Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) and the IMarEST
In partnership to support the enhancement, attraction and development of marine professionals in the Philippines.
The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) is a non-stock, non-profit maritime higher educational institution which is established in 1998 by the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP), composed of influential organizations in the international maritime industry: the Filipino Association of Maritime Employers (FAME), the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), the All Japan Seamen’s Union, the Norwegian Seafarers’ Union (NSU), the International Maritime Employers Committee Limited (IMEC), the Danish Shipowners Association, the Norwegian Shipowners Association (NSA), Japanese Shipowners Association (JSA) and
the International Mariners Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ).
AMOSUP founded by Capt Gregorio S Oca(RIP) is currently led by Dr Conrad Oca, MD. MAAP campus opened its doors to its first batch of students in 1999 with VAdm. Eduardo Ma. R Santos, AFP (Ret), former Flag-Officer of the Philippine Navy as its pioneer President (1999 to date) and Prof. Angelica M. Baylon, PhD as its pioneer Executive Dean (1999-2002); pioneer Director for Research and Extension Services (1999-2014) and pioneer External Relations Director (2014 to date).
Internationally (DNV and PSB) accredited maritime school with 40 global shipping sponsors, MAAP encourages deserving Filipino students to avail the 4-year scholarship for a rewarding career in the seafaring profession (BS Marine Transportation and BS Marine Engineering). Scholarship opportunity at MAAP is open to all interested students (age 17-21) nationwide who passed series of competitive entrance examination stages. Short training courses are also offered for the international workforce (seafarers) by MAAP Training Center.
MAAP is an accredited specialized professional institution by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the only maritime school allowed to offer a vertically articulated graduate course on MS in Marine Transportation and MS in Marine Engineering.
MAAP tops the licensure examination for Deck and Engine consistently for the past six years ( AY 2010 to AY 2015 ).