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Training Agreement Is Signed.

Sohar, May 15 (ONA)--- The International Maritime College Oman (IMCO) and Oman Shipping Company (OSC) signed a Letter of Intent whereby OSC will sponsor up to 100 sea training positions a year for Deck Officer and Marine Engineering students of IMCO. Typically, this will be 12 months for Deck Officer and 6 months for Marine Engineering Officers, enabling students to receive a Certificate of Competence at Operational Level, as part of the College's Diplomat Programme. Nicholas F. Fisher, Chief Executive Officer of OSC outlined the Company's intentions as part of its ongoing commitment to build on Oman's Seafaring traditions and creating International job opportunities for Omani citizens. To date, OSC has sponsored over 70 cadets since IMCO launched in 2005. The International Maritime College Oman (IMCO) is an institute of Higher Education jointly owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman (70%) and the STC-Group of the Netherlands (30%), established to provide internationally recognised training and education in the maritime, logistics industries. Oman Shipping Company is a closed joint stock company, incorporated in 2003 and owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman through the Ministry of Finance (80%) and Oman Oil Company (20%). Headquartered in Muscat, Oman, it was established to transport the Sultanate's oil and gas products to world markets, provide Omani shipping services to the country's trade partners in other commodities, and to re-vitalize Oman's seafaring tradition. The Company is involved in ship owning, chartering and management activities.

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