News/Press Releases



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#SeafarersAreKeyWorkers: MARINA to celebrate ‘Day of Seafarer’ through webinar 20 June 2020
Council approves Phl preparatory documents for IMSAS 15 June 2020
Protocol of the Philippines on Crew Change and Repatriation of Seafarers 29 May 2020
Philippines recognizes Filipino seafarers as “key workers”; ensures safe ship crew changes amid COVID-19 pandemic 12 May 2020
STCW Office of MARINA granted ISO 9001:2015 Certification for its different sites in Metro Manila 04 May 2020
Starting Monday with Two Batches of Balik-Probinsya 27 April 2020
PROCESS FLOW for the “Seafarers Balik-Probinsya Program”  27 April 2020
Screening of 1st Batch of Balik-Probinsya
26 April 2020
MARINA extends validity of statutory certificates issued by the agency and its Recognized Organizations (ROs) until 31 May 2020 15 April 2020
A Letter to All Filipino Seafarers around the World 13 April 2020
MARINA Central Office voluntarily donated their one-day salary to RITM
09 April 2020
Holy Week 2020 Message of MARINA Administrator VADM Robert Empedrad
09 April 2020
MARINA welcomes home 327 Filipino seafarers 06 April 2020
MARINA tightens measures protecting Filipino seafarers, Philippine-flagged ships, Agency workforce from COVID-19  13 March 2020
MARINA extends validity of certificates of affected Filipino seafarers amid Middle East tension, COVID-19 12 March 2020
Philippine-flagged overseas ships already compliant with IMO 2020  11 March 2020
MARINA presents 2019 OSS Accomplishments, intensifies collaboration with private stakeholders  21 February 2020
MARINA extends assistance to motorboat operators for modernization program in Cebu 01 February 2020
PHL Maritime Administration gears-up for IMSAS 2021 through Verification Audit 29 January 2020


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Domestic shippers encouraged to start creating transition plan for IMO 2020 Global Sulfur Cap implementation 19 December 2019
MARINA graces last month of 2019 with launching of 3 priority projects  08 December 2019 
ABANGAN: Makiisa sa pag-lunsad ng Mabilis, Maginhawa at Panatag na Biyahe: #OkayKaFerryKo sa darating na Linggo, ika-8 ng Disyembre 06 December 2019
DOTr-MARINA to launch Cavite-Metro Manila Ferry Boat Service, registration of recreational boats 06 December 2019
MARINA advises shipowners, operators to allow relaxation of sailing schedules of ships  04 December 2019
MARINA upgrades its certification system for seafarers  28 November 2019
MARINA conducts ‘Institutional Mechanism Workshop on the Modernization of Passenger Ships’ in Surigao City 28 November 2019
DOTr-MARINA to operationalize Cavite-Metro Manila routes via ferry boat 21 November 2019
MARINA conducts 4th Load Line Assignment Training 14 November 2019
Philippines elected as chair of 4th Session of Joint FAO/ILO/IMO Working Group on IUU Fishing in Spain  26 October 2019
MARINA, IRS Sign MOA For Statutory Certification Services 18 October 2019
MARINA Hosts Training on Legal Implementation of BWM and AFS Conventions  17 October 2019 
MARINA to Host the TRAIN-IMPLEMENT Course 04 October 2019
MARINA To Intensify Modernization Of Domestic Ships 13 September 2019
MARINA Hosts Workshop, Meeting On Glofouling Partnerships Project 12 September 2019
MARINA Conducts Anew Campaign On Rights Of Sea Passengers 05 September 2019
DOTr, Maritime Sector Hold Maritime Safety Summit For Domestic Shipping 31 August 2019
Philippines to Host Second High-Level Regional Meeting on MEPSEAS 26 August 2019
MARINA Pushes for Phasing-Out of Wooden-Hulled Ships 23 August 2019
Philippines Successfully Sustains Inclusion in IMO White List 23 August 2019
Marina Directs Additional 4 Shipping Companies To Serve Iloilo – Guimaras Route 07 August 2019
Marina Investigates Capsized Motorbancas In Iloilo-Guimaras Strait 05 August 2019
MARINA Conducts Workshop On Modernization Of Domestic Shipping Industry 01 August 2019
MARINA To Provide Updates On Overseas Shipping Industry 24 July 2019
Duterte Signs EO 84 Institutionalizing IMSAS Council 12 July 2019
MARINA Lobbies for more SBSR Sector Incentives 09 July 2019
