MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has issued its Advisory No. 2020-60 stating that the conduct of theoretical examination at the MARINA Regional Offices (MROs) in Iloilo, Cebu, and Davao under the old system shall resume beginning this month, August 2020, while those under the new system is still temporarily suspended until December 2020.

The conduct of theoretical examination in the MROs VI (Iloilo), VII (Cebu), and XI (Davao), under the MARINA Board Examination (MBE)-Old System as contained in STCW Circulars Nos. 2014-08 to 13 and 2016-17, shall resume beginning August 2020. The specific schedule shall be posted in a separate notice.

Meanwhile, the conduct of theoretical examination in the above-mentioned MROs, under the New System as prescribed by STCW Circular Nos. 2018-08 and 2018-09, is temporarily suspended until December 2020. Examinees may transfer their theoretical examination to the MARINA Central Office (MCO) without forfeiture of payment.

For assistance, concerned examinees may send their queries and concerns through email at stcwo_ead@marina.gov.ph.