International Maritime University of Panama

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The International Maritime University of Panama (in Spanish: Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panam) (UMIP) is a maritime college in Panama City, Panama. It trains cadets to become merchant marine ships' officers. It is located in the Albrook area of Panama City, on the site of the former Albrook Air Force Base.

Its main building (Building 810 in Albrook) was severely damaged by a fire in January 2008, although there were no injuries or fatalities. The fire is believed to have started in a storage area on the building's top floor.[1] [2]

UMIP was established by a law passed in 2005, and it absorbed the former Escuela Náutica de Panamá, which was founded in 1958.

The university's rector (president) is Victor Luna.

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  1. ^ Jordán Serrano, Wilfredo (martes 2008-01-15). "Industria marítima – Pese a incendio, Umip dará clases" (in Spanish). Panamá: La Prensa. Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2008-01-21. Como resultado del incendio en el ático, el edificio 810 quedó inutilizable porque se le quemó el techo.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Cortés, Lisbeth (2008-01-12). "Siniestros: se quemo el ultimo piso - UMIP en llamas" (in Spanish). Panamá: Crítica. Archived from the original on 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2008-01-21.