• IMarEST UAE Secretary wins OUTSTANDING...

    The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) Outstanding Contribution Awards were presented in London wherein NIKEEL IDNANI, was felicitated in the ‘Contribution to marine education’ category. This honor is bestowed on an individual who has made a significant impact contributing and sustainably promoting further improvements in marine education.


  • The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and...

    The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Branch in Sharjah (AASTS), hosted the the 2nd SeaPerch West Asia Challenge at its state-of-the-art campus. This was a part of the Arab Academy’s efforts to provide opportunities to students to showcase their skills by taking part in international events and competitions. The finals of the Seaperch West Asia Challenge were held on the 28th of March, 2022, in collaboration with the Sharjah Government.  By the end of the regional competition, three top teams were shortlisted to represent West Asian countries for the international finals, scheduled to take place from the 4th to 6th of June, 2022, at the University of Maryland, United States.


  • Legislature advances proposal to support maritime...

    The Maine House and Senate gave unanimous approval this week to a bill, LD 1389, sponsored by Rep. Scott Cuddy, D-Winterport, that would strengthen maritime education in Maine by restructuring the funding and supervision model of the Maine Ocean School (MOS) in Searsport.


  • Adani Skill Development Centre opens Cargo...

    A Cargo Handling Equipment Training Simulator facility was inaugurated at the Adani Skill Development Centre (ASDC), Krishnapatnam. With this the Krishnapatnam centre now has three types of ARI simulators –wagon loader, mobile crane and earth moving equipment simulators.


  • ADMA and ZMI MOU Signing Ceremony

    A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy (ADMA) and Zakher Marine International (ZMI), a long-established business providing services to Offshore Oil and Gas Industries and Offshore Marine Construction Companies.


  • Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime...

    The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Sharjah Branch (AASTS) successfully participated in the Arab Forum for Digital Economy 2022, organised by the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States in cooperation with the Arab Federation for Digital Economy, at Expo 2020 Dubai. The forum was attended by a large number of officials and representatives of Arab and international organisations.


  • AASTS concluded distinguished participation in...

    The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah (AASTS) has concluded a distinguished participation in the Breakbulk Middle East 2022, which was held in Dubai under the patronage of the UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure. The Academy was the Knowledge Partner of the most significant breakbulk even in the Middle East. The Academy’s pavilion attracted a large number of students and parents, as well as maritime organisations. They learned about AASTS’ advanced capabilities in maritime education and training. AASTS also took part in the Education Day during the conference, where it highlighted the opportunities it offers, especially in educating and empowering women in the maritime sector.


  • Spring semester starts at the Arab Academy for...

    Study has today started in the Spring semester of the academic year 2021/2022 at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Sharjah Branch (AASTS) in Khorfakkan. AASTS organised an induction programme for new students, and has communicated with all students to inform them about methods of the academic and practical study programmes. AASTS has emphasised that it continues to implement all precautionary measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 as per the standards and recommendations of the relevant authorities in the UAE. All students and staff on campus are required to take regular Covid-19 tests.


  • Improving the Experience and Accessibility for...

    A growing understanding of the value of simulation-based training together with new legislative initiatives and education standards is helping the maritime industry to improve the safety and sustainability of operations. New technologies are playing a key role in making simulation-based training more accessible, as well as enhancing the educational experience and developing the skills of current and future seafarers.



Two New Themes for Seafarers Awareness Week

Announcing the themes ‘Maritime Jobs at Sea and Ashore’ and ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’, Seafarers UK has launched this year’s Seafarers Awareness Week campaign, with the focus on promoting maritime career opportunities, both at sea and ashore, including in the UK’s thriving port industry.


CAE expands to new facility in Abu Dhabi

The new offices were inaugurated last Sunday during a visit from Ian Bell, CAE's Vice President and General Manager, Middle East/Asia-Pacific, and Masud Husain, Ambassador of Canada to the UAE. CAE is now located in the Addax Tower on Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi.