Recognised as "Centre of Excellence" by DNV-GL
Since Filipino seafarers represent more than 50% of the total crew employed at Marlow, it stands to reason that our presence in the Philippines is significant. This has led to a purposely built recruitment and training centre in Manila, together with a 650-bed dormitory that provides an effective boarding style environment for cadets/seafarers.
United Marine Training Center (UMTC) is a state-of-the-art facility that offers cadetship programmes and upgrading training for deck and engine officers and ratings – both for Marlow, as well as other third-party crew and ship management companies. A fully equipped ship‘s galley and a culinary training programme ensure cooks are well trained and skilled in a vast variety of cuisines, as needed to prepare meals for a multinational crew.
Fully customised training courses are administered on the use of modern cranes and heavy lift handling, as well as bridge and engine simulation exercises. Computer-based training and classroom courses complement simulators in the purpose-built facilities. Finally, cadet and crew training courses are regularly reviewed and enhanced by expert panels, keeping them up-to-date and ahead of industry standards. Needless to say, courses fulfil and exceed all STCW, and all other mandatory requirements.
In 2017, DNV-GL Singapore formally announced UMTC’s recognition as a Centre of Excellence. This makes UMTC the 1st maritime training centre in the Philippines and Southeast Asia to obtain this status and only the 2nd currently holding it worldwide. Visit the UMTC website