• 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

Memorandum Circulars
Manpower sector-related
MC Num. SUBJECT Date Approved / Published
2016-06 REVISED GUIDELINES FOR THE CONDUCT OF HARBOR PILOTS EXAMINATION AND ISSUANCE OF LICENSE 16 June 2016 / 07 September 2016
2016-05 AMENDMENT TO MC 2009-10 29 June 2016 / 30 June 2016
2014-01
  1. ADOPTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW MANAGEMENT LEVEL COURSE FOR MARINA DECK OFFICERS AND MANAGEMENT LEVEL COURSE FOR MARINE ENGINEER OFFICERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 2010 STCW MANILA AMENDMENTS

  2. ADOPTION OF THE UPDATING COURSE FOR MANAGEMENT LEVEL MARINE DECK OFFICERS AND MANAGEMENT LEVEL MARINE ENGINEER OFFICERS CERTIFIED UNDER THE STCW '78, AS AMENDED IN 1995

13 February 2014 / 18 February 2014
2013-12 REVISED RULES ON THE ACCREDITATION OF INSTRUCTORS AND/OR ASSESSORS 30 August 2013 / 03 September 2013
2013-11

Annex IAnnex II.01

Annex II.02Annex II.03

Annex II.04Annex III.01

Annex III.02Annex III.03

Annex IV.01Annex IV.02

Annex VAnnex VI

 

  1. ADOPTION OF THE NEW COMPETENCIES AND    KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING AND PROFICIENCY (kup) FOR SHIP SECURITY OFFICER AS REQUIRED BY THE 2010 MANILA AMENDMENT

  2. ADOPTION OF THE COURSE FOR SHIP SECURITY AWARENESS AND SEAFARERS WITH DESIGNATED SECURITY DUTIES AS REQUIRED BY THE 2010 STCW MANILA AMENDMENTS; AND,

  3. ADOPTION OF REFRESHER AND UPDATING OF   BASIC SAFETY UNDER THE 2010 MANILA AMENDMENTS.

30 August 2013 / 03 September 2013
2013-10 RULES IN THE ACCREDITATION OF LIAISON OFFICERS (LOs) IN THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF PROFICIENCY (COP/s) AND OTHER STCW-RELATED CERTIFICATES FOR SEAFARERS 30 August 2013 / 03 September 2013
2013-09

 

Annex

RULES  IN THE ISSUANCE/REVALIDATION OF CERTIFICATES OF PROFICIENCY (COPs) IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTERS V AND VI OF THE 1978 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING, AS AMENDED

Qualification and Documentary Requirements for Issuance of Certificate of Proficiency (COP)

30 August 2013 / 03 September 2013
2013-08 RULES IN THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF PROFICIENCY (COPs) FOR SEAFARERS WHO ARE HOLDERS OF TESDA CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY (COCs) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 1978 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING, AS AMENDED 30 August 2013 / 03 September 2013
2013-06 RULES ON THE MONITORING OF MARITIME EDUCATION PROGRAMS, TRAINING COURSES AND ASSESSMENT OF COMPETENCE OF SEAFARERS CARRIED OUT BY METIs AND ASSESSMENT CENTERS 18 January 2013 / 26 April 2013
2013-05


RULES OF PROCEDURE IN ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATION OF CASES INVOLVING VIOLATIONS COMMITTED BY MARITIME RAINING INSTITUTIONS AND FILIPINO SEAFARERS AND THE CORRESPONDING TABLE OF PENALTIES 18 January 2013 / 08April 2013
2013-05 Annex Accreditation Fees
2013-03 RULES ON THE ACCREDITATION OF INSTRUCTORS AND/OR ASSESSORS 15 March 2013
2013-01 RULES ON THE INSPECTION AND ACCREDITATION OF MARITIME TRAINING COURSES 24 January 2013

2013-01 Annex 1;

2013-01 Annex 2

 

 
2012-06 REVISED MINIMUM SAFE MANNING FOR SHIPS OPERATING IN PHILIPPINE DOMESTIC WATERS 03 October 2012
2012-05 AMENDMENT OF MARINA CIRCULAR NO. 2010-02 04 July 2012
2012-04 RULES IN THE ISSUANCE OF DOMESTIC-CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY (D-COC) 04 July 2012
2012-03

 

REVISED RULES IN THE CONDUCT OF EXAMINATION, ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF MARINE PROFESSION (CMP) AND LICENSE TO SEAFARERS ONBOARD DOMESTIC SHIPS BELOW 500 GT OR WITH ENGINE PROPULSION POWER OF BELOW 750 kW 04 July 2012
2012-03 Annex

 

