Panama International Maritime University

BMI verifies the UMIP training standards

BMI verifica estándares de formación de la UMIP

The Specialist Maritime Inspectorate of Belgium (BMI), completed an audit monitoring at the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) on content, curriculum, infrastructure and technology applied (simulators) and system quality of the university.

The objective of the audit was to verify compliance with the standards and regulations that qualifies the UMIP as a certified training center for BMI.

To carry out the audit process efficiently and smoothly, all university bodies participated.

BMI recognized the UMIP as [...]

New engineering simulator honors Dayra Wood Pino

Simulador de Calderas y Turbinas de Vapor.

The Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) opened a new boiler and steam turbine simulator which has been named in honor of Engineer Dayra Kariani Wood Pino, as a posthumous tribute to her memory.

Engineer Wood Pino died on August 4, 2012, in an unfortunate accident in Mexican waters aboard the tanker Valencia while performing her professional practice (sea time). This caused pain and consternation throughout the UMIP family.

The Academic Vice Chancellor of the UMIP, [...]

Increased labor demand in logistics, ocean science

Hay demanda de oficiales de marina mercante

In the maritime industry there is “a significant demand for professional labor from maritime careers related to logistics management and ancillary maritime industries in the area of ocean science,” said the rector of the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP), Engineer Victor Barahona Luna.

Statements of Luna Barahona were made during the closing ceremony of the 2014 Orientation Program of the UMIP.

He noted that “there are many professional development opportunities existing today, and they are [...]

Panamanian cadets to navigate in Europe

Six cadets from the Faculty of Marine Sciences of the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) have been certified by the Maritime Province of Belgium – Belgium Maritime Inspectorate – (BMI), which will, in their future, provide their services as merchant marine officers on ships with flags of the European Community.

The certificates were awarded to deck cadets Pedro Josue Quintero Flores and Tomás Edgardo Quibilan Ruiz, and four specialty engine room cadets, Abdul Jair Saucedo [...]

Evergreen begins selection process for UMIP cadets

Evergreen ha estado entrenando cadetes desde 1993

Evergreen Line has again begun selecting cadets of the School of Marine Sciences at the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP), who choose to embark on ships of this prestigious company to meet the requirement of professional practice.

Cadets undergo the rigors and high standards of assessment and selection in tests of the Evergreen Group, seeking to highlight key aspects of each individual and their values, cognitive abilities, reaction etc.

Cadets who are selected embark for [...]

UMIP adds new students

Nuevos estudiantes a la UMIP

Some 390 freshmen of the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP), starred on January 6 the registration process for Academic Period 2014-2015, which begins with a preparatory course that seeks to consolidate the acquired skills of students during their academic journey through high school.

If they successfully pass the preparatory course the new students will be added to over 900 students who are currently part of the UMIP academic group in the only university of Central [...]

No place for navy cadets to practice

No hay práctica para los cadetes

 By Capt. Demóstenes Sánchez

Of all the countries that have universities and naval schools that prepare merchant navy officers, Panama is the only one that does not have a school-ship where the cadets can do the necessary practice so they meet the requirements demanded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and earn their title as nautical engineers.

Currently, universities such as the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) and Columbus University [...]