The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), through its Advisory No. 2021-45, has recently adopted and implemented the Equivalency on the Revalidation of Certificate of Competency (COC) for seafarers having performed functions considered to be equivalent to the seagoing service, subject to the following conditions:
1. All Merchant Marine Officers whose Job Experiences and Services which did not qualify the actual seagoing service requirements onboard vessels but possessed technical relevance as STCW or maritime-related services shall be considered and accepted in the revalidation/re-issuance of Certificate of Competency (COC).
2. Subject services presented by the seafarers shall be in accordance with the prescribed standards of competence under the Convention using the Matrix of Equivalence. (See Annex A)
In view of this implementation, here are the requirements in the application for the revalidation of Certificate of Competency (COC):
1. Valid MARINA License ID
2. Relevant documents based on the Matrix of Equivalence to be uploaded in the Officer’s MISMO account
FOR THE FULL MATRIX OF EQUIVALENCE (ANNEX A), VISIT THIS LINK.