Historic Visit of Panama Maritime Authority’s Administrator at MARINA

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS


MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY

PRESS RELEASE No. 2014-024
15 August 2014


HISTORIC VISIT OF PANAMA MARITIME AUTHORITY’S ADMINISTRATOR AT MARINA


For the first time, the Panama Maritime Authority or Autoridad Maritima de Panama (AMP) officials made a courtesy call and met with MARINA Officials on August 5, 2014. The Panamanian delegation was headed by Ambassador Roberto Carlos Vallarino, Embassy of Panama in the Philippines together with AMP Administrator Jorge Barakat and Mr. Jorge Luis Aizpurua, Director of Seafarers.

It was a very cordial meeting, although brief. Administrator Mejia was very pleased and honored by the visit of his contemporary. “Our countries have similar political and organizational structure, and our respective appointments went through similar processes. But more than these similarities is the fact that both countries have one common denominator, i.e., Panama having the largest fleet by flag of registration in terms of dead weight tonnage (dwt) accounting for 21.5% of the world’s total dwt; and the Philippines, being the premier supplier of seafarers on board ships in the international trade which accounts for nearly 30% of the world’s total of estimated 1.5 million seafarers.” expressed Dr. Mejia.

 

MARINA Administrator, Dr Maximo Q Mejia Jr personally greeted and welcomed his respectable guests. He was joined by MARINA Deputy Administrator for Operations, Atty. Gloria J. Victoria-Bañas; Deputy Administrator for Planning, Atty. Nicasio A. Conti; Executive Director for STCW Office, Alvin “TOR” Tormon, Deputy Executive Director, Atty. Jabeth Sena Jepath A. Dacanay; Planning and Policy Service OIC, Efren Juan B. Borci, Jr.; OADM Executive Assistant III, Engr. Ramon C. Hernandez; and Planning Officer II, Rubina S. Badoy.

 

 

 

MARINA, MARITIME PHILIPPINES, We Move the World.

The Maritime Industry Authority is an attached agency of the Department of Transportation and Communications tasked to accelerate the integrated development of the maritime industry in the country. It has been implementing reforms and programs to transform the country’s domestic shipping industry to global competitiveness and the MARINA into a premiere maritime administration in Southeast Asia. For more information, visit marina.gov.ph.

 

Contact:

Atty. Jabeth A. Dacanay
Chief of Staff, Office of the Administrator
MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY (MARINA)

Telephone No.: 523-9078
Email: oadm@[email protected]

Posted on February 5, 2015


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