The Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) has graduated 108 new engineer officers.
These first student promotions of 2012 are the largest number of the UMIP since its founding in 2005. In all, 48 cadets graduated from the Nautical Engineering in Naval Machinery Faculty, 59 from Nautical Engineering in Navigation and one cadet of the Faculty of Engineering in Marine and Coastal Resources with specialization in marine biology from the Faculty of Ocean Sciences, making a total of 108 new professionals.
The first place of honor was taken by cadet Javier Antonio Walcott Humprhey, who was not present at the graduation, because with another 16 cadets, they were carrying out their practical studies on international waters.
The second position of honor went to cadet Elizabeth Shantal Reyna Pardo, and the third position of honor to cadet Franklin Humberto Peña Barría.
During the ceremony the UMIP Rector, engineer Víctor Luna Barahona, emphasized the commitment of the UMIP to make all efforts to obtain interviews for professional practice at sea for each and every one of the graduated cadets. “We guarantee that we will go face to face with representatives of shipping companies in order that cadets get the opportunity to sail in the world merchant fleet.
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