CTSI Launches Two New Boat Transfer Courses

CTSI recently introduced the newest addition to its course catalogue, Travel Safely by Boat Supplementary Training and the Boat Transfer Training (BTT).


Travel Safely by Boat Supplementary Training (TSBB ST)

Travel Safely by Boat Supplementary Training is an OPITO approved course designed for personnel who will use transfer basket when travelling and transferring by boat to an offshore oil and gas installation.


The course covers safety procedures when embarking and disembarking personnel transfer basket, including proper body position (where and how to stand, bending knees, stepping on and off), donning of appropriate PPE and PFD and associated risks/hazards involved in the operation of personnel transfer basket at sea.

Delegates who wish to take this course will need to submit a TSBB Initial Training certificate or TSBB Further Training certificate. This course has a  4-year validity period.

To date, CTSI has more than 35 OPITO-approved courses.


Boat Transfer Training (BTT)


Boat Transfer Training (BTT) targets offshore or wind turbine personnel who will be assigned to transfer baggage and equipment from one point to another. Trainees will be asked to perform exercises on how to safely transfer crew baggage and equipment from dock to vessel, vessel to vessel, vessel to turbine and turbine to vessel. This 1 –day course also covers topics on man overboard, lifesaving appliances and PPE.


Pilot class was conducted last July 5, 2019 at our Capipisa Training Facility.


To know more about these courses, please contact our Marketing Team.

Crew Connect Global Conference and Exhibition 2016

CTSI participates in the World’s Largest Event for Marine HR Community:  Crew Connect Global Conference and Exhibition 2016
Consolidated Training Systems, Inc.(CTSI), the first OPITO and Global Wind Organization (GWO) approved training centre in the Philippines,  joined as an exhibitor at the CrewConnect Global Conference held in Manila Marriot Hotel last November 15-16, 2016. Every year, the Conference allows the delegates, visitors, speakers and exhibitors to share a platform for discussing current issues such as concerns on industry trends, market changes and future growth and through this opens an environment for formulating new ideas, partnerships and strategies. We meet passionate people in this industry that reinforces our commitment in building stronger relationships with old and new colleagues.
In this event, we, at Consolidated Training Systems Incorporated showcased our state of the art facilities, made well known that we are a one-stop-shop training partner, featured our OPITO standard courses, IMO STCW courses, new GWO offered courses and our other innovative and specialized training courses in which only CTSI proudly offers.
For CEOs and top executives, manning agencies and principals, and as one of the exhibitor representatives, this event had provided the best opportunity to fully experience all the activities and gain valuable information for future development plans.
We are definitely looking forward on next year’s event and are expecting to be updated in the trends of the industry, engage more with our clients, and further gain opportunities as we connect in this big event.


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CTSI exhibit booth.
Left to Right: Yasmin P. Pangilinan, Marketing & Sales Associate and Nazareth P. Ong, Marketing & Sales Manager
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One of our clients visited our booth at CrewConnect.
Left to Right: Charlie D. Desales, Learning and Development Officer of PTC Chevron and Nazareth P. Ong, Marketing & Sales Manager of CTSI
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CTSI Marketing Department with CTSI General Manager, Raffy G. Joaquin

Other pictures with clients:

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CTSI Joins Crew Connect Global

CTSI Joins Crew Connect Global
            15 – 16 November 2016
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Dear Michelle,

We are delighted to announce the dates for CrewConnect Global 2016, taking place on 15-16 November in Manila. For 2016, we’re moving venue, and with an exhibition show floor hosting 1000+ attendees and 80+ exhibitors, this year’s event is looking to be bigger and better than ever before.

This year, we have two exciting options for you. Attend with a full conference pass for 2 days of industry collaboration, knowledge sharing and extended networking. Alternatively, attend with a free exhibition only pass for access to our exhibition area and networking with 1000+ industry professionals.

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Recent shipping industry experience, extensive consultation with government entities (through the diplomatic Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia) and military naval forces (including NATO, Combined Maritime Forces, and EU NAVFOR), which continue to provide vital protection to shipping, all agreed that the cases of piracy have significantly decreased in some areas of concern. In line with this, organizations representing maritime and oil industry have announced that the size of the High Risk Area for piracy in the Indian Ocean to be reduced along with the issuance of new guidelines for merchant ship operators.

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Each crew of the maritime ship must have high regards to how crucial vigilance is, and apply the necessary skills they learned from their maritime safety training in the Philippines on the shipping vessel’s daily operation. It is important that all actual, attempted, and suspicious piracy act and armed robbery incidents must be reported to the right governing body. This is an essential (and most important) first step in the response chain and to encourage proactive approach by government and law enforcement of the sea agencies. The risk of piracy remains, and members should continue to exercise vigilance when trading to and through affected regions.