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|NPMTCI Granted Provisional Authority by MARINA to Offer ATSOPW (Polar Advanced) Course|
|Aug 29, 2020|
The months of July and August give NPMTCI big reasons to celebrate as these months mark another milestone on the company’s pursuit to provide quality training services to its stakeholders. Despite some difficulties due to the implemented community quarantine, NPMTCI successfully completed the ocular inspection and documentary audit on July 30 – 31, 2020 and pilot class demonstrations on Aug 3 - 7 and Aug 10 – 14, 2020 in close coordination with MARINA. This is in line with NPMTCI’s application for accreditation to offer Advanced Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (ATSOPW) in accordance with MARINA Cir. 2013-01, series of 2012 and aligned with the new training standards under STCW Advisory 2019-05.
On 26 August 2020, the good news reached NPMTCI office that the company was finally granted the Provisional Authority (PA) and became the sole training center in the Philippines to offer and conduct pilot training for ATSOPW. Part of the authorization is the assurance that certificates of training completion issued after the PA issuance will be recognized by MARINA for certification purposes.
Likewise, the team of duly approved Instructors, Assessors, and Supervisor to conduct pilot classes were recognized, namely:
Capt. Mario F. Juliano - Training Supervisor
Capt. Jowel B. Alcoran - Instructor / Assessor / Supervisor
Capt. Mario G. Malibiran - Instructor / Assessor
Capt. Ramon V. Padilla - Assessor
The issued PA is valid for six months commencing 03 August 2020 subject to re-evaluation prior to accreditation.
On this recent achievement of the company, Mr. Stavros J. Tiliakos, Owner’s representative congratulated the NPMCTI team who tirelessly worked hard to accomplish such a feat. Through an email message he conveyed, “…congratulations to all Nautilus staff that accomplished such a project as a team and under difficult situations during Covid - 19 era.” Meanwhile, C/E Michael L. De Guzman, Training Director, attributed this successful endeavor as a “team accomplishment.”
This project was spearheaded by C/E Michael L. De Guzman, Training Director ; Capt. Mario F. Juliano, Training Consultant and the author of related training documentations; C/M Auron A. Miniano, Training Supervisor; Ms. Analyn O. Aurel, Registrar; Mr. Rito Llansa, IT Support; and the rest of the members of Faculty and Admin Staff.
NPMTCI Team with the MARINA Inspection Team. (L-R) Mr. Omar B. Jordan, QMR; CM Auron Miniano, Training Supervisor; Capt. Enrico O. Santos, from Marina Technical Division; Ms. Wilma Dela Cruz both from Marina Accreditation Division; Ms. Rina Legaspi from Marina RDD; Ms. Anne O. Aurel, Registrar; CE Michael L. De Guzman, Training Director; Mr. Ferdinand E. Francisco, form Marina Accreditation Division; and Capt. Mario F. Juliano, Training Consultant.
Ms. Presca Lee B. Lugo (center), Maritime Education and Training Standards Supervisor (METSS) inspects the main bridge and verifies scenarios simulated during trainings. Also, in attendance during the inspection were (from L) Capt. Jowel B. Alcoran, Instructor / Assessor / Supervisor; Capt. Mario G. Malibiran, Instructor / Assessor; Ms. Rina Legaspi from Marina RDD; and CE Michael L. De Guzman, Training Director.
Capt. Mario F. Juliano, Training Consultant, in a tete-a-tete with Capt. Enrico O. Santos, Technical member of the inspection team, at the main bridge. Simulation scenarios were carefully scrutinized during the inspection to ensure that relevant competencies are captured during trainings.
The MARINA Inspection team in action. (L-R) Mr. Ferdinand E. Francisco, Accreditation Division; Ms. RINA Legaspi, RDD Division; and Ms. Wilma Dela Cruz-Accreditation Division.