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.
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.
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.
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.
A Look into the World’s 1st Carbon Fiber Main Propeller
September 4, 2014
The world’s first carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) is now installed on the main propulsion system of a merchant vessel thanks to the initiatives of leading classification society ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller.
First Look at the World’s 1st Green-Ship Equipment Centre
July 15, 2014
The world’s first green-ship equipment centre, opened its doors for business in Gunsan, Jeonbuk, South Korea earlier this month. As a member of an IACS class society, the Korean register became a foundunf partner for this project.
SeafarerHelp Assisted over 6,400 Seafarers in 2013, says Annual Review
July 11, 2014
In 2013, the 24-hour multi-lingual non-profit helpline for seafarers listed dealt problems from over 6,400 seafarers and their families.
Half of seafarer crew lack ‘reasonable’ access to communications, survey shows
July 4, 2014
New survey reveals that only 56% of seafarers claim to have access to communication facilities with the ratified MLC2006 stipulating “reasonable’ access to communications at ‘reasonable’ cost.
Happy Seafarer’s Day!
June 26, 2014
June 25th is the official International Maritime Organisation Day of the Seafarer and this year, 2014 was accompanied with the campaign hashtag #thankyouseafarers.
Read more Happy Seafarer’s Day!
US Navy introduces Sailor Workout apps
June 19, 2014
With the success of the Navy’s iOS app for workout routines and meal planning, a series of Sailor Workouts will now be available this June 20 for Android users as well. Just like with the original app, the news apps will be free for download.
Read more US Navy introduces Sailor Workout apps
Seafarers’ remittances accelerated in March
May 30, 2014
Cash transfers hit $1.88B, up 6.5%, fastest this year, says BSP, as remittances from seafarers grew by 10.9 percent in the first quarter.
Study: Continuing Sea Level Rise Threatens Coastal Areas
May 16, 2014
150 million people living in coastal areas around the world are at risk with the continuing rise of sea level according to recent international study.
The First Asia Pacific Barge Conference to be held on April 7-9
April 4, 2014
The world’s only event of its kind, the Asia Pacific Barge Conference is set to sail this April 7 to 9 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
Maersk Intrepid named as world’s largest jack-up rig
March 28, 2014
In a ceremony held at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore, Maersk Intrepid has been honored as the world’s largest ultra harsh environment jack-up rig.
President Aquino signs single maritime administration law
March 20, 2014
Senate passes Marina Bill for Filipino seafarers
February 18, 2014
On February 10, the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) or Marina Bill was approved by the Senate to protect the welfare of over 400 000 Filipino seafarers and strengthen the country’s maritime manpower industry.
DepEd, PTC, ANGKLA Sign Up For Maritime Training Project Balanghay
December 20, 2013
Department of Education (DepEd), Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc (PTC) and ANGKLA Partylist signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on a senior high school (SHS) program that equips students with maritime training called Project Balanghay.
6th Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit To Tackle ‘Creative Recovery Techniques’
December 6, 2013
In the coming 6th Annual Decommissioning & Abandonment Summit, a salvage recovery expert will present innovative techniques for the development of the global salvage industry particularly for offshore decommissioning.
Major organisations sign a memorandum to help prevent drowning
November 27, 2013
Drowning has been acknowledged as a major threat to people’s lives. To combat this problem, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and the International Lifesaving Federation (ILS).
NATO’s counter-piracy warship boards pirate skiff
November 21, 2013
Last Saturday, a skiff with seven-suspected pirates in the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) was boarded by NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD warship UPS HETMAN SAGAIDACHNY of Ukraine.
OPITO Safety & Competence Conference 2013 to be held on Nov. 19
November 7, 2013
This year’s OPITO Safety and Competence Conference (OSCC) will be held this November 19 in the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE. The 2013 conference aims to present and explore global approach to training standards in order to deliver safe, competent and sustainable workforce.
Offshore Energy 2013 kicks off in Amsterdam
October 17, 2013
For the 6th time, Offshore Energy is once again opening its doors for the biggest gathering of offshore professionals. This Oct. 15 and 16, Amsterdam is the chosen place for the 2013 2-day event.
Free Seafarer’s app for Android/IOS ready for download
October 12, 2013
The Seafarer’s Trust recently launched a new ITF Seafarer’s app which combines its earlier apps, the Look Up a Ship and Find an Inspector.
Norsafe reclaims title for World Record for Tallest Freefall Lifeboat Drop
October 3, 2013
On September 3, Norsafe reclaims its title for World Record for tallest Freefall Lifeboat Drop from the height of 220 feet.
CTSI Opens Two New OPITO Courses
May 6, 2013CTSI marks the first quarter of the year with the opening of its two new OPITO approved courses – Escape Chute Training and Authorized Gas Tester Course. Read more: CTSI Opens Two New OPITO Courses