 
2011-02 REVISED RULES ON THE GRANT OF DISPENSATION TO SEAFARERS ONBOARD PHILIPPINE-REGISTERED SHIPS ENGAGED IN INTERNATIONAL VOYAGES 13 June 2011
2009-10 REVISED RULES ON THE ISSUANCE OF ENHANCED SEAFARER’S IDENTIFICATION AND RECORD BOOK (SIRB) 23 MARCH 2009
2008-04 REVISED RULES ON THE ISSUANCE OF ENHANCED SEAFARER’S IDENTIFICATION AND RECORD BOOK   (SIRB) 08 NOVEMBER 2007
191 RULES IN THE CONDUCT OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING OF ALL SEAFARERS AND OTHER PERSONNEL SERVING ONBOARD SHIPS ENGAGED IN THE DOMESTIC TRADE 11 AUGUST 2003
174 RULES ON THE ACCREDITATION OF MARITIME TRAINING CENTERS IN THE CONDUCT OF TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR    SEAFARERS 28 JUNE 2002
173 AMENDMENTS TO MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO.171 ON RECURRENCY TRAINING 28 JUNE 2002
171 RULES ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECURRENCY TRAINING ON SAFE NAVIGATION (SAFENAV) AND COLLISION REGULATION (COLREG) FOR MASTERS AND CHIEF MATES NAVIGATING SHIPS FOR DOMESTIC VOYAGES 13 DECEMBER 2001
170 RULES ON THE CONDUCT OF EXAMINATION AND ISSUANCE OF LICENSE TO MAJOR PATRONS, MINOR PATRONS, BOAT CAPTAINS, AND MARINE DIESEL MECHANICS 13 DECEMBER 2001
164 RULES GOVERNING THE ADOPTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A QUALIFICATION DOCUMENT CERTIFICATION SYSTEM I N THE DOMESTIC TRADE 15 MARCH 2001
163 REVISED RULES ON THE ISSUANCE OF A SEAFARER’S IDENTIFICATION AND RECORD BOOK (SIRB) 15 MARCH 2001
151 REVISED GUIDELINES ON THE ISSUANCE OF ENDORSEMENT OF CERTIFICATES IN ACCORDANCE  WITH THE 1978 STCW CONVENTION 05 NOVEMBER 1999
148 AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER XVIII OF THE PHILIPPINE MERCHANT MARINE RULES AND REGULATIONS    (PMMRR) 1997 ON MINIMUM SAFE MANNING FOR SHIPS IN THE DOMESTIC TRADE 03 JUNE 1999
141 GUIDELINES FOR THE CONDUCT OF HARB OR PILOTS EXAMINATION AND ISSUANCE OF LICENSE 17 DECEMBER 1998
138 RULES ON THE GRANT OF DIS PENSATION ON SEAFARERS ON BOARD VESSELS OPERATING IN THE DOMESTIC TRADE 15 OCTOBER 1998
137 AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER XVII OF THE PHILIPPNE MERCHANT MARINE RULES AND REGULATIONS (PMMRR)  1997 ON MINIMUM SAFE MANNING FOR SEAGOING SHIPS IN INTERNATIUONAL TRADE. 06 OCTOBER 1998
132 RULES ON THE GRANT OF DISPENSATION TO SEAFARERS ONBOARD PHILIPPINE-REGISTERED SEAGOING SHIPS 15 JULY 1998
131 RULES ON THE DEPLOYMENT OF SEAFARERS ON BOARD PHILIPPINE-REGISTERED SHIPS PLYING IN INTERNATIONAL WATERS. 15 JULY 1998
130 RULES ON THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES AND ENDORSEMENTS FOR EXISTING  SEAFARERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW), 1978, AS AMENDED 15 JULY 1998
129 RULES ON THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES AND ENDORSEMENTS FOR NEW ENTRANTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW), 1978, AS AMENDED 15 JULY 1998
127 GUIDELINES ON THE ISSUANCE OF STCW ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATES TO SEAFARERS PROMOTED ONBOARD SEAGOING SHIPS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 1978 STCW CONVENTION 18 FEBRUARY 1998
126 REVISED GUIDELINES ON THE ISSUANCE OF ENDORSEMENT OF CERTIFICATES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 1978 STCW CONVENTION 02 OCTOBER 1997
115 COMELEC RESOLUTION NO. 2825 RELATIVE TO THE SANGUNIANG KABATAAN (SK) ELECTIONS SCHEDULED ON MAY 1996 28 AUGUST 1996
99 GUIDELINES FOR THE ISSUANCE/ RENEWAL OF MOTORBOAT OPERATOR'S LICENSE (MBOL) 06 APRIL 1995
97 REVISED GUIDELINES ON THE ISSUANCE OF SIRB 16 MARCH 1995
96 CREATION OF WATCHLIST SYSTEMS OF SEAFARERS 16 MARCH 1995
83-A AMENDING THE SCHEDULE OF FEES IN THE GUIDELINES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STCW 1978 CONVENTION 20 JULY 1994
83 GUIDELINES ON THE ISSUANCE OF ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STCW 1978 CONVENTION (FOR FILIPINO SEAFARERS SERVING ON BOARD SHIPS OPERATING COASTWISE 21 JANUARY 1994
82 GUIDELINES ON THE ISSUANCE OF ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STCW 1978 CONVENTION (FOR FILIPINO SEAFARERS SERVING ON BOARD OCEAN-GOING SHIPS) 21 JANUARY 1994
47-A ENFORCEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION AND STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW) 1978 05 NOVEMBER 1993
47 ENFORCEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION AND STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW) 1978 31 MAY 1989
3 Apprenticeship Training of graduates of Philippine nautical schools and marine eng’g institutions 17 DECEMBER 1975