At London Shipping Week: PTC, PHILCAMSAT bag 2019 Safety at Sea Awards
Philippine Transmarine Carriers(PTC) and its training arm, the Philippine Center for Advanced Simulation and Training (PHILCAMSAT), were both honored at the prestigious Safety at Sea Awards in London, England.
PHILCAMSAT's Human Element Leadership and Management (HELM) was recognized 2019 Best Crew Training Program. The firm developed HELM to answer the International Maritime Organization (IMO) call for the development of a new Model Course on the use of Leadership and Managerial Skills.
HELM enables Management Level Officers to demonstrate proactive behavior and effective critical thinking in the face of challenging situations onboard.
PTC was recognized as Highly Commended as Maritime Employer of the Year, a category which seeks to recognize companies whose commitment to safety and excellent working practices set them apart from industry rivals.
At the ceremonies held at London Marriott Hotel were Edgar Milla, PTC-COO; Karen Avelino, PTC-Executive Director of Business Development, Shipping Cluster; and Major General Restituto Padilla, PTCH Executive Director for Corporate Public Policy & Sustainability.
PTC-CEO Gerardo Borromeo remarked, "To win and be recognized in London, a global center for the maritime industry, is indeed a special occasion for the PTC Group. It is especially timely as the company is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
This honor goes to all the members of the PTC Group who have made these awards possible, and most especially to our crew members whose commitment to the maritime industry helped PTC get to where it is today."
Safety at Sea has a proud history of promoting safe and secure work practices within the commercial shipping industry. The Awards recognize those who improve seafarer competence and risk management with innovations and achievements in the fields of training, operations, equipment, and services.