2019 MET Conference hosted by MARINA

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), in partnership with the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), hosted the 2019 Maritime Education and Training (MET) Conference and Workshop in Manila last February 21-22, 2019. This was done to manifest trends in maritime training in the Philippines into assets for the industry in the country. More than 200 […]

Philippines and Japan renew commitment on maritime training

The Philippines and Japan have renewed their commitment to improving maritime education, which includes maritime training in the Philippines, by signing a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) on the “2019 Maritime Instructors’ Training Scheme” last February 19, 2019. The Philippines signed through the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA). On the other hand, Japan signed through the Ministry […]

Philippines Aiming For World-Class Ship Registry

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has expressed their plans to attract more foreign ship owners to register their ships in the Philippines. MARINA Officer-in-Charge Vice-Admiral Narciso Vingson Jr. said that MARINA would be strengthening the Philippine Ship Registry as part of the 10-year Maritime Industry Plan (MIDP). Previously, the ship registry in the Philippines stood […]

Sleeplessness At Sea

On average, a human being needs at least 7-9 hours of sleep. The quality of your sleep directly affects your overall physical and mental health. It also keeps your body refreshed and your mind alert. Unfortunately, seafarers don’t get to enjoy much rest due to the working conditions and labor needed to complete the job. […]

Why The Internet Is A Seaman’s Best Friend

The Internet has benefited a lot of people with its convenience and far-reaching capabilities to connect everybody and find information easily. This is especially true in the case of seafarers. The Internet makes the otherwise routinary lives of maritime professionals easier to deal with. Here are some of the ways the Internet is a seaman’s […]


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