First batch of international maritime scholars graduate from NMP

Date Posted: February 10th, 2017 10:07 AM

Six pioneer scholars of International Mariners Management Association of Japan-Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council, Inc. (IMMAJ-PJMCC) completed the IMO Model Course 6.10 Training Course for Simulator Instructors and Assessors at the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), the only government-owned maritime training and research institute in the country.

The scholars who completed the course were Chief Engr. Recto D. Ferrer of the Philippine College of Science and Technology, Second Engr. Amando D. Apog of DMMA College of Southern Phils., Chief Officer Manuel G. Miraflores of Palawan Polytechnic College, OIECEW Danilo M. Patacsil of Asian Institute of Maritime Studies, and OICNW Narciso M. Destacamento from VMA Global College.

The program is part of NMP’s continuing mission to upgrade the country’s maritime manpower resources through its series of capacity building intervention, particularly on training the Filipino seafarers.

The training of the scholars was made possible through an agreement entered between the NMP and IMMAJ-PJMCC, with the ultimate goal of ensuring the constant availability of competent Filipino seafarers in the world shipping market.


Under the agreement, IMMAJ-PJMCC sponsors the participation of maritime faculty personnel who will come from member-schools of the Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions (PAMI), while the NMP delivers the course in accordance with applicable international and national standards.

The IMMAJ-PJMCC is an association of Japanese shipowners, ship managers and Filipino manning agencies established to initiate and implement projects related to training and competence development of Filipino seafarers and maritime cadets serving Japanese-owned and controlled overseas vessels.

The NMP, on the other hand, continues to offer other professional development courses, such as Training Course for Instructors (IMO Model Course 6.09) and Training Course on the Assessment, Examination and Certification of Seafarers (IMO Model Course 3.12). Other offerings include Deck Courses, Engine Courses, Specialized Courses and Basic Courses.

The NMP continuously upgrades its facilities and provides maritime trainings required pursuant to the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Convention as amended in 2010 and other value-adding courses required by employers.

The NMP encourages those interested to avail of its maritime training programs to visit the NMP facebook page (\nmptrainingcenter) and website ( for related information about NMP’s offered trainings.

END/NMP Report/Tim Laderas

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