Emirates International Maritime Academy collaborating with Lloyds Register to offer top-quality marine courses
Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA) has announced that it has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Lloyds Register to collaborate on offering maritime programs in addition to organising maritime seminars and workshops in the UAE. The partnership has been part of EIMA's strategy to enhance collaboration with maritime companies and leading academic institutions in the region to exchange knowledge and expertise.
The MoU calls on EIMA and Lloyds Register to jointly offer and develop maritime courses in the fields of security, safety and ship classifications in addition to organising maritime seminars and workshops. The MoU also includes collaborative efforts to establish the “Marine Centre of Excellence” within Dubai Maritime City Campus (DMC Campus). The MoU was signed by Captain Jaafar Sidin, Director of DMC Campus & EIMA; and John Curley, Senior Vice President- Marine of Lloyds Register for the Middle East and Africa.
“We are working continually to expand and enhance the number of different subjects and quality of the courses available at the Emirates International Maritime Academy in the region. With the new partnership with Lloyds Register, we aim to match the increasing demands of the maritime sector in the region by providing maritime security and safety programs and specialised maritime seminars and workshops. Among the courses that will be covered by the MoU are International Maritime Safety Management Code or ISM, Risk Management, and International Ship & Port Facility Security Code or ISPS, in addition to courses in tanker safety," said Captain Jaafar Sidin, Director of DMC Campus & EIMA.
John Curley, Vice President of Lloyds Register for the Middle East and Africa commented: "Dubai Maritime City has been conceptualised to be the next-generation standard in maritime development. We consider it an honour to be part of this groundbreaking project and look forward to collaborating with EIMA in providing a top-of-the-line maritime training program that will help keep the region in pace with the latest world maritime developments. Lloyds’ Register has an unparalleled record in supporting marine industry academic and training institutions world-wide. We are very proud to have been invited to support EIMA at this exciting time for the development of shipping in the UAE."
EIMA has been established by Dubai Maritime City Authority to provide marine-oriented academic programs, serving as a world-class training ground for future professionals in the maritime sector. The academy is based within DMC Campus, the region's first-of-its-kind maritime educational campus that will be able to accommodate over 1,300 students and will host several world-renowned universities and institutes.
The Lloyds Register is globally renowned for its expertise in safety and technical compliance. The company verifies that assets and systems utilised by organisations worldwide are in proper working condition, ensuring smooth delivery of services and workflow in various work environments.
About Dubai Maritime City:
Dubai Maritime City is a 227 hectare fully-equipped, iconic and multidimensional maritime centre providing a world-class infrastructure and environment for the global maritime industry and related sectors. Dubai Maritime City is driven by the needs of both local and international marine and maritime communities for a dedicated hub.
Dubai Maritime City capitalizes on the strengths of Dubai as a regional and international hub for trade and commerce, redefining the global maritime industry. It will provide a strategic location for the maritime industry sectors across the full spectrum of maritime business - maritime management, maritime services, maritime retail and recreation, maritime education and research, ship repair and maintenance, yacht repair and maintenance.
When completed, Dubai Maritime City will be a vibrant mixed use development for the maritime industry, comprising industrial, commercial, residential and leisure facilities housed on a man-made peninsula between Port Rashid and Dubai Dry Docks. As a peninsula development, Dubai Maritime City harnesses the benefits of open sea access for the industrial community, yet creates a mesmerizing living and working environment with breathtaking sea views in a vibrant commercial hub. By offering world-class infrastructure, services and regulations, Dubai Maritime City will create a unique specialized environment that promotes the networking and integration of leading maritime companies in one destination.