MANILA, Philippines – The STCW Office of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has been granted the continuance of certification to ISO 9001:2015 for its head office, as well as, its satellite offices located in SM Manila and Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), according to Bureau Veritas.
Acquiring the certification means that the Quality Management System (QMS) of the STCW Office of MARINA, has successfully passed and continously meet the requirements of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015, a globally recognized quality standard currently followed by over a million organizations.
The MARINA, as the single maritime Administration when it comes to the implementation of the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers, as Amended (STCW ’78), through its STCW Office, establishes the policies and procedures for its stakeholders. More specifically, this covers the provisions on training, certification and assessment system of Filipino seafarers to ensure that they are well educated, well trained and well equipped with knowledge and competencies aligned with national and international standards in order to develop them into a globally-competitive seafaring workforce.
With this, MARINA assures the public that it will continue to integrate the development, promotion and regulation of the maritime industry in the country, providing safer people, safer ships, and cleaner environment.