MindGym WorkOut


The competence of a Seafarer is a critical factor in the safe and efficient operations of a ship. This became the foundation of Crystal Shipping, Inc. in cooperation with its training arm Ne Plus Ultra Training Center (NPUTC), whose purpose is to effectively constitute comprehensive measures designed to improve the standards of competency of Filipino Seafarers globally. Crystal Shipping, Inc. and Ne Plus Ultra Training Center focus not only on educating the Seafarers on the safety of the ships operation but also on the security and well-being of their co-workers and themselves.

Crystal Shipping, Inc. and Ne Plus Ultra Training Center (NPUTC) recognize that the shipping industry is under increasing pressure to promote security and safety and to demonstrate the quality of their management. It is no longer enough to have the statutory certificates for the ships and its personnel. The industry must now comply with the mandatory international requirements for safety management system (SMS) and show that they have effective crew management in accordance with Maritime Labor Commission MLC 2006.

As such, Crystal Shipping, Inc. and Ne Plus Ultra Training Center (NPUTC) envisions itself as a dynamic maritime learning organization who continually explores innovations in order to meet the ever changing needs of both Maritime Personnel and Maritime Industry.

Structured Courses Offered:

  • Principal’s Company ISM/SMS/SOPM
  • Port State Control and Vetting Inspection
  • Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Anti-Piracy Preparedness and Response
  • Basic Computer Familiarization (BCF)
  • International Ship, Port Facilities Security (ISPS)
  • Safety Awareness Training Program (SATPRO)
  • International Safety Management (ISM)
  • Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)
  • Progressive Leadership Program (PLP)
  • Forklift Operation and Safety Course
  • Excavator Operation and Safety Course
  • Human Relation and Social Responsibilities
  • Personal Safety
  • Ship General Safety
  • Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP)
  • Ship Security Awareness
  • Cook Upgrading Course
  • Galley Management and Ship's Good Housekeeping
  • Smoke Diving
  • Introduction to P&I
  • Lifeboat Accidents
  • Collision Simulation
  • Enclosed Space Entry
  • Anchoring & Mooring

Training Based on STCW:

  • Basic Training (BT)
    • Elementary First Aid
    • Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques
    • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
    • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  • Advanced Training in Fire Fighting (ATFF)
  • Ship Security Awareness Training and Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (SATSDSD)
  • Ship Security Officer (SSO)
  • Basic Training for Oil and Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations (BTOC)
  • Basic Training for Liquified Gas Tanker Cargo Operations (BTLGT)