Diseases While At Sea And Claiming Your Medical Benefits

Seafaring is considered one of the most hazardous occupations. Aside from accidents, seafarers are also exposed to various diseases. This may be due to onboard work, change in climate conditions, working hours, personal health habits, etc. They are also prone to pandemic and epidemic diseases from visiting ports in different countries. With this, it is […]

Tips on Acing Maritime Job Interviews

A seafarer’s training in the Philippines usually involves application of technical concepts learned in various courses towards different duties on board. Whether it’s regularly checking tank soundings or maintaining a ship’s safety standards, a seafarer’s job involves a lot of heavy lifting and nitty-gritty tasks to ensure a well-oiled machine in both the crew and […]

Singapore Maritime Week 2018 officially kicks off

The 13th Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) officially launched its opening ceremony on April 22, 2018 at Suntec City Mall with the theme “Positioning for Future Growth – Driving Connectivity, Innovation and Talent.” Organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the event gathered the international maritime community for a week-long event full of […]

Philippine Senate adopts 7 treaties to boost maritime safety and security

With 19-0 votes, these new Senate Resolutions will now be implemented to help boost PH maritime safety and security. Sponsored by Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Philippine senate has now adopted the following maritime treaties: SR No. 648 – International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on […]

OPITO adds Atlas Assessment to skills screening tool

OPITO Training at CTSI OPITO partners with Atlas Professionals to develop a drilling assessment tool to help employers find skilled and competent teams, and ensure a sustainable and safe environment offshore. The screening tool is an online, user friendly platform adopted by oil and gas employers to measure the knowledge of the workforce and identify […]