MARINA HOLDS OATHTAKING CEREMONY FOR MARINE DECK AND ENGINE OFFICERS

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), through its Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Office, held an oathtaking ceremony for Marine Deck and Engine Officers yesterday, 28 July 2022, at the AMOSUP Convention Hall in Intramuros, Manila. A total of 46 marine deck and engine officers were sworn into their official duties. For the Deck continue reading : MARINA HOLDS OATHTAKING CEREMONY FOR MARINE DECK AND ENGINE OFFICERS

MARINA bags ‘best performing agency’ in ARTA’s RIA Manual Training

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), along with several government agencies in the country, received recognition from the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) for consistently earning top scores in the Pre and Post Diagnostic Tests during the three-month-long Phase II: Regulatory Impact Assessment Manual Training held from April to July 2022. The MARINA team, consisting of heads continue reading : MARINA bags ‘best performing agency’ in ARTA’s RIA Manual Training

MEMORANDUM REPORT ON SPECIAL ORDER NO. 397-22 ON THE CONDUCT OF THE FOLLOWING: 1. IMPLEMENTATION OF FRANCHISING SERVICE OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS TO MROs; AND 2. MRO’S ASSESSMENT OF MC NO. 2016-02 ON THE PHASING OUT OF WOODEN-HULLED SHIPS (WHS) CARRYING PASSENGERS

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Franchising Service (FS) conducted an Assessment of the Phasing out of WHS carrying passengers under MC No. 2016-02 and on the Oversight Functions within MARINA Regional Offices (MRO) X – Cagayan De Oro (23-26 May 2022) and MRO XIII – Surigao (27-31 June 2022) wherein the FS assessed all delegated continue reading : MEMORANDUM REPORT ON SPECIAL ORDER NO. 397-22 ON THE CONDUCT OF THE FOLLOWING: 1. IMPLEMENTATION OF FRANCHISING SERVICE OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS TO MROs; AND 2. MRO’S ASSESSMENT OF MC NO. 2016-02 ON THE PHASING OUT OF WOODEN-HULLED SHIPS (WHS) CARRYING PASSENGERS

MARINA PRESS STATEMENT on Former Administrator Empedrad’s alleged illegal appointments of officers-in-charge (OICs) before he vacated his seat as the MARINA Chief

This is to address the previous articles stating that the former Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Administrator Vice Admiral Robert A Empedrad AFP (Ret) allegedly made illegal appointments of officers-in-charge (OICs) before he vacated his seat as the MARINA Chief. Allow us to set the record straight that Vice Admiral Empedrad quietly vacated his post on continue reading : MARINA PRESS STATEMENT on Former Administrator Empedrad’s alleged illegal appointments of officers-in-charge (OICs) before he vacated his seat as the MARINA Chief

MEMORANDUM REPORT ON S.O. NO. 397-22 ON THE CONDUCT OF THE FOLLOWING: 1. IMPLEMENTATION OF FRANCHISING SERVICE OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS TO MROs; AND 2. MRO’S ASSESSMENT OF MC NO. 2016-02 ON THE PHASING OUT OF WOODEN-HULLED SHIPS (WHS) CARRYING PASSENGERS

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), Franchising Service (FS) conducted an Assessment of the Phasing out of Wooden-Hulled Ships carrying passengers under MC No. 2016-02 and on the Oversight Functions within MARINA Regional Offices (MRO) 6 – Iloilo (13-16 June 2022), MRO 7 – Cebu (17-22 June, 2022) and MRO 8 Tacloban (23-25 June 2022) wherein continue reading : MEMORANDUM REPORT ON S.O. NO. 397-22 ON THE CONDUCT OF THE FOLLOWING: 1. IMPLEMENTATION OF FRANCHISING SERVICE OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS TO MROs; AND 2. MRO’S ASSESSMENT OF MC NO. 2016-02 ON THE PHASING OUT OF WOODEN-HULLED SHIPS (WHS) CARRYING PASSENGERS

MARINA Holds Ceremonial Vaccination vs. COVID-19 for Filipino Seafarers

MANILA – As part of its 47th Founding Anniversary celebration, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) held a ceremonial vaccination of Filipino seafarers on Thursday, 17 June 2021. Fourteen (14) Filipino seafarers got their first jab of the Sinovac-CoronaVac vaccine at the AMOSUP Seamen’s Center. This was made possible through the offer made by Dr Conrado continue reading : MARINA Holds Ceremonial Vaccination vs. COVID-19 for Filipino Seafarers

GOOD NEWS! MARINA FURTHER EXTENDS THE VALIDITY OF STCW CERTIFICATES AS A TEMPORARY CONTINGENCY MEASURE AMIDST COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. All STCW certificates previously extended by virtue of earlier issued MARINA Advisories bearing reference numbers “MA-2020-83”, “MA-2020-73”, “MA-2020-66”, and “MA-2020-64” (all series of 2020) but were not re-validated up to now due to lack of refresher training, as applicable to their certificate to be revalidated, shall be extended up to 31 December 2021 without continue reading : GOOD NEWS! MARINA FURTHER EXTENDS THE VALIDITY OF STCW CERTIFICATES AS A TEMPORARY CONTINGENCY MEASURE AMIDST COVID-19 PANDEMIC

A Letter to All Filipino Seafarers Around the World

The world is under siege by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that has already infected over 1.8 million people worldwide and killing around 115,000. The pandemic placed the world into a standstill and continues to cripple economic activities including sea trades where more than 700,000 Filipino Seafarers are deployed in domestic and foreign-flagged seagoing vessels. With continue reading : A Letter to All Filipino Seafarers Around the World

MARINA strengthens policies on maritime tourism

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – As envisioned in the 10-year maritime industry development plan (MIDP), the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has strengthened policies on maritime tourism by issuing rules and regulations on the registration, licensing, and operation of recreational boats for commercial or private use within the Philippine territorial waters. Per Memorandum Circular Number DS-2019-01, MARINA has continue reading : MARINA strengthens policies on maritime tourism

MARINA supports unveiling of first locally-made RORO ship

  NAVOTAS CITY – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has supported the unveiling of the first Filipino-constructed roll-on / roll-off (RoRo) passenger ship classed by the Philippine Register of Shipping (PRS), the M/V Isla Simara, built by Josefa Slipways Incorporated and Shogun Ships Corporation. The M/V Isla Simara is a 468-seater RoRo passenger ship with continue reading : MARINA supports unveiling of first locally-made RORO ship