Some partners of the Regional Maritime University (RMU) on Thursday, engaged a delegation from the Dar Es Salaam Maritime Institute (DMI), Tanzania on their operations and opportunities within the maritime industry.
The engagement formed part of a three-day working visit by the DMI delegation to the RMU to begin collaborative discussions between the two giants in maritime education and training.
The various agencies had over the years supported the RMU in its efforts to be recognised as the first-choice maritime education and training center in Africa and beyond.
In his presentation, the Managing Director for Lamar Marine Services, Mohamed Saleh Alshareef disclosed that processes were far advanced to build the first boat at the university in the coming weeks.
The move follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed last year between RMU and the Dubai-based company, specialised in boat building, firefighting and oil rigs.
The company with its factory situated on RMU land, would construct the boat made from lightweight and durable fibre optics which would cater for the Ghanaian and West African markets, primarily for monitoring, security and fishing purposes.
Mr Alshareef said, with over 40 years of experience in the industry, they were certain to come out with a masterpiece that would benefit future generations.
He said, they had been a reliable partner to the RMU, recruiting, training and placing students on their markets across the world.
For Rig World, Maurice Mends explained that, they had extended expertise to the RMU through the Rig World Training Center over the past two years.
He said, they ensured that graduates with practical skills were produced to excel in their careers and have a lasting impact on the maritime sector globally.
“We ensure commitment to safety requirements and grateful to the RMU for their efforts towards shaping the future of maritime training in the country.”
Representing Hafnia Shipping, Ing. Augustus Addy-Lamptey expressed the importance of investing in seafarers training due to the high demand for personnel.
In view of that, he said, Hafnia Shipping in partnership with the RMU would ensure that trained seafarers were put onboard ships to contribute to the growth of the maritime industry.
On his part, Capt. Joshua Addo, a Representative of Schulte Maritime Service said the company had been in business since 1883 and owned over 90 vessels.
He said, they also manage over 650 vessels and also committed to working with the RMU to train and provide working opportunities for cadets.
The three-day visit would be climaxed with the signing of MOU on Friday with the delegation expected to tour some places within Accra.