On a roll in its market lead on safety equipment, Phil Life Saving Equipment (PLSE) adds two more institutions in its growing and loyal clientele: the National Maritime Polytechnic (NMP) in Tacloban City and the St. Therese MTC Colleges (ST-MTC) in Iloilo.
NMP continues to upgrade facilities and provide maritime trainings required by the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watch-Keeping for Seafarers (STCW) Convention, with the Manila amendments, to improve Filipino seafarers for employment and competitiveness.
ST-MTC requires the PLSE equipment to maintain being consistent in the prestigious “White List” of both MARINA and CHED since these agencies started re-classifications of schools to be aligned with the expectations of the European Union’s EMSA audit.
Last June 28th, the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union (AMOSUP) made good its pledge to donate to NMP BV-Class approved 20-men free fall lifeboat with davit. As expected, NMP relied on PLSE to supply the facility for trainees taking the certification on Proficiency on Survival Crafts and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (PSCRB).
The important donation was facilitated by Dr. Conrado Oca, AMOSUP president and member of the NMP board.
NMP is the only government maritime training and research institution, attached to the Dept. Labor and Employment (DOLE) and located at Barangay 97, Cabalawan, Tacloban City.
In 2015, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) proposed to make NMP purely a research institution on its report, The Urgent Development Study on the Project on Rehabilitation and Recovery from Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines – General Grant Aid Project).
While the idea was endorsed by the Maritime Authority (MARINA), a group of Eastern Visayas Congressmen blocked the implementation, relates NMP Executive Director Romulo Bernardes.
MARINA seems to covet NMP, claims Bernardes in a press statement at the conference held by Ports Authority (PPA) on last September 25th. He believes a law, not a mere Executive Order, could mandate any transfer as NMP was created by Presidential Decree 1369.
This safety equipment provider services maritime schools, training centers, shipping companies and government agencies like the NMP, Coast Guard, the Depts. of Defense and Environment and Natural Resources.
Signature safety equipment from PLSE is the Viking davit-launched and throw-overboard liferafts. The full inventory includes liferaft, rescue boat, rigid hull inflatable boats, rubber boat, davits, fender, fire fighting equipment, immersion suits, emergency evacuation systems, life jackets, ringbouy, life saving appliances, respiratory equipment, chemical protection, parsun outboards, publications and yachting.
PLSE services include installation and commissioning of lifeboat and davits, liferaft annual inspection, augmented by professional training and allied marine services.
A major offering is the construction and design of Full Mission Bridge Simulators; installation and commissioning of TRANSAS Simulator based on International standards.
PLSE is the exclusive distributor for Transas advanced technical solutions and systems in the Philippines and the Pacific Region (Papua New Guinea and Marshall Island).
PLSE President Mary Rose Molina has even introduced a unique marketing approach, client-friendly instead of legalistic. PLSE offers assistance for client victimized by fake products and faked solutions rather than take legal remedies on its business interest.
PLSE is a specialist on lifesaving maritime apparatus, world-graded, weather and incident-tested in blue waters of the globe. Small wonder, PLSE is patronized by majors like Magsaysay Training Institute, Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, PHILCAMSAT and Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation-Canaman.
Valued clients also include Midway Maritime Foundation, Cristal-E College, University of Cebu,
Visayan Maritime Academy Training Center, WSP Maritime Training Center, RINA Maritime Academy, and more on line.
Among the latest are St. Therese MTC Colleges and “K” Line Maritime Academy which acquired state-of-the-art simulators to provide quality education to develop technical and professional competencies.
PLSE holds offices at the 8th floor of Dohle Haus-Manila, 30-38 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, San Isidro, Makati City.