Sharjah Ruler opens maritime training phase of AASTMT’s students

December 07, 2022 / 1:22 PM
Sharjah24: His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, praised the great interest of the students of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) during their studies in general, and their practical training period in ships at sea in particular, which reflects the vision of His Highness in educating students at the highest academic and applied levels.
This came during His Highness's speech in the inauguration of the maritime training for students of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport on Wednesday morning, which was held  in cooperation with the Sharjah Ports, Customs and Free Zones Authority, at Khalid Port in Sharjah.
His Highness stressed the value of beginning the practical training phase during his speech by saying  "This day is a tremendous moment that we have been waiting for all these years, You've seen the start of your entrance into the water in lecture notes or on simulators in college, and now you'll deal with it practically”. 
Due to the numerous maritime disasters, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah advised the students to be extremely vigilant and careful, not to be careless in their learning, and to be patient. He emphasized the need for vigilance in handling maritime training.

At the end of his speech, the Ruler of Sharjah confirmed his great keenness in  following up with the progress of the training for the academy students through direct communication with those responsible for the training, wishing them success, excellence and a safe return.
Maritime navigation students will spend 12 months in training and working on board ships that conform to international specifications, while students specializing in marine engineering technology will complete 6 months in training, under the supervision of specialized and qualified international trainers, after which they will return to the academy to complete their remaining courses. 
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Ports, Customs and Free Zones Authority;  Mohammed Obaid Al Zaabi, Head of the Protocol and Hospitality Department;  Dr. Hashim Abdullah bin Sarhan Al Zaabi, Director of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport and a number of department directors and officials of the academy.
December 07, 2022 / 1:22 PM

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