November 2, 2022

Filipino marine officers not in danger of losing licenses – Marina

THE Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) on Monday, 31 October said that there is no imminent danger that Filipino marine officers on board EU ships will lose their Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) licenses while the European Commission reviews the Philippines’ comprehensive response and strategic action plan to address grievances on the implementation of the STCW Convention for seafarers. The government, through Marina, submitted its Final Report of Compliance to the EC in March 2022. It was the result of close collaboration among government agencies and maritime industry stakeholders representing maritime education and training, ship management and manning, and seafarers.