National Maritime Polytechnic

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The National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) is a maritime training center for Filipinos. The training center aims to produce highly competitive seafarers for local and international maritime jobs.



On May 1, 1978 by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 1369, the NMP was established. The initial operation was handled by employees from the National Seamen Board. The creation the NMP was brought about by the need for a maritime training center in the country. In 1980, the NMP was granted a 17-hectare lot in Cabawalan, Tacloban City which was part of its expanding operation. The Philippines' commitment and Japan's assistance resulted in the construction of up-to-date training, support and administrative service facilities. In 1985, the signing of the Technical Cooperation Program between the Philippines and Japan resulted in a two-phase modernization and expansion program. Through Executive Order No. 126 in 1987, the NMP became a state college to be governed by the Department of Labor and Employment agency. Since 1986, the NMP offered various courses for deck and engine officers and the basic safety courses for both officers and ratings. To strengthen and boost the competence of the agency's manpower, the NMP implemented the Faculty Development Program and Staff Development Programs. The NMP also developed and implemented training programs for maritime cadets. Small-scale motorboat operators, handlers and fisherman, as well as motorboat operators and handlers, were also given Safety-at-Sea Courses from 1994 to 1996.


  • To provide maritime training and research that measure up to international standards and respond to the needs of Filipino Seafarers and the industry.


  • Shall offer specialization and upgrading courses for both licensed officers and ratings;
  • Shall conduct researches and studies on the latest maritime technologies and other related matters for the maritime industry


  • A World-class maritime center of excellence.

Courses Offered

  • Basic Safety Training
  • Advanced Training in Fire Fighting
  • Auxilary Machine System
  • Cargo Handling and Care of Cargo
  • Advanced Computer Course for Seafarers
  • Basic Computer Course for Seafarers
  • Control Engineering
  • Engine Room Stimulator
  • Engine Room Stimulator with Engine Room Resource Management
  • Genaral Operators Course for GMDSS
  • Gender Sensitivity Training for Seafarer
  • General Tanker Familiarization
  • Assessment Examination and Ceritification for Seafarers (IMO MODEL COURSE 3.12)
  • Training Course for Instructor (IMO MODEL COURSE 6.09)
  • Leadership Course for Ship Officers
  • Marine Diesel Engineering
  • Introduction to Marine Electrotechnology
  • Marione Refrigeration/ Aircon
  • Maritime Law for Ship Officer
  • MARPOL 73/78 ANNEX I
  • Medical Care
  • Medical Emergency First Aid
  • Medical Leadership and Behavior Development
  • Maritime Security Awareness
  • Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Maritime Sector
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat other than Fast Rescue Boat
  • Radar Stimulator
  • Radar, ARPA Brigade Teamwork and Search and Rescue
  • Ratings Forming Part of the Engineering Watch
  • Ratings Forming Part of the Navigational Watch
  • Radar Navigation, Radar Plotting and Use of ARPA
  • Safe Navigation and Collision Regulation for Masters and Mates in Domestic Shipping
  • Shore-Based Fire Fighting for Tankers
  • STD/HIV/AIDS Prevention in the Prevention Maritime Sector
  • Ship Stimulator and Bridge Teamwork
  • Ship Security Officer Course
  • Specialized Training for Chemical Tankers
  • Specialized Training for Oil Tankers
  • Training Program for Instructors Conducting Stimulator-Based Training the Operational Level
  • Trim and Stability




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