In recognition for his contributions to the development and growth of students of King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Chief Engineer Abdullah Al-Yami, VLCC Fleet Manager at Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has been honored by Saudi Arabia’s Transport General Authority (TGA).
At a graduation ceremony held for the first batch of young national leaders who have obtained the Saudi Competency Certificate (COC) for Offshore Officers and Engineers qualified to work in the high seas, Al-Yami received a plaque of appreciation from H.E. Rumaih Al Rumaih, President, TGA, for the significant role he played in the examination of the graduates. The students of the faculty of Marine Science at KAU are required to undergo a minimum of six months at-sea training to complete the Saudi Competency Certificate (COC) and TGA has authorized Al-Yami to evaluate the knowledge and skills of students after the completion of the training.
Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “The Transport General Authority’s appreciation is a significant achievement for Chief Engineer Abdullah Al-Yami and the Bahri family, and I would like to congratulate him on this accomplishment. As a leading player in the Kingdom’s economy and the global logistics and transportation industry, Bahri has remained at the forefront of efforts aimed at nurturing the next generation of maritime industry leaders and professionals. This esteemed recognition will serve as an incentive to further our contributions towards realizing the country’s maritime ambitions and futureproofing the industry.”
In keeping with its commitment to driving the growth of the maritime industry, Bahri has been training marine officers and engineers from KAU onboard the company’s vessels. It has provided all-expenses-paid training opportunities, which come with free visa, airfare, transportation, and a monthly allowance, to over 160 students over the last four years.