"Sonatide" trains first Angolan ship captains
Luanda - Angolan company "Sonatide Marine", associated to the Sonangol Group, presented the first Angolan commander of ships that supply services to oil companies, who also received the title of masters of navigation.
According to a note made available to ANGOP this Monday, the captains Dinis Miguel and João Barros, both from Cabinda province, were trained in Ghana and in South Africa, having obtained an excellent qualification.
The note reveals that the graduates were chosen due to their dedication and commitment to work. Both are part of a group of 25 Angolan trained marine officers, but the only ones with the rank of captains.
The communiqué reads that the upgrading of officers is part of a training programme being carried out by Sonatide Marine, under the patronage of the National Fuel Society of Angola (Sonangol), under the Angolanisation scheme of the personnel linked to the oil sector.
Sonatide Marine is a company of the Sonangol Group, and was created through a partnership between Sonangol and Tidewater Marine International, under the terms of 51 and 49 percent, respectively.