Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc. (PTC) and its official training arm, the Philippine Center for Advanced Simulation and Training (Philcamsat), were honored at the prestigious 2019 Safety at Sea Awards.
Philcamsat’s Human Element Leadership and Management (HELM) was recognized as this year’s Best Crew Training Program. Developed by Philcamsat to answer the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) call for the development of a new Model Course on the use of Leadership and Managerial Skills, the Center’s fresh take on HELM enables Management Level Officers to demonstrate proactive behavior and effective critical thinking in the face of challenging situations onboard.
PTC Inc. meanwhile was Highly Commended as Maritime Employer of the Year, a category which seeks to recognize companies in the maritime sector whose commitment to safety and excellent working practices set them apart from industry rivals.
Representing the company at the awarding ceremony held at the London Marriott Hotel were Edgar Milla, PTC Inc. Chief Operating Officer; Karen Avelino, PTC Inc. executive director of business development, shipping cluster; and Major Gen. Restituto Padilla, PTCH Executive Director for Corporate Public Policy & Sustainability.
“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,” said PTC CEO Gerardo Borromeo. “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.