Body Issues Guidelines for Seafarer Standards

THE TRANSPORTATION department has released guidelines for the issuance and revalidation of Filipino seafarers’ Certificate of Proficiency (COP), in line with efforts to improve training and competency standards in the maritime industry, and with standards on maritime training by an agency of the European Union. Circular No. 2016-06 of the Maritime Industry Authority’s (Marina) Standards […]

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MARINA to Encourage More Women Sailors

MANILA, Philippines—With its “She to Sea” program, the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is urging Filipino women to pursue careers in the male-dominated shipping sector. Of the 810,481 seaman’s books issued during the past four years by the Department of Transportation and Communications-attached agency, a total of 47,038 were released to women, according to Marina deputy […]

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MARINA Intensifies Drive Versus Fly-by-Night Maritime Schools

THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) is making sure the country will be able to meet the foreseen growth in demand for Filipino seafarers globally—estimated at 1 percent annually by administrator Dr. Maximo Mejia—by upgrading the Philippines’s maritime educational system. Mejia, in a forum with BusinessMirror, Pilipino Mirror, Philippines Graphic and DWIZ on Monday, said the […]

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MARINA Sole Authority on Seafarers’ Standards

THE TRANSPORTATION department issued Friday the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on an act establishing the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) as the sole administrator in the enforcement of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers. Under the IRR, Marina assumes “all powers and functions of the Professional Regulation Commission, Commission on Higher Education, […]

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EU Grants MARINA More Time to Meet Global Standards on Seafarer Education

MANILA – The European Union has given the Philippines’ Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) more time to adjust to its new organizational structure and implement structural and policy changes to meet regulatory standards set by the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, as amended (STCW Convention), the Department of Foreign […]

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NBI Clearance Requirement for Processing of Seafarer Identification & Record Book (SIRB)

PRESS RELEASE NO. 2014-006 4 April 2014 The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) announced that henceforth any valid National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) clearance, regardless of stated purpose, shall be honored in connection with applications for certificates or seaman’s books. MARINA shall accept any NBI clearance certificate, whether it is “VISA-SEAMAN” or “local-PRC requirement” or for any other […]

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