9 December 2015

Contact: Engr. Ramon C. Hernandez
Director II, Shipyard Regulations Service
Tel. No. 525 7212


Organized by the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with

the help of experts from Class Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK), the “Ship Stability and Loadline Training” was held at the

Makati Diamond Residences, December 9-11, 2015.

On behalf of the administrator, the Deputy Administrator for Operations Atty. Gloria V. Bañas stressed in her inspirational

message the importance of putting maritime safety as a foremost attribute in every ship. We are committed to continuous

technical enhancement and widening of knowledge and skills for all MARINA concerned personnel. She expressed her strong

support for such endeavor. Also, she acknowledged the Japanese representatives in sharing their expertise on this training.

Mr. Tomoyuki Fukuhara, MARINA-JICA consultant, also delivered his inspirational message. He commended MARINA for taking the initiative of enhancing its technical personnel through this training. He is also looking forward to MARINA’s commitment and passing on the knowledge and skills gained in this workshop to all relevant entities.

The recently concluded training covered the Intact Stability Criteria, including topics such as the Code on Intact Stability 2008 and the relevant documents and interpretations, and the procedures for implementation. A workshop on the calculation of trim and stability using the “Prime Ship-IPCA” software has been discussed. The aforementioned were facilitated by Mr. Takanori Matsumoto, from Freedboard Section, Hull Department of Class NK. Likewise, Damage Stability Regulation, Marpol Annex I, IBC/IGC Code, and the Certification and Inspection for Stability were among the topics. Workshop on Damage Stability Calculation using the Prime Ship-IPCA software for cargo ships was also held and discussed by him.

Another resource person, Mr. Taise Takamoto, a respected senior surveyor of Class NK, explained topics on International Loadline Convention, Loadline surveys, Loadline computation, and a workshop on Freeboard computation.

The training workshop was attended by thirty (30) participants from the Central and Regional offices including Directors, OICs, and technical staff who are mostly naval architects.