MANILA – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) released MISMO-related updates and guidelines for seafarers, licensed manning agencies (LMAs), and MARINA-Compliant Medical Facilities of Overseas Workers and Seafarers (MFOWS) together with their accredited Medical Practitioners, through MARINA Advisory 2022-35.

These published updates and guidelines are in line with the full implementation of MARINA Circular SC-2022-02 on the revised fees of two STCW Certificates and MARINA Advisory 2022-04 or the “Amendment to MARINA Advisory 2021-65” on New COC and COP Formats which are pursuant to RA 10635 and its revised Implementing Rules and Regulations, the relevant provisions of the 1978 STCW Convention and Code, and RA 11032 or the “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018”.

The MARINA enjoins all concerned to be guided with these new updates as they are relevant to a seafarer’s STCW Certificates application processes, related fees, transfer of payments, sea service and medical certification requirements and the accredited LMAs’ and medical facilities’ role in the issuance of their certificates.

To access the entire Advisory, click here.