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AMOSUP celebrates the shift to a greener shipping on World Maritime Day 2022


The Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) held a two-part
event to commemorate the World Maritime Day themed “New Technologies for Greener Shipping”
with representatives from the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) forming the
committee and as the host school at the JSU-AMOSUP Sports Complex and Maritime Museum on
September 29, 2022.

AMOSUP President Dr Conrado F. Oca officially opened the event by encouraging the participating
maritime students to keep on learning and pushing themselves to keep up with the looming changes
in shipping. Dr Oca also involved the participants by interviewing them during his speech, followed
by talks about Green Shipping given by C/M Marion Penales, Seafarer’s Rights by C/E Arvin Ivan
Peralta, and Mental Health by Mr R-Dee Diones. Furthermore, the awarding of the winners of the
AMOSUP. Contemporary Media Contests – Feature Writing, Essay Writing, Infographic Poster Making
for students, and Photo and Vlogging Contest for Seafarers, was also conducted, recognising the
talents of the seafarers and maritime students.

1CL Andres Tristram Garong won Php 10,000 as the champion in Feature Writing, followed by 3CL
Wayne Jacel Bugtong as first runnerup with Php 7,000, while 2CL Reindel De Guzman and 2CL
Gemnheal Lagat mirrored their awards respectively in the Essay Writing, and 2CL Anthony Sevilla
won Php 1,000 for placing fifth in Infographics Poster Making.

The afternoon consisted of group activities followed by a Quiz Bee Competition, in which the Asian
Institute of Maritime Studies (AIMS) won first place with a cash prize of PhP 15,000, followed by Far
East Air Transport Incorporated (FEATI) University in second place and NYKTDG Maritime Academy
(NTMA) at third place.

Prior to the quiz bee, mini contests like Q&A’s provided with cash prizes ensured active participation
from all participating students as the event served to be informative and educational, not only to the
aspiring seafarers but also to the professionals present, as the topics discussed psychosocial and
economic factors at play in the realities in the maritime industry. AMOSUP Executive Vice President
VADM Eduardo Ma R Santos AFP (Ret) concluded the celebration by providing his insights into
greener shipping innovations such as decarbonisation and electronic training record books and
inspiring future seafarers to keep their determination to study.

“All that we need from you, young men and women, is your determination, your passion, to
continue studying, to learn well, and to be able to adjust and cooperate at sea,” he said. – By Midn
3CL Angelo Jabonete.