TACLOBAN CITY – Being the center of the agency’s existence, the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) marks the 25th day of June 2021 to pay homage to the key workers and modern heroes – the Filipino seafarers.
Taking into recognition their unique and all-too-often overlooked contribution in the world trade especially amid the risks of the COVID-19, this year’s International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Day of the Seafarers campaign theme is #FairFuture4Seafarers.
This campaign focuses on the need of the seafarers for fairness in the aspects of port access, re-supply, crew changeovers, repatriation and more.
To give respect and divine protection, a Holy Mass was conducted at the NMP Firefighting Area at 8:00 a.m. followed by a Floral Offering Rite held at the Boat Davit Area for the departed seafarers.
Likewise, part of the celebration is the conduct of an Online Gender Sensitivity Training for Seafarers (GSTS) at 10:00 a.m. to shipping companies in partnership with the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA).
The passion, focus and determination of the NMP family on creating value are all aimed towards the wellbeing or the future of the country’s seafarers in the context of quality, accessible and relevant trainings and researches.
NMP transcends and goes the extra mile in serving the Filipino seafarers – gearing them up with competitive edge and ushering them onward to become the “choice seafarers” in the world, and competent as well to man international and domestic ships towards a vibrant and sustainable maritime industry.