MANILA – The STCW Office of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has been recommended for the continuance of certification to ISO 9001:2015 for its head office, as well as its Regional Offices (MROs IV, VI, VII, and XI), confirmed by the Bureau Veritas after the 2nd Surveillance audit on 27 February to 01 March 2024.

Acquiring the continuous certification means that the Quality Standard System (QSS) of the STCW Office of MARINA has successfully passed and continuously met the requirements of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015, a globally recognized quality standard currently followed by over a million organizations.

The MARINA, as the sole Maritime Administration responsible for implementing the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, as Amended, establishes policies and procedures through its STCW Office for its stakeholders. Specifically, this encompasses provisions related to the training, certification, and assessment system of Filipino seafarers, as required by Regulation I/8 of the STCW Convention. The goal is to ensure that these seafarers are well-educated, well-trained, and equipped with knowledge and competences aligned with both national and international standards. This approach aims to develop a globally competitive seafaring workforce.

With this, the 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 a cleaner environment.

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