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Center for Advanced Maritime Studies in the Asia/Pacific Region

The world fleet heavily depends on senior officers from OECD and traditional maritime countries. However, these senior officers are aging and the impact of their retirement without well-trained and experienced replacements could be severe. On the other hand, Asian seafarers should progress to senior officer positions as date shows that there are much less Asian officers currently manning the world fleet as substantial numbers prefer to retire before reaching the age of 50. The needs of Asian senior officers and maritime professionals also remain unaddressed. going the through the findings of the BIMCO/ISF report, there is clearly a need to progress seafarers from the region to senior officer positions.

These key issues and findings are certainly indicative of the concerns that need to be addressed in the near term.

AMOSUP, through the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, seeks to address these growing concerns with the establishment of the Center for Advanced Maritime Studies (CAMS) in the Asia/Pacific Region.