Bahrain sailors charting new course


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25 Oct 2010

container_port_331.gifBahrainis, historically known for their seafaring capabilities, are breaking new ground by becoming fully qualified marine pilots. The latest recruits are about to take up the role after completing a training

stint at a major global port operating company.

APM Terminals Bahrain operations department employees Maitham Mansoor
Ahmed, 32 and Abdul Aziz Yaqoob Almahmeed, 35, are now on board United
Arab Shipping Company (UASC) vessels MV Al Wajbah and MV Al Ihsaa for a
year-long cadetship.

'As soon as they complete this stint, they will become fully-qualified
pilots,' said APM Terminals Bahrain managing-director Steen Davidsen.

'They joined the company in 2006 and have been very enthusiastic
workers ever since. It is good to see young Bahrainis doing such a
challenging assignment,' Davidsen said.

'This is an example of opportunities that exist in this very challenging field,' he added.

He said he hoped more youngsters would be attracted to this after the
fine example the two had set. 'We also greatly support the contribution
of UASC who have offered this highly complex training,' said Davidsen.

'This also furthers the succession plans in Bahrain of the AP Moller-Maersk Group,' he noted.

Both APM Terminals and Svitzer Bahrain - the company that employs
marine pilots and provides towage, salvage and other offshore support -
are part of the AP Moller-Maersk Group.

Source: TradeArabia News


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