MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has officially launched on Monday, 17 December 2018, its online evaluation and appointment system for the application of Theoretical Examination for Merchant Marine Officers as part of the agency’s intensified modernization initiatives, promoting convenience on the part of qualified Filipino seafarers.
The implementation of the online evaluation and appointment system is in line with the computerization and automation of all MARINA processes, which is on top of the MARINA’s 14 Point Agenda for 2018.
With this implementation, all seafarers for the said theoretical exam, starting 26 December 2018, are directed to upload their required documents to MARINA Online Appointment System for the purposes of online verification through web address: https://online-appointment.marina.gov.ph/
After the online verification, applicant shall pay the corresponding amount through an authorized payment partner prior to setting an appointment schedule through the online system for their physical appearance at the MARINA-STCW Office on their preferred date and time.
As one of the various systems that will comprise the MARINA’s Integrated Management System, the online application will ensure that the agency exercises strict and uncompromising quality procedures in the delivery of public service.
The online evaluation and appointment system, which is also part of of the MARINA Integrated Seafarers Management Online (MISMO) system, includes the theoretical examination for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Radio Operator.
Meanwhile, it may be remembered that in 2017, two (2) additional testing centers were opened in MARINA Cebu and Davao. The successful opening of these testing centers prompt another testing center to be opened next year in MARINA Iloilo.
With the help of online evaluation and appointment system, the MARINA ensured that all the seafarers can apply from anywhere either while onboard or from the comforts of their home.
Aside from online evaluation and appointment system for the application of Theoretical Examination for Merchant Marine, the MARINA also targeted to launch online evaluation and appointment system for Certificate of Competency (COC) and Certificate of Proficiency (COP).