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News from Our Members

MAAP (Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific), The Philippines

On June 25, 2021, MAAP President VADM Santos and SPU President Sister Merceditas Ang of St. Paul University (3rd Place Winner) served as panel discussants in a webinar discussing the role of internationalization during and after COVID-19.

Click here to watch the webinar video.

May 27 and June 10, 2021 – Chaired session APEC SEN EG3 - APEC SEN (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Seafarer Excellence Network)

On May 27, 2021, the first session of the Expert Group 3 meeting was chaired by EG3 Vice-Chair Dr. Angelica Baylon from MAAP. Issues related to seafarer recruitment, career development, and job transition were discussed. Click here to read more.

May and June 2021 – MAAP awarded Internationalization Award and participates in the panel discussion at the Internationalization Forum

May 19, 2021, under the leadership of its President VADM Eduardo Ma R Santos, AFP (Ret), the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), was declared Second Place Winner in the First Philippine Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) Internationalization Award. There are 2300 HEIS with 87 Maritime HEIs in the Philippines.

The Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) awarded the prestigious recognition to MAAP. Dr. Angelica M Baylon is MAAP External Relations Director.

On June 25, 2021, MAAP President VADM Santos and SPU President Sister Merceditas Ang of St. Paul University (3rd Place Winner) served as panel discussants in a webinar discussing the role of internationalization during and after COVID-19. The session was conducted as part of the Forum on Higher Education of the Future facilitated by UPOU Chancellor Dr. Melinda Baldarama via FB live stream, youtube, and zoom.

Video available here.

MAAP is an active regular member of GlobalMET. MAAP President VADM Santos, who is also GLOBALMET Vice-Chair, thanked and acknowledged the support of its international affiliations, such as GlobalMET and other partners, both maritime and non-maritime organizations thru his PowerPoint presentation. For MAAP internationalization, GlobalMET had helped the Academy improve its quality education and training towards global competitiveness, and the same has been shared with other maritime HEIs in the country. GlobalMET has been part of the PAEPI initiative.

May 27, 2021, and June 10, 2021 – Chaired session APEC SEN EG3

APEC SEN (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Seafarer Excellence Network)

On May 27, 2021, the first session of the Expert Group 3 meeting was chaired by EG3 Vice-Chair Dr. Angelica Baylon from MAAP. Issues related to seafarer recruitment, career development, and job transition were discussed. Detailed report here.

This was followed up through a second session of the APEC SEN Recruitment, Career Development, and Job Transition (Expert Group 3) meeting discussion group on 10 June 2021. Detailed report here.

Maritime experts from around the globe participated in the meeting and discussed initiatives to facilitate the intended APEC SEN Conference and Job Fair project. GlobalMET was represented by Capt. Richard Teo from Australia. Details on the discussion are available here and here.

MAAP and GlobalMET are active expert members of APEC SEN Group 3 (Recruitment, Career Development, and Job Transition) and jointly support the envisioned APEC SEN Capacity Building Conference and Job Fair to maximize cross labor mobility of seafarers for the digital age.

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March 2021 – Women in the maritime sector webinar

On March 29, 2021, MAAP ERO Director Dr. Angelica Baylon joined the Women in Maritime Webinar – “Exploring Difficulties Endured by Women in the Maritime Industry and Importance of MET Institutions in Increasing Awareness and Eradicating the Gap”. Watch the video and interview on Seaversity’s you tube channel here

Dr. Bayon spoke about the challenges faced by women in seafarers towards gender equity in the maritime workplace and the role of MET institutions, especially MAAP, in increasing awareness of gender equity. Webinar recap available here. Manila Times news item here. MAAP, as a member of GlobalMET, also supports its advocacy in contributing its share to accomplish SDG 5 (Gender Equality and Inclusivity) for sustainability.

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April 2019 – APEC MARINA Strategy Planning meeting

On April 3-5, 2019, the Philippine Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and KIMFT co-hosted the 2nd APEC Strategy Planning Meeting for the Seafarers Excellence Network of the Asia Pacific (SENAP renamed APEC SEN). The meeting was held at the AMOSUP Convention Hall. Detailed report here and here, video available here.

October 2019 – Inauguration of APEC SEN office with KIMFT Busan

From October 19-24, 2019, the Korea Institute of Maritime Fisheries and Technology (KIMFT) in Busan hosted the opening ceremonies and launching of the APEC SEN Secretariat Office. MAAP President Vadm Eduardo Ma R Santos, AFP (Ret), also the AMOSUP Executive VP represented MAAP as guest of honor and speaker. Read the detailed report here. The video can be seen here

Dr. Angelica Baylon, MAAP ERO Director, as one of the resource speakers and session chair, was elected Vice-Chair of APEC SEN EG3, with Dr. Xiuying Bi from Guangzhou Maritime University, China, as elected Chair of APEC SEN EG3 from 2019 to date. Expert group discussions also commenced. Photos here.

