handlers/operators and fisherfolks participate in the Basic
Safety Training for MBHOF conducted by NMP in cooperation
with PCG, MARINA and the LGU of Abuyog, Leyte.
handlers /operators /fisherfolks receive free training from NMP
June 8, 2018
TACLOBAN CITY – The
National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), as part of its poverty-free
zone program thrust, conducted for free, the Basic Safety Training
for Motorboat Handlers /Operators /Fisher folks with Typhoon
Preparedness (MBHOF) to one hundred fifty-six (156) motorboat
handlers /operators /fisher folk’s participants on 04-05 June 2018
at the Judgebar Restobar, Victory, Abuyog, Leyte. The training was
held in partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the
Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Regional Office VIII.
The training was conducted
taking in cognizant of the fact that maritime incidents and loss of
lives are sometimes attributed to accidents involving marginalized
vessels and motorboats, thus, the NMP, PCG, MARINA R.O VIII, and the
local government of Abuyog realized the need to optimize its
resources and harmonize its efforts to enhance the basic safety
skills of the residents of Abuyog – motorboat handlers /operators
and fisher folks to promote safety of life at sea.
The Basic Safety Training
for MBHOF is aimed at improving the basic safety skills of local
motorboat operators and fisher folks and expose them to new
techniques in Personal Survival, Fire Prevention and Firefighting,
Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety and Social Responsibility.
Other salient topics are Rules of the Road, Typhoon Awareness and
Marine Safety Requirements.
This was the first batch
of graduates produced by NMP on MBHOF this year. Coordination with
other LGUs in the region is currently being made for possible
collaboration, thereby expanding the reach of beneficiaries for this
The MBHOF training is in
conformity with the NMP Course Plan as approved by the Board of
Trustees on 19 March 2007.
Meanwhile, NMP continues
to upgrade its facilities and provide maritime trainings required
pursuant to the Standards of Training, Certification, and
Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Convention as amended in 2010
including value-adding courses towards improving the qualifications
of Filipino seafarers for their employment acceptability and
Those interested to take
NMP training programs may visit the NMP website (www.nm.gov.ph) and
its facebook page (www.facebook.com/nmptrainingcenter) where all
related information on NMP trainings are available.