The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), through its Shipyard Regulations Service (SRS), bared its 10-year shipbuilding, ship repair, and ship breaking programs at the 2nd National Shipyard Convention held in Cebu City on 15-16 November 2018.
IN PHOTOS: MARINA Deputy Administrator for Operations Nanette Villamor-Dinopol joins DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade at the 24th ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting and Associated Dialogue Partners Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Philippine delegation is also composed of Undersecretary for Aviation Manuel Tamayo, Usec. for Finance Gary De Guzman, OIC-Usec. for Road Transport Mark de Leon, and OIC-Usec. for Administrative Service Artemio Tuazon.
Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha graced the event and reiterated the gains in the transportation bloc across the Southeast Asian region, including the signing of important agreements that aim to usher seamless transport connectivity covering land, aviation, and maritime systems.
The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) led today the signing of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Executive Order No. 63 that further strengthens the authority of the MARINA as the single maritime administration, specifically in the implementation of the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers 1978, as amended.
The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero welcomed the 11 new Master Mariners hurdled the Harbor Pilot Licensure Examinations conducted on 12-14 September 2018, during their oath-taking ceremony recently.
MARINA Administrator Rey Leonardo B Guerrero graced the blessing of Chelsea Shipping Corporation’s M/T Chelsea Provident and M/V Salve Regina at the Port of Manila today, 05 October 2018. Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade, Usec. for Maritime Felipe Judan, Asec. for Maritime Fernando Juan Perez, Philippine Coast Guard Commandant Elson Hermogino, Philippine Ports Authority General Manager Jay Santiago also attended the blessings.
MARINA Executive Director Narciso Vingson Jr. graced the Sea-Expo 2018, three-day boat show and nautical lifestyle expo today, 5 October 2018.
MARINA Administrator Rey Leonardo B Guerrero graces the General Membership Meeting of the Filipino Association for Mariners’ Employment (FAME) at the AG New World Manila Bay Hotel today, 03 October 2018.
MARINA Administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero presented the Philippine maritime industry and its role in the national economic development in the Mindanao Maritime Industry Forum held on 29 September 2018, in Davao City.
MARINA Region 6 headed by its director, Engr. Rizal J. Victoria, welcomed guests and friends to the blessing and turnover of their new 4-storey building located at De La Rama St., Iloilo City this morning, 27 September 2018.
The said event was graced by MARINA Administrator Rey Leonardo B Guerrero, ANGKLA partylist Congressman Jesulito Manalo, Lone District of Iloilo Congressman Jerry P. Trenas, Atty. Suzette Mamon from the office of the Governor, friends from PPA, PCG, maritime institutions, training centers, shipping companies and maritime sectors.
MARINA Administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero poses a photo opportunity with EU Ambassadors namely: Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Erik Førner, Danish Ambassador H.E. Jan Top Christensen, German Ambassador H.E. Gordon Kricke, and Dutch Ambassador H.E. Marion Derckx after MARINA made a briefing on the actions taken by the Philippines on the audit findings by the European Maritime Safety Audit (EMSA) on the country maritime education, training and certification system. Administrator Guerrero is accompanied by OIC-Executive Director of the MARINA-STCW Office and OIC-Deputy Administrator for Planning Vice Admiral Narciso Vingson Jr., yesterday, 17 September 2018, in Manila, Philippines. IMO Ambassador Carlos C Salinas was also present at this briefing.
Manpower Development Service (MDS)
Recommends the adoption, review updating and implementation of the maritime manpower sector’s plans, programs, projects, policies, standards, rules, regulations and guidelines on the issuance/registration of identity/record documents to qualified applicants/seafarers (domestic or overseas, as applicable), documentation and licensing of qualified domestic seafarers and harbor, bay and river pilots, and the competency assessment system of the domestic seafarers, shipyard manpower and other maritime manpower resources of the country;
Recommends the establishment, updating and implementation of a system of developing and maintaining a reservoir of trained maritime manpower to meet the current and future needs of the maritime manpower industry, in collaboration with concerned Units of the Authority, relevant government agencies and private sector;
Designs develops and/or recommends training programs/curricula in response to/in compliance with national/international laws, conventions, codes, rules and regulations and other developments in the maritime manpower sector and implements/conducts the same, as required/applicable to the domestic seafarers, harbor, bay and river pilots, shipyards manpower and other maritime manpower resources of the country;
Evaluates in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education(CHED), the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and in coordination with concerned Units of the Authority, the capability of maritime schools and training centers that will contribute to the furtherance of the knowledge and skills of the domestic seafarers, shipyard manpower and other maritime manpower resources of the country;
Inspects and evaluates periodically in collaboration with CHED, DepEd, TESDA and concerned Units of the Authority the standards and facilities of maritime schools and training centers and effectiveness of maritime educational and training programs of government and private schools and recommends such changes in the curricula, as may be necessary, that will contribute to the upgrading of knowledge and skills of the domestic seafarers, shipyard manpower and other maritime manpower resources of the country;
Administers/conducts licensure examinations for harbor, bay and river pilots and officers of ships engaged in the domestic trade below 500 GT and 750 KW and issues corresponding licenses;
Undertakes the issuance and registration (based on EO 125 of seafarers Identification and Record Book (SIRB), Seafarer’s Identification Book (SIB), Domestic–Certificate of Competency (D-COC), Seafarer’s Identity Document (SID) and/or other relevant identity/record documents to qualified applicants/seafarers (domestic or overseas, as applicable pursuant to applicable national/international laws, conventions, codes and existing MARINA Circulars, rules and regulations;
Assists in the formulation of plans and makes necessary arrangements for the implementation of apprenticeship programs for the domestic seafarer, harbor, bay and river pilots, shipyard manpower and other maritime manpower resources of the country in coordination with shipowners/operators, maritime schools and training centers, shipyards, and other relevant maritime industry providers and foreign/local government agencies/organizations;
Conducts or participates in the conduct of public consultation in coordination with the MARINA Units, relevant government agencies, private sector associations and other entities involved in the maritime manpower sector regarding issues, problems, complaints, proposed laws, programs, policies, rules, regulations and guidelines and in relation to the briefing/orientation on newly approved issuances;
Recommends the development and maintenance of a comprehensive database for Filipino seafarers, harbor, bay and river pilots, shipyard manpower and other maritime manpower resources of the country and systems and procedures to further improve work productivity and efficiency in public service, in coordination with the MISS;
Identifies external/internal information that will serve as inputs to the discharge of functions relating to the issuance/registration of identity/record documents to qualified applicants/seafarers (domestic or overseas, as applicable),
Prepares response/replies to inquiries relating to the discharge of regulatory/supervisory and promotional/developmental functions over Filipino seafarers and harbor, bay and river pilots, shipyard manpower and other maritime manpower resources of the country;
Undertakes preparation of position/information/discussion papers on matters/issues relating to the discharge of regulatory/supervisory and promotional/developmental functions over Filipino seafarers and harbor, bay and river pilots, shipyard manpower and other maritime manpower resources of the country;
Represents the Authority in international maritime conferences, meetings and negotiations, as may be assigned by higher authorities; and,
Performs such other duties as may be assigned by higher authorities.
Tribute Video to MARINA Administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero