NMP, off to a
good start in 2019: 443 trainees as of January 18
January 30, 2019
TACLOBAN CITY – The
National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), a premier government-owned
maritime training and research institution located at Brgy.
Cabalawan, Tacloban City, is off to a good start this year as it
surpasses its monthly target number of trainees for the month of
As of 18 January 2019, NMP
trained a total of four hundred forty-three (443) maritime trainees
comprised of aspiring and active seafarers, maritime instructors and
assessors and supervisors and other maritime allied personnel.
Out of the total, 329
(74%) took the Basic Courses, 45 (10%) enrolled in Specialized
Courses, 38 (9%) availed of Deck Courses, 18 (4%) listed in Faculty
Development Courses, and the remaining 13 (3%) came from Engine
Four hundred two (402)
trainees are set to finish their trainings on 31 January 2019.
This is a well-grounded
start for the Agency as it endeavors to attain its target of ten
thousand (10,000) trainees trained in CY 2019.
In the interim, NMP is
addressing the deficiencies noted by the Maritime Industry Authority
(MARINA) in connection with its application for full course
accreditation of four (4) courses whose provisional authority will
expire on 07 February 2019, namely: Basic Training (BT), Advance
Training in Fire Fighting (ATFF), Proficiency in Survival Craft and
Rescue Boat (PSCRB), and Medical Emergency First Aid (MEFA).
follow-up with MARINA is being made relative to NMP’s application
for full course accreditation of Ratings Forming Part of
Navigational Watch (RFNW) and Ratings Forming Part of Engineering
Watch (RFPEW) which were pilot-tested last 15-19 October 2018.
Also, three (3) new
courses are targeted to be developed this year, namely: Safe Mooring
Practice; Oily Water Separator and Training for Harbor Pilot.
In its effort to
contribute in providing employment to Filipino seafarers, NMP
continues to upgrade its facilities and provide quality maritime
trainings required pursuant to the Standards of Training,
Certification and Watchkeeping Convention (STCW) for Seafarers as
amended in 2010.
On the pipeline, funded by
the NMP insurance proceeds from GSIS (in relation to the damages due
to Super Typhoon Yolanda), are the acquisition of Full Mission
Engine Room Simulator (FMERS) and the construction of Wharf
Extension for the Free-Fall Enclosed Lifeboat with Davit which was
donated by the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the
Those interested in NMP
research undertakings may visit the NMP website (www.nmp.gov.ph) and
access the e-Research Information System Portal which is designed
for gathering inputs for NMP’s research, dissemination of NMP
completed researches and other articles pertaining to maritime
For more information about
NMP trainings viewers may visit the agency’s facebook page (www.facebook.com/nmptrainingcenter)
where all related information on NMP trainings are available.
NMP also encourages
seafarers to avail of the NMP-OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare
Administration) Seafarers’ Upgrading Program (SUP) which entitles
the beneficiary to receive financial assistance for training costs
from the OWWA.