MARINA Leads the “Day of the Filipino Seafarer” Celebration

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS


MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY

 

PRESS RELEASE NO. 2014-015
25 June 2014


MARINA LEADS THE “DAY OF THE FILIPINO SEAFARER” CELEBRATION


The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) took the lead in the celebration of the “Day of the Filipino Seafarer” on June 25, 2014, pursuant to Proclamation No. 183 dated 03 June 2011 with the theme, “Pinoy Seafarers, Proudly Moving the World”. Various activities were undertaken, including the Pinoy Seafarers Barrio Fiesta at the MARINA Parking Area; Maritime Forum at the AMOSUP Training Hall; and, the launching of the Library for Safe Seafaring at the Manila Yacht Club;

At the Opening Program held at the MARINA, Atty. Gloria J. Victoria-Banas, Deputy Administrator for Operations, expressed appreciation and gratitude to all Filipino seafarers for all their social and economic contributions all these years. Citing the remarkable sacrifices which every seafarer has to take just so the world maritime commerce could be moved, she said that a day is not enough to honour them, and, all efforts put forth in mounting up these activities in celebration of the “Day of the Filipino Seafarers” are all worth it.

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Meanwhile, the STCW Office Executive Director, Dr. Atty. Capt. Alvin A. Tormon, in his remarks, confirmed the forthcoming decentralization of the issuance of COPs, initially at the MARINA Regional Offices in Cebu, Iloilo, Davao and Tacloban. A seafarer himself, he assured all seafarers that he will do whatever it takes pursuant to the mandate of his Office to advance the good and welfare of Filipino seafarers.

Atty. Jabeth Sena Jepath A. Dacanay, the STCW Office Deputy Executive Director, in her welcome remarks for the Pinoy Seafarers’ Barrio Fiesta, informed that the MARINA is about to launch an on-line appointment system for SIRB applicants. She also enjoined all seafarers to bear with the “transition pains” which the MARINA is going through in view of the many functions transferred pursuant to Executive Order 75 of 2012 and Republic Act No. 10635.

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]

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