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  • MARINA CIRCULAR NO. 2013-11 Series of 2013

    SUBJECT:
    1. ADOPTION OF THE NEW COMPETENCIES AND KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING AND PROFICIENCY (KUP) FOR SHIP SECURITY OFFICER AS REQUIRED BY THE 2010 MANILA AMENDMENTS;
    2. ADOPTION OF THE COURSE FOR SHIP SECURITY AWARENESS AND SEAFARERS WITH DESIGNATED SECURITY DUTIES AS REQUIRED BY THE 2010 STCW MANILA AMENDMENTS; AND,
    3. ADOPTION OF REFRESHER AND UPDATING OF BASIC SAFETY UNDER THE 2010 MANILA AMENDMENTS.www.marina.gov.ph/policies/MCs/MC 2013-11.pdf
  • MARINA CIRCULAR NO. 2013-09 Annex A Series of 2013

    SUBJECT: QUALIFICATION AND DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS FOR ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY (COP)www.marina.gov.ph/policies/MCs/MC 2013-09 annex.pdf
  • MARINA CIRCULAR NO. 2013-09 Series of 2013

    SUBJECT: RULES IN THE ISSUANCE/REVALIDATION OF CERTIFICATES OF PROFICIENCY (COPs) IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTERS V AND VI OF THE 1978 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING, AS AMENDEDwww.marina.gov.ph/policies/MCs/MC 2013-09.pdf
  • MARINA CIRCULAR NO. 2013-08 Series of 2013

    SUBJECT: RULES IN THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF PROFICIENCY (COPs) FOR SEAFARERS WHO ARE HOLDERS OF TESDA CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCY (COCs) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 1978 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING, AS AMENDEDwww.marina.gov.ph/policies/MCs/MC 2013-08.pdf
  • MTC MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO. 15 SERIES OF 2011
    TO: ALL CONCERNED
    SUBJECT: CLARIFICATION OF TRANSITIONAL PROVISION OF 2010 MANILA AMENDMENTS TO THE STCW CONVENTION AND CODE
    DATE: 27 SEPTEMBER 2011www.mtc.gov.ph/html/pdf/circulars/memo%20circular%202011/memo%20cir.%20no.%2015-s2011.PDF
  • Does the Philippines meet all the standard and requirements set out in STCW and other international maritime organizations?
    Yes in fact they have a good system which is producing more and more qualified seafarers yearly to meet the ever growing demand.
  • What does POEA mean?
    POEA - meaning "The Philippine Overseas Employment Authority" this is a govern agency which manages the Philippines overseas employment. It is tasked with the promotion, supervision and monitoring of the Filipino workers overseas. An agency attached to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).www.chanrobles.com/poearulesgoverningoverseasemployment2003.html
  • Amended POEA Seafarers Employment Contract.
    ...www.poea.gov.ph/docs/sec.pdf
  • Mandatory Anti-Piracy Awareness Training for Seafarers.
    ...www.poea.gov.ph/MCs/MC%202010/MC-02-2010.pdf
  • POEA Prohibits Recruitment of Seafarers at Luneta Park.
    ...www.poea.gov.ph/news/2010/PR_Jul2010_luneta.pdf
  • What is the role of POEA in the oversea employment of Filipino Seafarers?
    For the seafaring sector, the POEA is responsible for the promotion, registration and processing of qualified Filipino seafarers for overseas employment, licensing and regulation of manning agencies, welfare assistance and adjudication of all cases including disciplinary action cases.www.chanrobles.com/poearulesgoverningoverseasemployment2003.html
  • What are the terms and conditions governing the employment of Filipino Seafarers on board ocean-going vessels?
    The POEA has adopted the minimum standards of employment for seafarers set by the International Labor Organization (ILO) which are incorporated in the Standard Employment Contract Security coverage is likewise being implemented.www.chanrobles.com/poearulesgoverningoverseasemployment2003.html
  • What is the standard Employment Contract for Seafarers?
    The standard Employment Contract for Seafarers is the document officially adopted by the Philippines Government to govern the overseas employment of Filipino seafarers. It incorporates the minimum standards of employment set by the International Labor Organization (ILO).
  • What is the mandatory remittance requirement for Filipino seafarers?
    The Filipino are mandated to remit minimum eighty percent of their basic salary.
  • What is required to Accreditation of principal (shipping company)?
    1 - letter requesting of agency
    2 - Authenticated Manning Agreement (Authenticated by Philippine Embassy)
    3 - Authenticated Special power of attorney in the favor of the Philippine crewing agent
    4 - Salary scale
    5 - Crew request of the principal
    You should allow approx 2 week for accreditation / enrollment of the shipping company
  • Can more than one manning company supply crew to the same vessel?
    No only one manning can be accredited / supply crew to one particular vessel unless it is a special vessel ie Cruise vessel where one can crew then other manning agent the catering department likewise with off shore one agent can supply crew and another agent operation crew.