October 2, 2023

PH, EU agree to boost maritime cooperation

The Philippines and European Union (EU) committed to enhance its maritime cooperation and address critical issues relating to maritime security, defense, sustainable development, ocean governance and connectivity, and maritime law. Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) Administrator Hernani Fabia disclosed this on Sunday, Oct. 1, after he attended the inaugural meeting of the Philippines-European Union (PH-EU) Sub-Committee on Maritime Cooperation at the headquarters of the European Commission (EC) in Brussels, Belgium last week. At the meeting, Fabia reiterated the country’s commitment to continue the implementation of its corrective actions to sustain the quality of the country’s system of maritime education, training and certification. He also extended the country’s appreciation for the positive decision of the EC to extend its recognition of Philippine-issued Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) certificate which ensures the employment of almost 50,000 Filipino marine officers onboard EU-flagged ships

LINK: https://seafarertimes.com/2020-21/node/8646