Be aware of the most controversial and must-know issues in the world of sea-faring. CTSI keeps you updated with all there is to know about maritime and offshore training through its blog entries. Read on!


Seafarer’s Bill of Rights

September 10, 2014

Seafarer Bill of Rights

The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 is an essential list of guidelines for anyone who wish to get involve with the maritime industry. As background, this so-called Seafarer’s Bill of Rights is consist of 16 Articles and the Code and requires the the Maritime Labour Certificate and a Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance to be with any practicing seafarer

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Philippine Maritime Industry Facts

April 11, 2014


It’s quite normal to spot a Filipino student in his crisp maritime school uniform. Another normal scenario in a Filipino household is to have a parent working overseas as a seafarer, with all the fruits of their labor and quite a number of shipping memorabilia displayed at home.

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The STCW 2010 Manila Amendments

March 6, 2014

The 2010 Manila Amendments


In our previous blog, we have talked about the revisions done to the STCW Convention and Code particularly with the Security Certification of each seafarer. Now, we will tackle more the 2010 Manila Amendments as a whole.

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STCW Security Certification for Seafarers: A Quick Guide

February 27, 2014

STCW Manila AmendmentsThe STCW Convention and Code is responsible for setting the qualification standards for seafarers on seagoing. It started with the 1978 Convention which included basic requirement on training, certification and watchkeeping on an international level.

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Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry

September 12, 2013

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The oil and gas industry, or commonly known as the offshore industry, is the world’s most in demand market. With the world consuming 30 billion barrels of oil per year, petroleum has become the most valuable commodity traded in the global markets.

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What OPITO Stands for in the Offshore Industry

September 4, 2013

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In every industry and society, a set of rules is needed in order to achieve balance and discipline. The oil and gas industry is no stranger to this fact. Thus, the existence of its ruling body – the OPITO.

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The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC): A Seafarer’s Protection

August 28, 2013

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August 20, 2013 marked a glorious day in the lives of seafarers. On the said date, the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC 2006) took effect which will ensure that seafarers will get their needed protection and benefits in the ship.

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The Seafaring Profession: The Ranks in the Ship

August 12, 2013

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When you think of famous sailors, what comes to mind are Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan and Amerigo Vespucci who reigned our history books with stories of their voyages and discoveries. But are we even aware of what they actually did or who accompanied them in those adventures?

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