MARINA presents maritime plan to International Maritime Organization

With the goal of making the Philippines a globally competitive maritime nation, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has submitted the maritime development roadmap to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The maritime industry development program (MIDP), spanning different projects within a period of 10 years, was presented to IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim last November 23 […]

VADM Vingson Appointed As OIC of MARINA

MANILA, PHILIPPINES —The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has welcomed Vice-Admiral Narciso A. Vingson Jr. as officer-in charge (OIC) of MARINA. This is following the appointment of Vingson into the position by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, and President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement of former MARINA administrator Rey Leonardo Guerrero as the new chief of the Bureau of […]

MARINA prepares final touches for ten-year maritime development initiative

The government’s decade-long maritime development program is nearing completion. The program is an initiative to serve as the fundamentals of reaching higher growth in the Philippines’ maritime industry across different sectors. Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Planning and Policy Service Director Emmanuel Carpio stated that his group has reviewed and finalized priority programs with result frameworks […]

Maritime Security and Safety From Piracy

As a seafarer in the maritime industry, you are exposed to more risks to certain workplace hazards. The sea, after all, can be quite a dangerous place, especially during inclement weather conditions. Another danger that seafarers can face is the threat of piracy, which is defined as the violent action committed on the seas or […]

Maritime Industry Raises Alarm Over Decrease in Deployed Filipino Seafarers

With the drop in number of Filipino seafarers deployed in international shipping vessels, the local maritime industry has raised alarm among professionals. This is after the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) reported that the deployment of sea-based Filipino workers had decreased at around 65,000 in 2017, as compared to 2016. It was also reported that […]