PTAS Marine Sdn Bhd recently held a Conditional Offer of Employment signing ceremony for Deck Rating trainees to mark the end of their three-month pre-sea training at Brunei Maritime Academy (BMA), Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Jefri Bolkiah Campus, Kuala Belait.
The Deck Rating trainees will next attend the Basic Safety Training and Designated Security Duties courses as a pre-requisite for their upcoming six-month sea-time training onboard the PTAS Amanah fleet of Infield Utility Vessels.
PTAS Amanah vessels are currently contracted to Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) for passenger and light cargo transfers across all BSP offshore platforms in Brunei.
The engagement and signing ceremony was attended by both trainees and their parents and guardians and witnessed by Fayadh Amir, PTAS Director.
The PTAS Director expressed appreciation for the strong collaboration between the Government and private sector in being able to provide trainees with industry relevant classroom as well as vessel-based offshore training in preparation for their employment as seafarers.
“Congratulations to the candidates for having successfully completed the pre-sea training and for being ready to take on the challenge of training while living onboard the vessels,” said Fayadh Amir.
Trainees were also advised to be steadfast and disciplined in facing the challenges of their chosen career in the marine industry by the director.
On completion of the six-month sea-time training, successful deck rating trainees will gain full-time employment onboard the PTAS Amanah vessels.
Following another renewal of the MOU between PTAS and IBTE last May 2022, both parties have once again collaborated to train eligible Bruneians to become seafarers in the marine industry, having provided training and offered employment to more than 130 Bruneians to date.
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN