RA 10635, which was authored by Manalo, tasks MARINA to serve as a single maritime agency responsible for the implementation of the STCW
Under EO 63, the MARINA, in coordination with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), shall take the lead in the evaluation and approval of maritime education programs, which would require compliance with the STCW
(Standing L-R) MARINA Consultant on STCW
Matters Per Arne Waloen, CHED-OPSD Division Chief for Programs with International Conventions Eleanor BA.
During its 101st session held from June 5 to 14, 2019, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee confirmed that the Philippines has communicated its full and complete demonstration of the relevant provisions of the STCW
The so-called white list is a list of countries following the provisions of the International Convention on STCW
1978, as amended.
The Marina insists that it filed its STCW
compliance report in 2017 on time.
'We have been systematically employing a whole of government approach, which serves as the foundation for our harmonized legislation and effective implementation of the STCW
Convention,' he said.
Convention spearheaded by the IMO in its endeavour to improve safety at sea, facilitate sea borne trade and protect the marine environment.
The meeting touched on the Panamanian suggestion pertaining to a draft joint cooperation agreement in the maritime transport sector which entails the mutual recognition of training courses and certificates in accordance with regulation 1/10 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW
), read a statement released by the Transport Ministry.
Subject to the successful completion of the Topaz practical work experience, the trainees will be awarded the STCW
AII/4 "Certificate of Competency" by the Saudi Maritime Authorities and will be qualified to work as seamen.
The training program will meet the Standards of Training and Watchkeeping (STCW
In recent years, NITC has taken great steps towards accomplishing enhanced management systems, maritime safety and transport, the results of which have been achieving an array of awards obtained including ISO 9002, ISO 14001 (for management), PMS (for maintenance and repair system), STCW
(for maritime supervision systems) and ISMC (for maritime safety management).