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Kotug, ADMA and King Abdulaziz University sign training agreement

Photo: Kotug Cadets undergoing simulator training
Kotug Training & Consultancy, the training and consultancy division of towage provider Kotug International, has signed an MoU with Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy (ADMA), and the Faculty of Maritime Studies (FMS) at King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah, for the training of tugboat masters, crews and pilots in Saudi Arabia.

The FMS, a maritime education provider in the kingdom, is seeking to build and upgrade its facilities, through the partnership with the Dutch tugboat operator and the Abu Dhabi-based simulator and maritime training institution.

Facing an increasing demand for qualified maritime professionals in Saudi Arabia, the FMS was seeking ways to increase its capabilities whilst improving training, a Kotug statement issued today said.

“Joining forces with strong knowledge partners Kotug and ADMA, [will allow] the FMS to remain the number one training facility in the region, and significantly broaden its training portfolio,” it said.

Enhancing maritime security and safety, and protecting the marine environment, as well as accelerating the implementation of IMO initiatives to reduce pollution caused by seagoing activity, are also important aspects of the agreement.

Kotug is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and also has offices in Perth, Dubai, the Bahamas, Brunei and Canada, as well as operations at oil and gas facilities all over the world.