Lloyds Register certifies ADPC Maritime Training Centre
The Abu Dhabi Ports Company Maritime Training Centre has become the first in the GCC region to be officially certified by the Lloyd’s Register Group Limited as an Approved Training Provider.
Officials from both organisations 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 recognised 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.
ADPC CEO Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi said his company is very proud to have been officially approved by Lloyd’s Register which he said is a worldwide recognised quality assurance body.
“The approval confirms the high quality of our teaching programmes which are now attracting maritime professionals from across the GCC countries,” Al Shamisi said.
“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,” he added.
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.