exercises conducted during the Pilot Class on IMO MC 6.10 at
the engine simulator (left picture) and bridge simulator
NMP and MARINA
conduct pilot class on IMO Model Course 6.10
July 2, 2018
TACLOBAN CITY – The
National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) in convergence with the Maritime
Industry Authority (MARINA) conducted a Pilot Class on IMO Model
Course 6.10 (Train the Simulator Trainer and Assessor) on 18-22 June
2018 at the NMP Training Complex, Tacloban City.
As a preparatory move to
influence the desired output based on the required MARINA standards,
a series of workshops and conferences were undertaken by the MARINA
technical experts together with the different Maritime Training
Institutions (MTIs). As an offshoot of the said activity, NMP was
assigned as the course in-charge for the IMO Model Course 6.10,
tasked to review and validate its course package.
After all the preparatory
works and final run through of the documents, the pilot testing was
scheduled to: (a) validate the newly revised course which include
the course plan and its supporting materials and determine the areas
for improvement / refinement; (b) assess the effectiveness and
relevance of the newly revised course vis-à-vis the standard format
designed by MARINA; and (c) determine the acceptability and
marketability of the newly revised course.
The revised course covers
a training duration of forty (40) hours, enforcing a deviation from
the existing course timetable of thirty-two (32) hours. The duration
includes the validation and assessment of the instructors and the
IMO Model Course 6.10
deals with the relevance of maritime training program associated
with the use of simulator. It also involves simulation exercises
involving role playing on the effective engine and bridge room
procedures, task solving and the conventional teaching and training
methods like the compliance with the applicable regulations set out
in the relevant provisions of the Standards of Training,
Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Convention as
amended in 2010.
The course is open to all
maritime instructors, faculty members of maritime higher education
institutions and merchant marine officers holding IMO Model Course
6.09 and 3.12 certificates.
The pilot class was
attended by fourteen (14) participants. Validators include Ms.
Presca Lee B. Lugo and Engr. Ronnie D. Gernato of MARINA and Capt.
Rodolfo A. Aspillaga of the Master and Mates Association of the
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