Dubai: Lloyd’s Register has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA) to collaborate in providing maritime training programs in addition to organizing maritime seminars and workshops in the UAE.
This co-operation reflects EIMA’s strategy to enhance collaboration with maritime organizations and leading academic institutions in the region to exchange knowledge and expertise. Under the MoU, EIMA and Lloyd’s Register jointly will offer and develop compact maritime courses in the fields of security, safety and ship classification in addition to organizing maritime seminars and workshops. The MoU also includes collaborative efforts to establish a “Marine Centre of Excellence” within the Dubai Maritime City Campus (DMC Campus). The MoU was signed by Capt. Jaafar Sidin, Director of DMC Campus & EIMA; and John Curley, Lloyd’s Register EMEA, Senior Vice President- Marine for the Middle East and Africa. John Curley commented: “Dubai Maritime City has been conceptualized 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. Lloyd’s Register has an unparalleled record in supporting marine industry academic and training institutions world-wide. The academy is based within the DMC Campus, the region’s first maritime educational campus that will be able to accommodate over 1,300 students and will host several world-renowned universities and institutes.