MARINA's year-end assessment with private stakeholders

MARINA's year-end assessment with private stakeholders

Dec 20, 2017

MARINA holds yearly review with overseas shipping sector


Focuses on private stakeholders' views and on road mapping for 2018


Manila, 20 December 2017 -- The Philippines' Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) assembled private stakeholers of the overseas shipping sector to hold its year-end assessment and kick start road mapping for 2018.


MARINA aims to foster a well-developed and globally-oriented maritime industry that effectively provides logistic support for the country’s socio-economic growth and national development. With these in mind, delegates in the year-end review evaluated the accomplishments throughout the year.


Among the milestones reached by the Maritime Registry Division were the MARINA Circular on the accreditation of recognized organizations for the performance of statutory certification and services, MARINA Circular on the minimum safe manning certificate for ships engaged in international waters, imposition of environmental fee by Zambales, and monitoring of Philippine-registered overseas ships as of 20 November 2017.


Further accomplishments of the International Shipping Development Division (ISDD), on the other hand, include: Continuous support to the ratification of IMO instruments; Campaign materials for the Philippine re-election to IMO

Council Category C; Request for Technical Assistance to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and; Multi-sectoral Advisory Group on IMO Concerns (MAGIC).


Another breakthroughs is the IMO's continued support to the ratification of IMO instruments involving report on the ratification of the Anti-Fouling System and of Ballast Water Management. Additional milestone are the Campaign materials for the Philippine re-election to IMO Council Category C. Working with the ASEAN has also been an achievement including active participation in ASEAN undertakings. Cooperation and attendance in APEC initiatives are also part of the highlights along with bilateral and plurilateral undertakings.


Atty Josephine Marie G. Uranza, regional coordinator, IMO Regional Presence for Technical Co-operation in East Asia, was among the speakers who graced the year-end assessment.


RightNav Maritime founder, Capt. Ramos was among the delegates who actively participated in the year-end assessment.