Toufic Helou


Mr. Helou is a full-time instructor at IMA. He has been a volunteer in the Lebanese Civil Defense - Sea Rescue Unit since 2001. He has long years of experience as a seaman on many levels. He is a sea rescue trainer, life guard trainer, diving instructor, first aid and CPR instructor, EFR Emergency First Response instructor, and air rescue instructor. He served as Harbor Master/Water Safety Manager at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Jeddah – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from June 2009 till February 2012. Since 2002 Mr. Helou obtained many licenses and certifications including Boat Master-Master of Power Yacht 200 GT from the International Sailing Schools Association, Air Rescue Certificate from the Lebanese Civil Defense - Sea Rescue Unit, STCW 95 & ISPS certificate in addition to the following certificates from IYT: International Certificate for Operations of Pleasure Craft, International Bareboat Skipper (Power), Small Power Boat & RIB Master, VHF Radio Operator Certificate of Competency.