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GlobalMET-TKF-MAAP Learning Progam

Global Maritime Education and Training Association, TK Foundation and Maritime Academy of Asia and Pacific

Other than our work at the IMO, GlobalMET is active in organizing and supporting webinars, meetings and conferences on subjects related to the maritime sector and maritime education and training (MET). We promote the interests of our members and put forward their viewpoint at various venues.

A new page added on this website enables our members to share news and happenings at their organization with other GlobalMET members as well as the rest of the world.

25 February 2021 - Cadets’ Graduation Parade held at BMA Bangladesh

With inputs from Dr. Sajid Hussain CEng CMarEng FIMarEST, Commandant, Bangladesh Marine Academy.

Member website: www.macademy.gov.bd

On 25 February 2021, the Graduation Parade of 192 marine cadets (including 6 lady marine cadets) of the 55th Batch was organized at the Bangladesh Marine Academy (BMA).

BMA Main entrance (Source: Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chattogram)

BMA Cadets 55th Graduation Parade (Source: Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chattogram)

H E Sheikh Hasina – Hon’ble Prime Minister attended the program virtually as the Chief Guest. Mr. Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury MP – Hon’ble Shipping Minister, Mr. Mezbah Uddin Chowdhury – Shipping Secretary and marine dignitaries attended the ceremony.

Cadet Abir Mohammad Sadman Noor was awarded the President’s Gold Medal for being the best all-round cadet of the batch.

Naturally, health and safety precautions were taken and social distancing was maintained among the participants and audience due to the current pandemic. For the 3 year program at BMA, officer cadets attend classes for 24 months (2 years) followed by 12 months (3rd year) on board ocean going ships.

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BMA Cadets 55th Graduation Parade (Source: Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chattogram)

Located in Chattogram (earlier known as Chittagong), Bangladesh Marine Academy has been a member of GlobalMET since 2010 and has been active in conducting Bachelor of Maritime Science (Hons) degree courses, Pre-Sea Nautical/Engineering courses and various STCW Courses at its premises (www.macademy.gov.bd) in Bangladesh.

The Commandant’s address at the BMA Cadets 55th Graduation Parade (Source: Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chattogram)

BMA is a proud member of GlobalMET.

Online attendance by the Bangladesh Prime Minister HE Sheikh Hasina at the BMA Cadets 55th Graduation Parade (Source: Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chattogram)

IMEC (The International Maritime Employers' Council)

Website: http://www.imec.org.uk/

News from our members – May 2021 – MAAP IMEC cadet graduation

Despite the Covid related disruptions, 95 cadets of the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) graduated after their training at the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP). They are a part of the almost 1,500 graduates belonging to the IMEC cadet program. IMEC and MAAP are proud members of GlobalMET.

With inputs from: Adam Lewis, Head of Training & Operations, International Maritime Employers’ Council Ltd., UK.

University of Trinidad and Tobago - MTCC

August 2021

MTCC Caribbean Presents at MTCC Africa’s Webinar on GHG Reduction Measures

In August 2021, a series of webinars was hosted by MTCC Caribbean. Its Deputy Direct and GHG Adviser, Mr. Stephan Nanan, and Technical Head, Captain Sukhjit Singh, delivered two featured presentations at MTCC Africa’s webinar titled GHG Reduction Measures in The African Maritime Sector In-Line with The International and National Regulations. This internal collaboration within the GMN was part of an effort to drive global efforts towards the decarbonisation of maritime transport by promoting technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency and help navigate shipping into a low-carbon future. The webinar also featured presentations from Engineer Denis Mulwa, Energy Efficiency Expert, MTCC Africa and Engineer Luke Samba, GHG Expert, MTCC Africa.

The Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) Caribbean is one of 5 regional MTCCs developed under the Global MTCC Network (GMN) project. This project is finance by the European Union and implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is the host institution for the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for the Caribbean (MTCC Caribbean) and is a member of GlobalMET.

29 June 2021 – Webinar on Maritime Energy Efficiency Technologies

On 29th June, UTC-MTCC held a webinar to discuss the barriers to maritime energy efficiency technologies with respect to the Caribbean as well as opportunities in the sector. Further details can be found here.

UTT is a member of GlobalMET. Their maritime campus at Chaguaramas, Carenage in Trinidad and Tobago contains world class faculty teaching international programmes accredited by IMaREST and MCA as well as bridge and engine simulators. Further details can be found on their website https://mtcc-caribbean.com/.