Modernization of Ships To Be Led By MARINA

As part of the organization’s 10-year Maritime Industry Development Plan (MIDP), the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) shall lead the initiative of modernizing ships in the Philippines for safer and more secure transportation at sea. This plan, as spearheaded by Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade, will serve as a call for operators to make use of […]

Pinoy Seafarers And Their Connection To The Church

It’s no secret that Pinoy seafarers play a huge part in the country’s economic growth. Aspirants undergo basic training for seamen so they can be deployed and serve the country accordingly. Indeed, more than 300,000+ seafarers were responsible for bringing in $6.14 billion or around P318.55 billion worth of remittances last year. 22% of dollar […]

Why Panicking Doesn’t Help During Emergencies

As a trainee taking offshore safety training in the Philippines, you are taught what course of action you need to do during emergency situations. Working in the offshore oil and gas industry can be quite dangerous after all. That’s why taking certain courses such as HUET training and others is required. Once you complete these […]

How Filipino Values Can Make Good Seafarers

It’s been said time and again that Filipinos are highly favored by international shipping companies. With expertise stemming from their taken maritime courses in the Philippines combined with innate Filipino values, they turn out outstanding performances in their duties. This is why the Philippines is considered the top source for quality seafarers. Not only are […]

How To Be Informed of Your Required Maritime Education

During a recent meeting with the STCW Advisory Council, MARINA OIC – Administrator Narciso Vingson Jr. brought up the topic of maritime training and certifications in the country. He opened the floor for suggestions on how to improve the state of the maritime curriculum. Moreover, Vingson Jr. also discussed a career plan so that seafarers […]