Hattan bin Abdul Karim Timraz, dean of the faculty of maritime studies at King Abdul Aziz University

Dr. Hattan bin Abdul Karim Timraz
Updated 02 July 2019
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Hattan bin Abdul Karim Timraz, dean of the faculty of maritime studies at King Abdul Aziz University

Dr. Hattan bin Abdul Karim Timraz has been dean of the faculty of maritime studies at King Abdul Aziz University since 2017.
He has also been an assistant professor of international maritime law since 2015.
Timraz has held various positions at the Jeddah university over the past 13 years and was vice dean of the faculty of maritime studies from 2015 prior to his appointed as the department head. He was in charge of education and was head of cooperation and international relations at the faculty between 2015 and 2018.
He began his academic career as a lecturer in the maritime studies department before moving to the UK to pursue his higher education. 
He has a deck officer license from the British Maritime and Coastguard Agency and has sailed on oil tankers belonging to Vela International Marine, a Saudi Aramco-owned company.
Timraz holds a bachelor’s degree in merchant ship operations from Southampton’s Solent University, in the UK. He gained a master’s degree in international maritime and commercial law and a Ph.D. in maritime law from Swansea University, also in the UK.
King Abdul Aziz University is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region to award bachelor’s degrees in marine surveying, navigation, engineering and transportation. It also offers international professional certification in different specializations.
The dean said that his faculty’s main objective was to provide world-class education and training in the field of marine transport and surveying for students looking to work on ocean-going vessels.


France: ‘not very credible’ that Houthis attacked Saudi oil plants

Updated 19 September 2019

France: ‘not very credible’ that Houthis attacked Saudi oil plants

  • The Frrench foreign minister said to wait for the results of the investigation
  • Iran, which supports the Houthi group, has denied any involvement in the attacks

PARIS: A claim from Yemen’s Houthis they were responsible for the attack on Saudi oil facilities is “not very credible,” France’s foreign minister said on Thursday.
“Yemen’s rebels have announced they have triggered this attack. That is not very credible, relatively speaking,” the minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, told C News television.
“There is an international investigation, let’s wait for its results. I don’t have a specific opinion before these results,” he said, adding the investigation into the Saudi oil attacks will be fast.
The Trump administration and Saudi Arabia have pointed the finger at Iran for the Sept. 14 raids, which hit the world’s biggest crude oil processing facility and initially knocked out half of Saudi output.
Iran, which supports the Houthi group, has denied any involvement in the attacks.