GWO Corona Update 13

Please be informed that GWO announced that course participants who owing to a Covid-related cancellation, who are unable to attend a refresher course within the 24 months validity period, may refresh expired training up until a maximum of 60 days after expiry.  Any refresher training taken using this exemption must be completed no later than June 30, 2022. […]


EXTENDING THE COVERAGE OF EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF EXPIRING SIRB FOR FILIPINO SEAFARERS CURRENTLY ONBOARD SHIPS OPERATING OVERSEAS In view of the continuing effect and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the seafarers and the international shipping, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) realized the need for another extension of validity of Seafarer’s Identification and Record […]

GWO Issue with registering in WINDA

There has been a technical difficulty with the WINDA Portal. The issue entails that the delegate may not receive an email with a registration link/notification email from WINDA and are therefore not able to create a profile. GWO is working hard to resolve the issue and expects a resolution the soonest. All GWO certified training providers are informed about this […]

OPITO Certificate Extension Process as of May 1 2021

“In March 2020, OPITO implemented a certificate extension process to support the impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic. This process was originally scheduled to draw to a close on 1st May 2021. However, as situations remain evolving in certain regions, OPITO has decided to continue to offer support for submitted certificate extensions – this assuming they continue to be […]

Further Extension of the validity os STCW Certificates

FURTHER EXTENSION OF THE VALIDITY OF STCW CERTIFICATES AS A TEMPORARY CONTINGENCY MEASURES AMIDST THE COVID19 PANDEMIC The actions are taken worldwide and within the Philippines, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has severely affected the conduct of trainings, revalidation of certificates, and ship to shore interactions including effecting crew changes. 1. All STCW […]

MARINA Advisory

Additional Guidelines on the Revalidation of Certificate of Proficiency (COP) Issued Under Regulation VI/1, VI/2 AND VI/3 and in Accordance with Sections A-VI/1, A-VI/2 and A-VI/3 of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention We wish to inform you of the following Advisory from Marina, published in this page

OPITO Amendment to Standard Titles

Last 01 October 2021, OPITO announced the revised title for the HERTL FT. The revised title: Helideck Emergency Response Team Leader Further (including HERTM Further practical exercises)The words in blue were added. CTSI will be immediately enforcing this change. Below are the additional information regarding amendments to the following OPITO’s Helideck and Emergency Response Teams […]

GWO ADVISORY – Reverting to Normal Governance

Please be informed that GWO confirms today that in accordance with its previous advisory note 10 (18th June 2021) we will revert to our normal governance on 1 October 2021. To those who have certificates that will soon expire, we encourage you to file for an extension before October 1, 2021 so you will have […]

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