MAAP's Center for Advanced Maritime Studies to Optimize Officers' Career Advancement

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KAMAYA POINT, Mariveles, Bataan - Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) President Eduardo Ma. R. Santos said Thursday the Center for Advanced Maritime Studies (CAMS) has been established in response to the Principals' need for senior officers to fill high-level positions ashore, and at the same time "provide career advancement for management level officers working aboardship."Interviewed during the CAMS ground-breaking ceremonies last weekend at MAAP's west campus, Barangay Alas-asin here, graced by International Transport Federation (ITF) President Padraig "Paddy" Crumlin, other maritime brass here and abroad, Santos told the Manila Bulletin the establishment of CAMS is the answer to the call for the continuing "maritime education and training efforts" for professional development and training of senior officers' (age range of 40 to 55 years old), for them to progress in their career through high-level studies and training.Santos, a retired vice admiral and former flag-officer-in-command of the Philippine Navy and vice chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), pointed out that the establishment of CAMS is certainly an ambitious, but "timely" attempt to provide the Philippines, Japan, Australia and the global maritime industry the "much needed" maritime professional and technical human resources. …