Know all about the comings and goings in the world of sea-faring with this news that CTSI have gathered to keep you updated.  CTSI does not just offer maritime and offshore training, we are also a wealth of information.

Marina Advisory 2020-66 to 67

September 23, 2020

Extension of STCW Certificates issued by the MARINA which are expiring between 1 September 2020 to 31 December 2020 (dates inclusive) shall be extended for a period of one (1) year from the date of expiry of the certificate without need of file for an application at the MARINA.

Read more: Marina Advisory 2020-66 to 67

OPITO Certificate Extension Process Update

September 23, 2020

As of 00.01hrs on 19 October 2020, certificate extensions will no longer be granted unless in exceptional circumstances, as outlined below. All other delegates are required to undertake refresher training.

Read more: OPITO Certificate Extension Process Update

OPITO Certificate Extension Policy

September 23, 2020

In March 2020, OPITO implemented a certificate extension process to support those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, where their certification expired within 30 days, initially, and within 14 days, as amended 5 August in revised Policy OPITO.C19.GLB.003.1.

Read more: OPITO Certificate Extension Policy

Blended Courses Delivery: Various OPITO and In House Courses

June 25, 2020

Please be informed that CTSI has transitioned the delivery of VARIOUS OPITO & IN HOUSE courses into Hybrid Leaning / Blended courses.

Read more: Blended Courses Delivery: Various OPITO and In House Courses

Flexibility Period Extended for Refreshing Existing GWO Training

June 25, 2020

Advisory No. 2020-43: Addendum to MARINA Advisory No. 2020-26 and 2020-We would like to inform you of an update from Global Wind Organization (GWO) regarding the refresher flexibility period being extended.

Read more: Flexibility Period Extended for Refreshing Existing GWO Training

MARINA Advisory Numbers 2020-43 and 2020-44

June 25, 2020

Advisory No. 2020-43: Addendum to MARINA Advisory No. 2020-26 and 2020-27 on the Provisional Extension of SIRB / SRb Validity for Seafarers Currently Onboard Ships Operating in Both Domestic and Overseas Amid COVID-19 Pandemic.

Read more: MARINA Advisory Numbers 2020-43 and 2020-44

Opito Certificate Extension Policy (Effective July 1, 2020)

June 25, 2020

Opito continues to ensure that, in these exceptional circumstances, a sustable extension process is available for delegates (self-sponsor) and employing companies.

Read more: Opito Certificate Extension Policy (Effective July 1, 2020)

Other News:

2014

  • A Look into the World’s 1st Carbon Fiber Main Propeller – September 4 read more.
  • First Look at the World’s 1st Green-Ship Equipment Centre – July 15 read more.
  • Seafarer Help Assisted over 6,400 Seafarers in 2013, says Annual Review – July 11 read more.
  • Half of seafarer crew lack ‘reasonable’ access to communications, survey shows – July 4 read more.
  • Happy Seafarer’s Day! – June 26 read more.
  • US Navy introduces Sailor Workout apps – June 19 read more.
  • Seafarers’ remittances accelerated in March – May 30 read more.
  • Study: Continuing Sea Level Rise Threatens Coastal Areas – May 16 read more.
  • The First Asia Pacific Barge Conference to be held on April 7-9 – April 4 read more.
  • Maersk Intrepid named as world’s largest jack-up rig – March 28 read more.
  • President Aquino signs single maritime administration law – March 20 read more.
  • Senate passes Marina Bill for Filipino seafarers – February 18 read more.

2013

  • DepEd, PTC, ANGKLA Sign Up For Maritime Training Project Balanghay – December 20 read more.
  • 6th Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit To Tackle ‘Creative Recovery Techniques’ – December 6 read more.
  • Major organisations sign a memorandum to help prevent drowning – November 27 read more.
  • NATO’s counter-piracy warship boards pirate skiff – November 21 read more.
  • OPITO Safety & Competence Conference 2013 to be held on Nov. 19 – November 7 read more.
  • Offshore Energy 2013 kicks off in Amsterdam – October 17 read more.
  • Free Seafarer’s app for Android/IOS ready for download – October 12 read more.
  • Norsafe reclaims title for World Record for Tallest Freefall Lifeboat Drop – October 3 read more.
  • CTSI Opens Two New OPITO Courses – May 6 read more.

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