About Us

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The Philippine Center for Advanced Maritime Simulation and Training, Inc. (PHILCAMSAT) was established on 26 May 1992. It was founded by Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas with the vision of Transforming Filipino Seafarers into Global Maritime Professionals (GMP).

It is the first maritime training center in the Philippines thrice certified by Det Norske Veritas for Maritime Training, Maritime Simulator Training Services, and ISO 9001:2015.

In addition, PHILCAMSAT is the only institution in Asia certified by the Belgian Maritime Inspectorate (BMI) & the UK Merchant Navy Training Board (UKMNTB), thus setting a global standard for training in the Philippines.



Transforming Seafarers into Global Maritime Professionals


PHILCAMSAT is committed to training seafarers (Global Maritime Professionals) serving local and international crewing companies, ship owners, ship managers, and other maritime-related stakeholders. We believe that education and training create positive change and have the power to unleash exponential growth. We offer the most effective online, face-to-face (F2F), simulator-based, practical training, and competency development courses to both local and international seafarers. By developing the skills and proficiency of our trainees, we provide lasting value to our clients and help drive their business growth and success.

We are passionate about our leadership role in the industry and the impact we have in building a stronger nation. We continue to provide services that are efficient and effective, driving solutions that are beneficial and sustainable for all stakeholders and the community we serve.

We are driven by our values, empower teams to innovate, and engage a vast network of experts to achieve excellence in everything we do. In addition, we provide equal employment opportunities, just compensation, benefits, and rewards on the basis of performance.

We adhere to customer, statutory and regulatory requirements as defined in the updated STCW, OPITO, MARPOL 73/78, SOLAS, and all other relevant IMO instruments as well as local and international maritime administrative bodies, and implementing rules and regulations governing maritime education, training, and certification.

Client specific requirements

PHILCAMSAT provides its clients with relevant courses that address their organization's needs and meet their stringent standards. Having invested in specialized equipment such as Mobile Elevated Working Platforms (Cherry Picker), Forklifts (Electrical/Diesel), Cranes, client-specific training areas, and industry-grade safety and training equipment, PHILCAMSAT delivers a world-class learning experience that ensures competence beyond compliance.

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PHILCAMSAT aims to be among the world’s leading institutions in developing highly competent and professional GMPs armed with the right values, attitudes, proper knowledge, up-to-date skills, leadership capability and most importantly, safety consciousness

The faculty team is composed of seasoned and active seagoing ship officers who have special competence in the fields of Training & Development, Negotiation, Operations Management, Quality System Compliance, International Shipping, and Safety Management Systems.

They bring with them expertise and exposure to advancements in ship technology, practices, and regulations. To date, there are more than 100 instructors and assessors in PHILCAMSAT's roster.


Simulation Center

PHILCAMSAT has invested heavily in faculty training and development, as well as, in the most modern of equipment to provide world-class training amid an authentic learning climate. Headquartered in the central business district of Makati City, the Center offers state-of-the-art facilities and cutting edge technology to mimic the environment onboard.

It is the first training center in the Philippines to have acquired a Kongsberg Norcontrol Polaris Full Mission Ship Bridge Simulator, an Engine Room Simulator Plant Propulsion Trainer, and a Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator. It is also the first training center to utilize touchsensitive multi-flex panels for bridge simulation.

The Center’s specialized equipment includes High Voltage Switchgear, Hydraulics, and Pneumatics, Electro-Mechanical Lab-Volt with PLC, GMDSS and ECDIS simulators. Currently, PHILCAMSAT has four (4) independent ship bridge simulators, two of which can be integrated with two Full Mission Engine Simulators (one hardware-equipped and one touch screen) to provide a total simulation training environment.


Reinforcing its commitment to enhancing global competitiveness in Filipino seafarers, the Center is proud to introduce its exceptional maritime safety facility located in an ecologically-friendly campus in Maragondon, Cavite: the Maritime Skills Training Campus, more commonly known as The MAST.

It is the home of STCW Basic Training, Advanced Fire Fighting, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Fast Rescue Boat, and Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat initial and refresher training, as well as, offshore safety, client-specific, skill, safety, and survival courses. Global maritime professionals benefit from the theoretical and quality hands-on experience that equips them with confidence and proficiency to carry out their responsibilities during emergency situations on board.

Offshore Training

PHILCAMSAT is duly accredited by the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO) to deliver survival training programs at the MAST in Maragondon, Cavite. The courses follow the OPITO Standards for the offshore oil and gas workforce.

Some of the Courses offered are the following:

BOSIET with CA-EBS, BOSIET with CA-EBS (Digital delivery)
BOSIET with EBS, BOSIET with EBS (Digital delivery)
Shallow Water CA-EBS IDT

Industry-academic Linkage

Industry-academic linkage remain a strong supplement to the Center’s training programs.

In 2008, a partnership with the country’s premier engineering academic institution, Malayan Colleges Laguna (MCL), resulted in the creation of the Mapúa-PTC College of Maritime Education and Training (CMET).

This key strategic initiative has produced a supply of well-trained, technically-oriented cadet officers equipped with a solid conceptual background in Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering, and advanced hands-on training and instructions to meet industry standards of competence.

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