MARINA To Stakeholders: Ensure Maritime Safety At All Times 08 July 2019
MARINA strengthens policies on maritime tourism 27 June 2019
MARINA celebrates Day of the Seafarer; Launches SID 26 June 2019
MARINA Holds 1ST IMSAS Council Meeting 21 June 2019
MARINA Hosts PHILMARINE 2019; Signs MOU on Maritime Industry 20 June 2019
MARINA Supports Unveilling of First Locally-Made RoRo Ship 09 June 2019
MARINA Inaugurates Central Office Building; Celebrates 45th Founding Anniversary 06 June 2019
MARINA Urges Stakeholders To Cooperate In Enhancing MET System 24 May 2019
MARINA Launches 45th Year Anniversary Celebration; Receives ISO Certification 06 May 2019
Philippines Asserts Position In IMO White List 02 May 2019
MARINA, DOE To Promote Green Shipping Industry 30 April 2019
MARINA Hosts Training, Write-Shop For IMSAS 2021 28 April 2019
MARINA Develops Training Standards On STCW Mandatory Courses 26 April 2019
MARINA Hosts 144th Maritime Forum 25 April 2019
MARINA, DTI To Develop Standards For Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Sector 25 April 2019
MARINA Advocates Gender Equality In The Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Industry 15 April 2019
MARINA OIC Conducts Random Inspection Of RoRo Vessel In Batangas And Calapan Ports 15 April 2019
DOTR-MARINA Launches Awareness Campaign On Rights Of Sea Passengers 12 April 2019
MARINA Promotes Quality Management On Shipbuilding, Ship Repair Industry 12 April 2019
MARINA hosts 2nd APEC Strategy Planning Meeting for Seafarers 05 April 2019
MARINA receives Level II CSC recognition on human resource management 03 April 2019
Revised policies on two maritime educational programs now due for final CHED approval 01 April 2019
DOTr-MARINA commits full compliance with IMO Standards to maintain “White List” status 24 March 2019
PHL remains in IMO List 21 March 2019
MARINA holds 20th PH-NL JMCA Meeting 21 March 2019
MARINA partners with PNU on exam assessment 15 March 2019
MARINA to shipping operators: Uphold passengers’ rights at all times 05 March 2019
MARINA to enhance maritime industry investment climate 03 March 2019
MARINA hosts 2019 MET Conference 26 February 2019
PH, Japan Renew Commitment on Maritime Education, Training 21 February 2019
MARINA gears up for IMSAS 2021 20 February 2019
MARINA reports 7 RoRo Missionary Routes to be Served 19 February 2019
MARINA Strengthens Collaboration with Overseas Shipping Stakeholders 13 February 2019
Seafaring industry not only for men, but also for women – MARINA 10 February 2019
MARINA opens 19 RoRo Missionary Routes 05 February 2019
MARINA eyes first-ever maritime hub 25 January 2019
MARINA strengthens Philippine Ship Registry; upholds commitment to IMO 20 January 2019
MARINA, CHED, PMMA, MHEIS revamp PH Maritime Education Programs 16 January 2019
MARINA to issue show cause orders to 2 ships in collision 15 January 2019


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MARINA launches Online Evaluation and Appointment System for Theoretical Exam for Marine Officers 20 December 2018
MARINA welcomes blessing of newly-constructed central office building 14 December 2018
MARINA bags ‘Best Regional Identification Document’ award for the SID project 13 December 2018
MARINA completes 10-yr maritime roadmap formulation process 12 December 2018
MARINA presents former MARINA employee faking legal certificates 10 December 2018
MARINA to issue show cause orders to 4 non-conformant maritime schools 09 December 2018
MARINA calibrates maritime training course packages 06 December 2018
Skilled, competent labor force makes maritime industry, economy thrive – MARINA 06 December 2018
Philippines Hosts IMO Workshop on Safe, Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling 04 December 2018
MARINA Professional IDs a valid document 02 December 2018
MARINA guarantees strict compliance with re-admeasurement of PH-registered domestic ships 29 November 2018
Ferry safety is shared responsibility – MARINA 28 November 2018
MARINA Optimistic On IMO Meeting; Presented 10-Yr Roadmap To International Maritime Partners 25 November 2018
