• Domestic Shipping Sector
    STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE :
    Modern and Vibrant domestic merchant fleet as part of a seamless transport system
  • Maritime Safety Sector
    STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE :
    To have a modern and regionally competitive fleet that is maintaining higher safety standards (through safety enhancement measures)
  • Maritime Manpower Sector
    STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE :
    Sustained development of globally competitive
    seafarers
  • Overseas Shipping Sector
    STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE :
    The Philippine Registry as an attractive, quality and strong sovereign flag of choice of shipowners
  • Shipbuilding & Shiprepair
    STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE :
    The Philippines as a major center for shipbuilding and ship repair
MARINA CIRCULAR NO. 2015-03
RULES ON CATEGORIZATION OF NAVIGATIONAL AREAS / WATERS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 474, Executive Orders No. 125/ 125-A and Republic Act 9295 and to implement Item 115 of the DOTC Department Order No. 2012-01 dated 09 January 2012, the Categorization of the Navigational Areas/ Waters in the Philippines is hereby adopted:... (see more)

MARINA CIRCULAR NO. 2015-02
RULES TO GOVERN THE INSTALLATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS (AIS) OF PASSENGER SHIPS 300GT AND ABOVE AND CARGO SHIPS 500GT AND ABOVE

Pursuant to Presidential Decree no. 474, Executive Order Nos. 125/125-A, as amended and RA 9295 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations (R-IRR) and IMO Resolution MSC.74(69), Chapter 5 Regulation 19 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974, the following rules are hereby prescribed... (see more)

MARINA BOARD RESOLUTION NO. 2015-01, series of 2015
Resolved, as it is hereby resolved, that pending the issuance of STCW Office's own rules on the Administrative Proceeding and Investigation of cases involving Filipino Merchant Marine Deck and Engine Officers, the STCW Office shall adopt PRC Resolution No. 2013-775, series of 2013 ... (see more)
see copy of PRC Resolution No. 2013-775

MARINA ADVISORY NO. 2015 - 08
REITERATION OF THE MANDATORY WEARING OF LIFEJACKETS FOR PASSENGER ON BOARD PASSENGER SHIPS/MOTOR BANCAS AS PER MARINA MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 2008-08 DATED 12 DECEMBER 2008
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Presidential Decree No. 474, EO 125/125A, Republic Act No. 9295 and its Revised IRR, MARINA MC No. 2008-08, and to further ensure safety of ships, all passengers on board ships/motor bancas in the open deck, are required to wear lifejackets prior to departure, and at all times, during voyage... (see more)

MARINA ADVISORY NO. 2015 - 07
BAN ON THE USE OF SECOND (UPPER) DECK FOR PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION AND CARGO STOWAGE FOR ALL MOTOR BANCAS WITH SECOND (UPPER) DECK
Effective immediately notice is hereby given that pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 474, EO 125/125-A, Republic Act No. 9295 and its Revised IRR and to further ensure safety of ships, this Authority hereby PROHIBITS the use of the SECOND (UPPER) DECK for accommodation of passengers and.or stowage of cargoes for all motor bancas with second (upper) deck... (see more)

MARINA ADVISORY NO. 2015 - 06
DOJ GUIDELINES IN THE ENFORCEMENT OF COMPETITION LAWS
This is to advise that the Maritime Industry Authority fully recognizes and supports Executive Order No. 45, series of 2011, designating the Department of Justice as the Competition Authority in order to carry out the effective enforcement of all laws, decrees and other issuances relating to competition which prohibit and penalize monopolies and other combinations ... (see more)

MARINA ADVISORY NO. 2015 - 05
FURTHER EXTENSION OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MARINA ADVISORY NO. 2013-16, SERIES OF 2013, UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2015 ON THE NATIONWIDE MARINA MOBILE REGISTRATION, DOCUMENTATION AND FRANCHISING OF MOTORBANCAS AND FISHING BOATS BELOW 35 GROSS TONS; AND LICENSING OF SEAFARERS MANNING SUCH SHIPS


Maritime-related News

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

  1. DOMESTIC SHIPPING SECTOR
    • Key shipping reform
      - Philippine Daily Inquirer, p A14

    • Mindanao expects upgraded ports with Cabotage Law amendments
      - Business World, p S1/3

    • Commercial fishing still banned at Davao Gulfy
      - Manila Bulletin, p 18

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