Fees for Newly-constructed motorbancas and fishing boats in Tacloban and other areas devastated by typhoon “Yolanda”

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS


MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY

 

PRESS RELEASE NO. 2014-016
02 July 2014


MARINA WAIVES THE REGISTRATION FEES AND OTHER FILING/PROCESSING FEES FOR
NEWLY-CONSTRUCTED MOTORBANCAS AND FISHING BOATS IN TACLOBAN
AND OTHER AREAS DEVASTATED BY TYPHOON “YOLANDA”


Administrator Maximo Q Mejia Jr, PhD waives the registration, licensing and franchising of fees for newly-constructed motorbancas and fishing boats below 35 gross tons, including licensing of seafarers manning such ships, for the period July to December 2014.

This directive is pursuant to Section 12 (a) of Presidential Decree 474, Section 12 of Executive Order 125-A, Section 10 of Republic Act No. 9295, and as part of the Agency’s continuing contribution in the reconstruction/ rehabilitation of Tacloban and other areas in Central Visayas and Eastern Philippines devastated by typhoon “Yolanda”.

“A simplified procedures and acceptable documentary requirements specified under MARINA Advisory 2013-16 as extended by MARINA Advisory 2014-12 on National MARINA Mobile Registration, Licensing Documentation and Franchising of Motorbancas and Fishing Boats below 35 gross tons shall be adopted”, said Administrator Mejia.

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.

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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