• Irving Shipbuilding and Acadia University...

    OTTAWA, June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acadia University and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI), in partnership with the International Association of Maritime Security Professionals (IAMSP), are pleased to announce the creation of a new Professional Certificate in Maritime Security (PCMS) to be offered through Open Acadia starting in the fall of 2022. Announced at CANSEC, Canada's Global Defence and Security Trade show on June 1, the PCMS consists of two components: academic credit and non-credit courses offered through Open Acadia and specialized courses offered through IAMSP, based in London, UK.


  • Vice-President of the Association of Japanese...

    The administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), Noriel Arauz, received the vice president of the Japanese Shipowners Association (JSA), Keiji Tomoda; and the deputy general manager of the Planning Division of the JSA, Hiroyuki Yamagami, who were in our country to expand existing trade and cooperation ties, as well as to meet Panamanian seafarers first-hand. The official visit included a tour of the International Maritime University of Panama (UMIP) and the Columbus University, where they were received by their directors, who gave them the opportunity to interact with the teaching staff and cadets.

  • Solon sounds off ‘SOS’ for maritime schools

    SEN. Joel Villanueva has asked the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) to focus on ensuring the quality of Filipino maritime graduates for better employability, and not on curtailing access to maritime schools, as the agency proposed a moratorium on establishing new learning institutions of the latter’s kind.

  • Fifth MARAD Training Vessel Construction...

    Construction of the fifth training ship under the National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) program has been confirmed according to Philly Shipyard. The Philadelphia-based shipyard reported that it received confirmation of the contract from Tote Services, which is the contractor overseeing the program for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration. Funding for the vessel was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, which funds the U.S. Government through September 2022.


  • IMarEST UAE Secretary wins OUTSTANDING...

    The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) Outstanding Contribution Awards were presented in London wherein NIKEEL IDNANI, was felicitated in the ‘Contribution to marine education’ category. This honor is bestowed on an individual who has made a significant impact contributing and sustainably promoting further improvements in marine education.


  • The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and...

    The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport Branch in Sharjah (AASTS), hosted the the 2nd SeaPerch West Asia Challenge at its state-of-the-art campus. This was a part of the Arab Academy’s efforts to provide opportunities to students to showcase their skills by taking part in international events and competitions. The finals of the Seaperch West Asia Challenge were held on the 28th of March, 2022, in collaboration with the Sharjah Government.  By the end of the regional competition, three top teams were shortlisted to represent West Asian countries for the international finals, scheduled to take place from the 4th to 6th of June, 2022, at the University of Maryland, United States.


  • Legislature advances proposal to support maritime...

    The Maine House and Senate gave unanimous approval this week to a bill, LD 1389, sponsored by Rep. Scott Cuddy, D-Winterport, that would strengthen maritime education in Maine by restructuring the funding and supervision model of the Maine Ocean School (MOS) in Searsport.


  • Adani Skill Development Centre opens Cargo...

    A Cargo Handling Equipment Training Simulator facility was inaugurated at the Adani Skill Development Centre (ASDC), Krishnapatnam. With this the Krishnapatnam centre now has three types of ARI simulators –wagon loader, mobile crane and earth moving equipment simulators.


  • ADMA and ZMI MOU Signing Ceremony

    A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy (ADMA) and Zakher Marine International (ZMI), a long-established business providing services to Offshore Oil and Gas Industries and Offshore Marine Construction Companies.



Two New Themes for Seafarers Awareness Week

Announcing the themes ‘Maritime Jobs at Sea and Ashore’ and ‘Sea Ports for Prosperity’, Seafarers UK has launched this year’s Seafarers Awareness Week campaign, with the focus on promoting maritime career opportunities, both at sea and ashore, including in the UK’s thriving port industry.


Middlesex University Dubai to host the EU and UAE Conference

On 26 March 2017, Middlesex University Dubai will host a one-day EU and UAE Conference on the theme of ‘Rule of Law and Arbitration’. A unique opportunity for business leaders, legal professionals, academics and Middlesex University Dubai students to gain an insight on the subject from leading legal voices, the conference will discuss those legal issues of common interest to the UAE and European Union.