MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), through its Advisory No. 2019-08, advised all shipping companies, shipowners and operators to allow the relaxation of sailing schedules of domestic ships.
This is to ensure the safe and orderly resumption of services in all affected areas along the path of Typhoon “Tisoy,” and to prevent the stranding of passengers at ports and terminals after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) lifted the typhoon signal warning hoisted in the affected areas within the ship’s areas of operation.
With this, the domestic ships are only allowed to sail outside their authorized sailing schedules by following these conditions:
1. PCG shall ensure the orderly and priority clearance of ships.
2. The Certificate of Public Convenience/Special Permit is valid and has not yet expired and that all the ship’s documents remain valid or updated.
3. A letter-notice shall be submitted to the MARINA or its nearest Regional Office covering the adjustment of schedule of trips within 24-hours from the date of the ship’s departure in the affected ports.
Finally, the MARINA encourages the riding public to cooperate with the safety measures reiterated by the agency to achieve zero maritime casualty.