Maritime Training

Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, Kamaya Point, Mariveles, Bataan

MAAP Receives ISO 9001:2015 Recertification

Following its 2017 periodic audit, the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) has recently received its ISO 9001:2015 recertification issued by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL) or DNV-GL. This second audit focused on effective risk management on quality processes. MAAP President Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma. R. Santos AFP (Ret) said, “This achievement is the result…

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Information Technology Applications in the Maritime Industry

Ships have undergone many advancements in terms of design, materials, propulsion, and navigation systems. From the first ships that used muscle and wind power, to modern-day vessels that have efficient fuel and electrical systems; from wooden ships, to modern vessels made of steel and composite materials; from using star maps and astrolabes, to using GPS and computerized maps, shipping has…


Maritime Awards 2016

The Maritime Forum presents, in commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of the Founding of its convener, The Maritime League, the 2016 Maritime Awards for excellence in various endeavors in the Philippine maritime community will be presented on November 25, 2016. An Awards Committee to review the final list was confirmed during the 116th Maritime Forum held at the NAMRIA, Lawton…


Transas Advanced Ship Simulator Installed at the City of Glasgow College

On the first of June 2016, Transas completed the installation of Scotland’s most advanced integrated ship simulator suite in the City of Glasgow College, the country’s largest college. The simulation solution from Transas forms a core part of the new Riverside Campus, Phase One of the City of Glasgow College’s super campus development. The installed simulator suite includes a full…



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Embodying safety projects in maritime schools

For many years the main focus of seafarer’s training has been on improving the technical aspects of naviga­tion and engineering systems to improve safety – the man-machine interface competence. Though these efforts have been very successful in the reduction of accident rates in the safety critical maritime industry, it appears that a ‘safety level plateau’ has now been reached. Accidents…


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MAAP hosts successful 8th International Conference on Engine Room Simulators -the ICERS 8

The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) in cooperation with the International Maritime Lecturers’ Association (IMLA) recently hosted 8th International Conference on Engine Simulators (ICERS-8) last November 5-9 at the Sheraton Park Hotel Manila. Recognized as the prime producer of competent seafarer’s to the global shipping fleet, the Philippines is primarily responsible for the growing popularity of maritime…


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“K” Line Training Program for Seafarers on LNG Carriers Meets SIGTTO Standards

A training program established by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) for seafarers assigned to LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) carriers has been accredited by the Norwegian shipping classification society Det Norske Veritas (DNV) to be in accordance with LNG Shipping Suggested Competency Standards (SIGTTO Standards). SIGTTO (Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators Limited) with a membership that includes…