New MARINA Region VII building now partially operational; fully operational on Jan 2019 20 November 2018
MARINA Reports Cancelled Sea Travels in the Visayas Region Due to Tropical Storm “Samuel” 19 November 2018
MARINA bares 10-year shipyard programs 18 November 2018
MARINA to enhance PH maritime education, training 16 November 2018
Vingson to MARINA employees: Live up the standards of model public servant 12 November 2018
MARINA reminds shipping companies against smoking on-board 09 November 2018
MARINA completes submission of proofs of compliance with EMSA; intensifies preps for IMO Independent Evaluation for PH White Listing 08 November 2018
MARINA hosts Regional Training Course on Maritime Casualty Investigation 07 November 2018
MARINA to sail towards integrated, globally-competitive maritime industry 06 November 2018
MARINA welcomes VADM Vingson as OIC 05 November 2018
MARINA to Open Seaman’s Book Center in SM City Bacoor 29 October 2018
Davao-Manila passenger shipping route officially reopened 29 October 2018
MARINA to enhance safety of fishing vessels, crew 26 October 2018
MARINA launched SIRB Online Appointment System 26 October 2018
MARINA Leads Signing of IRR of EO 63, Recognizes Role of CHED, DOH and PCG 24 October 2018
MARINA Supports Reopening of Manila-Mindanao Passenger Ship Routes 22 October 2018
MARINA to Finalize 10-Year Maritime Industry Roadmap 18 October 2018
MARINA Capacitates Technical Staff on Load Line Assignment of Ships 12 October 2018
MARINA Reiterates 20% Fare Discount in Domestic Passenger Ships 11 October 2018
Guerrero Beefs Up MARINA Org Work Force 10 October 2018
MARINA Takes Action on the Abandonment of 21 Filipino Seafarers in India 06 October 2018
IMO Invites MARINA to a Resource Mobilization Workshop in Korea 03 October 2018
MARINA To Host Maritime Safety Forum in Manila 21 September 2018
MARINA Supports Region 1 Tri-City Ferry System 19 September 2018
MARINA To Launch Mindanao Maritime Industry Forum 18 September 2018
MARINA Rolls Out Ship Modernization Program 07 September 2018
MARINA Probes Cebu Ferry Fire 02 September 2018
MARINA Kick-Starts PH Cruise Shipping Industry 29 August 2018
MARINA Stirs PH Cruise Shipping Industry 29 August 2018
MARINA Beefs Up Preps for Maritime Audit 24 August 2018
MARINA Boosts Social Media Efforts, Capacitates Social Media Officers 20 August 2018
MARINA Partners with DOF in Upgrading Motorbancas 19 August 2018
MARINA Lauds Fast Craft Service Linking Calbayog-Cebu 15 August 2018
MARINA, JICA To Boost PH Shipbuilding Industry 10 August 2018
MARINA, PCG Reinforce Partnership, Toughen Enforcement over Domestic Ships 09 August 2018
MARINA Imposes Strict Regulations for PH Ships engaged in International Trade 08 August 2018
 MARINA Host the IMSAS Inter-Agency Mock Audit Opening and Closing Meeting 04 July 2018
Pre-Audit Meeting and Development of Audit Plan for the conduct of Mock Audit in Preparation of IMSAs 2021 13 April 2018
IMO National Maritime Transport Policy Workshop for the Philippines 12 March 2018
Multi-sectoral Advisory Group on IMO Concerns (MAGIC) Orientation/Workshop 14 February 2018
MARINA Formulates Rules for Philippine Fishing Vessels 01 February 2018
Philippines re-elected to council of International Maritime Organization 05 January 2018


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MARINA technical personnel knowledge and skills enhancement 09 December 2015
Ombudsman dismisses cases filed by UFS’ Ramirez against MARINA Administrator, et al 26 October 2015
Manila City Prosecutor’s Office dismisses complaint for “Usurpation of Legislative Power” Against MARINA 26 October 2015
MEJIA welcomes new MARINA JICA expert 31 July 2015
MARINA STCW Office, Now ISO Certified 07 August 2015
MARINA marks 41st year on Monday; Modest activities lined-up 30 May 2015
Mejia leads ceremonial oath taking of officers 21 May 2015
Shipyards in PH form first National Association 11 May 2015
Historic IMO Manila meet on Passenger Ships’ Safety 29 April 2015
‘Manila statement’ issued at IMO meet to enhance safety of passenger ferries 29 April 2015
Kaligtasan ng barkong pampasahero sa bansa 27 April 2015
