TACLOBAN CITY- The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP), the premier government owned maritime training center of the Philippines, now offers Ship Security Awareness Training and Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (SSAT and SDSD) Course starting April 24, 2014, for a training fee of P1,200 at the NMP Training Complex, Cabalawan, Tacloban City. This SSAT and SDSD course will provide seafarers with the standard of competence to contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness, recognition of security threats and knowledge of how to respond appropriately and enabling them to undertake their assigned duties under the Ship Security Plan (SSP). This one (1) day course covers theory and practical exercises in compliance with the requirements of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention, particularly of Regulation VI/6 (Mandatory minimum requirements for security related training and instruction for all seafarers), of Section A-VI/6, paragraphs 4-8, Tables A-VI/6-1 and A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code and as prescribed in MARINA Circular No. 2013-11 Series of 2013, which mandated Maritime Education and Training Institutions (METIS), among others to adopt the Course for Ship Security Awareness and Seafarers with Designated Security Duties. The course was pilot-tested last April 14 & 15, 2014 with Twenty-Two (22) seafarer-trainee participants in accordance with the Agency’s Quality Management System. The course would further enhance the global competitiveness and employability of Filipino seafarers in the international shipping. For inquiries and reservation you may contact NMP with these mobile numbers 09194361409/09296881740/09165429675.