Home : About the NSAP® : Presented Worldwide


As a result of global demand across the maritime industry for an objective tool in risk mitigation, MITAGS has implemented the NSAP® at various International Training Centers (ITC) throughout the world. By developing a scripted and objective standardized assessment, the NSAP® ensures consistency of methodology and ability to quantify the results for industry trending and analysis. Every NSAP ® ITC is vetted through a rigorous training and licensing process and is followed up by periodic audits to ensure maintenance of the highest level of quality.


MITAGS – West Coast Campus – Seattle, USA
1729 Alaskan Way South, Seattle, WA 98134
Telephone: +1 206-441-2880
Web: mitags.org

MITAGS – East Coast Campus – Baltimore, USA
692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Telephone: +1 410-859-5700
Web: mitags.org

Philippine Center for Advanced Maritime Simulation and Training – PHILCAMSAT – Manila, PI
Head Office
2nd Floor First Maritime Place
7458 Bagtikan Street, San Antonio Village
1203 Makati City, Philippines
Tel: +63(2)7981111 ext. 3006 to 3008
Web: www.philcamsat.com
Sales E-mail: [email protected]

Advanced Maritime Venture – Supetar, Croatia
Put Vela luke 10, 21400 Supetar, Dalmatia, Croatia
Tel: (Supetar, Island Brac) +385 (0) 21 606 620
Web: advancedmaritimeventure.hr

Anglo-Eastern Maritime Training Centre – New Delhi, India
A-101, Dayanand Colony, Lajpat Nagar 4, New Delhi, India 110024
Telephone: +011 26426801
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.maritimetraining.in


“I have recently been assessed at MITAGS through their the Navigation Skills Assessment Program (NSAP)®.  The NSAP® was by far the best and most enjoyable maritime educational challenge of my career. I literally can’t wait to do it again. It made me realize the $20K in courses and all the time spent in obtaining my 1600 Ton Oceans was worth it.  The program not only showed me where I need to focus my attention on, it highlighted my skills and strengths.”

-Dan Schweitzer


“The NSAP® was a very effective way to accomplish both objectives and provided a valuable tool to identify opportunities for improvement both on an individual and fleet-wide level. It brought broad issues to the surface quickly like overreliance on ECDIS and lack of effective COLREGS application. Of further note is a definite cultural shift after the officers went through the NSAP® process: Captains were taking lessons learned back to their vessels to raise the level of watchstanding by mates.”

-Captain Scott Craig, Director, Marine Development and Compliance, Crowley Marine Services


“I’m highly impressed with the work you are doing and the way you go about developing the NSAP® product. I also enjoyed meeting and spending time with the MITAGS Leadership Team, an impressive group of people. And last but not least, it was personally very gratifying to see the Cockpit Resource Management principles we developed at NASA during the 70s and 80s translated so effectively into the marine environment.”

-Dr. John Lauber, former Chief of the Aeronautical Human Factors, Research Office of NASA


“Overall, the assessment MITAGS West Coast campus has developed for their NSAP® was observed to be sound and well aligned to the performance skills of interest. Specifically, their group of subject matter experts possess an extraordinary wealth of practical ship piloting knowledge and experience, and were able to craft a well-designed exercise that incorporates more than 20 plausible, challenging, and in some cases, unexpected event scenarios to serve as measures for their assessment.”

-Alan Koenig PhD, Markus Iseli, PhD UCLA National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing


“The assessment process including the simulation scenarios are scientifically engineered to uncover the true and actual level of competency of a navigating officer giving ship owners/ship managers a vivid picture of risk areas that will need to be mitigated. It provides highly valuable input equal to if not more than what can be gathered from professional/technical interviews, simulation training, workplace (on the job) assessment and performance appraisal combined.”

-Captain Terence Uytingban, General Manager, UltraShip Crewing Phils., Inc.