to sign a Letter of Intent (LoI) with the Faculty of Maritime Studies of King Abdul Aziz University.

Since the start of 2015 the OSV operator has been working with cadets to provide the mandatory “sea time” training that they require to complete their Bachelor of Science programme.

“We are convinced that with our expertise in the industry and our partnership with King Abdul Aziz University, we are able to offer our Saudi seafarers a unique and professional training and development program, so that they are prepared to take full advantage of future career opportunities in the offshore maritime industry,” said René Kofod-Olsen, ceo of Topaz Energy and Marine.

“Topaz Marine is highly committed to this programme and has initiated ‘Maritime Introduction Week’ for young Saudis to introduce them to life at sea onboard our vessels.”

The certificates and licenses issued by the University to work onboard ship are recognised both at home and internationally.

The King Abdul Aziz University is fully accredited by the Kingdom’s Ministry of Transport, which ensures that all maritime training programmes meet the standards of the IMO.


TAGS: Saudi Arabia