IMO Secretary General opens passenger ships’ safety meet in Manila 24 April 2015
International Maritime Organization (IMO) to lead shipping meet in Manila on April 24, 2015 01 April 2015
MARINA conducts dialogue for “Ligtas Biyaheng Dagat” 01 March 2015
PHILIPPINES positions to “ship repair hub” in Asia 01 March 2015
JSMEA nagpasalamat sa MARINA at shipowners 01 March 2015
MARINA nagbabala sa ship inspectors, may-ari ng shipyards 27 February 2015
PH, Japan malusog ang shipping industry relations 16 February 2015
Administrator MEJIA before Japanese Ship Machinery, Equipment Makers 13 February 2015
MARINA visit at Tsuneishi – Cebu 09 February 2015
PH Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Seminar Cum Workshop Successful 09 February 2015
First PH Shipbuilding, Shiprepair Seminar cum Workshop Successful 06 February 2015
MARINA orders domestic shipping operators to roll back passenger and cargo rates 15 January 2015
MARINA SCDD at SM City Manila 12 January 2015
MARINA Enforcement Service conducts consultative dialogue with stakeholders on Ligtas Biyaheng Dagat 2015 08 January 2015
MARINA team to probe Vietnam Boat-sinking, death of Filipino Crew 08 January 2015
MARINA implements “OPLAN LIGTAS BIYAHE KRISMAS 2014” 07 January 2015


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MARINA ‘WARNING’ SA MGA PASAHERO: Wag magdadala ng paputok sa barko 30 December 2014
Zero Casualty in ‘Ruby” hit Region 4 15 December 2014
PH readies to ratify anti-fouling, ballast in ship conventions 17 November 2014
MARINA Region VIII opens satellite offices 17 November 2014
MARINA Sets New Rules on Examination, Assessment, Licensing and Certification of Deck / Engine Officers 18 November 2014
MARINA personnel train to be ISM Code Auditors 22 October 2014
MARINA pilot tests online appointment system on 01 October 2014 25 September 2014
MEJIA speaks at ICS International Shipping Confab 12 September 2014
MARINA meets with Dubai Maritime City Authority Official 10 September 2014
New official for MARINA 08 September 2014
MARINA leads 2014 National Maritime Week Celebration 05 September 2014
MARINA implements BOQ’s heightened alert to prevent Ebola Virus spread in PH 04 September 2014
MARINA eases queue for issuance of COPs 04 September 2014
MARINA, WIMAPHIL INC. accord for Maritime Safety and Environmental Protection 29 August 2014
MARINA On Line Appointment System for Seaman’s Book and STCW Certificates Up Next 18 August 2014
Historic visit of PANAMA Maritime Authority’s Administrator at MARINA 15 August 2014
MARINA alerts shipowners, seafarers vs “EBOLA” virus spread 12 August 2014
MARINA thanks active sectors on support for sustaining well-being of the industry 12 August 2014
National Consultation Meeting on the Project “Removing capacity barriers for implementing energy efficiency measures for international shipping” 31 July 2014
MARINA extends Special Permit of a foreign ships for the MALAMPAYA Gas Project 30 July 2014
MARINA Board Approves IRR of RA 10635 24 July 2014
Court denies prayer for TRO on RA 10635, MARINA all set for the IRR 02 July 2014
MARINA waives the Registration Fees and other Filing/Processing Fees for newly-constructed motorbancas and fishing boats in Tacloban and other areas devastated by typhoon “Yolanda” 02 July 2014
MARINA Leads the “Day of the Filipino Seafarer” Celebration 25 June 2014
National Training Course on Marine Casualty and Incident Investigation 10 June 2014
MARINA Awards TIMONEL for 2014 02 June 2014
MARINA marks its 40th year on Sunday, 01 June 2014 30 May 2014
World Maritime University (WMU) Field Studies in PH 07 May 2014
MARINA invites nominations for maritime instructors training in Japan 07 April 2014
NBI clearance requirement for processing of Seafarer Identification and Record Book (SIRB) 04 April 2014
Dr Maximo Q Mejia Jr, Administrator of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) warns public of fraud / impersonation scheme 02 April 2014
RA 10635 Empowers MARINA as the Single Maritime Administration on STCW 17 March 2014
MARINA makes ship registration faster, saves millions for shipping companies (E-SPWEL) 11 March 2014