July 7, 2023

Marina to enhance training program for Filipino seafarers

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) said it will include international labor best practices in the training of Filipino seafarers as part of the European Maritime Safety Agency‘s (EMSA) €4-million technical assistance. Marina Executive Director Samuel Batalla said the Philippines will discuss this with their European Commission (EC) counterparts in Brussels this week, including the presentation of how Marina will use the technical assistance effectively. Batalla said the €4-million technical assistance, which will be fully financed by the EU-Member States and be supervised by the EC Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG-MOVE) and DG for International Partnerships (DG-INTPA), will cover the implementation of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) Convention. The technical assistance will also include aspects of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, specifically in areas of recruitment and placement of Filipino seafarers, Batalla added.

LINK: https://seafarertimes.com/2020-21/node/8483