The UAE has entered into a five-year agreement with the Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam, to ensure improved training for seafarers, and recognition of certificates by both parties.
As part of the agreement, the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and the Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam will issue a ‘Certificate of Recognition’ as evidence of the acknowledgement for the national certificates issued by both the nations. The agreement aims to establish measures to ensure that seafarers are educated with appropriate knowledge of maritime legislation and are given training about maritime laws and regulations to ensure that they acquire the required capabilities for the functions they are permitted to perform.
Both the parties are required to ensure that the training and assessment of seafarers is administered, supervised, and monitored in accordance with the provisions of the STCW Code. The agreement allows both parties to request access to the output of the training and assessments carried out by each other, in order to ensure that both parties comply with the highest standards.
H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure said, “The UAE has always been at the forefront of ensuring the progress of the global maritime sector, while also ensuring the welfare of our seafarers around the world. As a result of our collaboration with the Maritime and Port Authority of Brunei Darussalam, we look forward to providing better training to our seafarers, along with improved facilities, and more recognised certification for their nature of work. As part of our agreement, we will be communicating with each other regarding our training and certification procedures, and will look forward to learning from one another, and also discuss better ways to enhance theoretical and practical knowledge of our seafarers.”