Sharjah: Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport’s Sharjah Branch (AASTS) has unveiled a new initiative, offering Professional Diploma in Maritime Security.
The study program which began earlier this week is in line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), recently signed between Dubai Police and AASTS to promote cooperation in education, training and specialized studies in maritime security, as well as training personnel and exchanging expertise.
Under the agreement, twenty Dubai Police personnel will take part in the program.
Speaking about the critical nature of the program, Major General Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Fahd, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Academic and Training Affairs at Dubai Police remarked that, “Global competitiveness reports confirm that Dubai is one of the safest cities worldwide. This includes the maritime sector. Dubai is a world-leading leisure and maritime tourism destination. Its ports receive the largest cargo ships, cruise ships and yachts from all over the world. This poses many challenges for us to prepare our personnel and train them according to the highest international standards to be aware of the latest developments in maritime security and to use the latest technologies and innovative tools, including artificial intelligence.”
Sharing his comments on the occasion, Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Farag, President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, said, “Dubai is one of the best maritime hubs in the world, and Dubai Police plays a leading role in maintaining maritime security and enhancing maritime safety. Our cooperation with the Department of Academic and Training Affairs at Dubai Police in providing a study program for Dubai Police personnel to obtain a Professional Diploma in Maritime Security, supports our shared vision on the importance of enhancing maritime security based on modern scientific foundations that keep pace with the latest developments, international standards and best practices in maritime security training.”
As per the statement, the 14-week long program will be conducted virtually as well as in-person for practical training in Jebel Ali Port, Port Rashid and the Academy’s branch in Khor Fakkan, Sharjah.
Through the program, each trainee will obtain a total of seven specialized certificates in Maritime Security. Upon successfully completing the program, graduates will be provided with a Professional Diploma in Maritime Security accredited by the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, one of the specialized organizations of the League of Arab States, and a member of the Association of Arab Universities and the International Association of Universities.
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