The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) is a non-stock, non-profit maritime higher educational institution which is owned, developed and operated by the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines. AMOSUP is founded by the late Capt. Gregorio S Oca. The new AMOSUP President, Dr. Conrado F. oca, heads the Academy's board of governors. The board is comprised of representatives from the private sector, the Internation Transport Workers Federation, the All Japan Seamen's Union, the International Mariners Management Association of Japan, the Norweigan Seafarers' Union, the International Maritime Employers' Committee, the Danish Shipowners' Association, the Norweigan Shipowners' Association, and the Japanese Shipowners' Association.
Recognizing the Filipino as one of the most valuable human resources, the All-Japan Seamen’s Union (JSU) and the International Mariners Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ) has partnered with MAAP to build a second facility within the Academy grounds, the JSU-IMAAJ Campus.
MAAP’s primary objective is to meet the ever increasing demand of both local and foreign shipping companies with well disciplined, ably trained, competendt and qualified deck officers and marine engineers who are readily at hand in a globally competitive maritime trade and industry.