MARINA - Maritime Industry Authority


The Maritime Industry Authority abbreviated as MARINA (in Filipino: Pangasiwaan ng Kalakalang Pandagat), is an agency under the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) responsible for integrating the development, regulation and promotion of the maritime industry in the Philippines.

MARINA manage the processing of all documents being issued to seafarer prior to employment and embarkation to vessel, like
  • Seaman's Book or Seafarer Identification Record Book (SIRB),
  • Certification of Competency for Deck and Engine Officers as well as ratings, 
  • Certification of Profieciency in trainings for Basic Training, BTOC, PSCRB, MEFA, etc.
  • License for Management or OIC level on Deckand Engine
They conduct the theoretical and practical exam for Management and OIC level in Deck and Engine since January 2015, acquiring  it from Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

They also provides the documents for local shipping industry. 

Brief History

The agency, Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) was created on 1 June 1974 with the issuance of Presidential Decree No. 474 to integrate the development, promotion and regulation of the maritime industry in the country. Originally, it was placed under the Office of the President but with the creation of the Ministry (and now, Department) of Transportation and Communications by the Executive Order No. 546 was attached to the DOTC on July 23, 1979, for policy and program coordination.

The regulatory function of the MARINA was increased with issuance of EO No. 1011 which abolished the Board of Transportation and transferred the quasi-judicial functions pertaining to water transportation to the MARINA.

On January 30, 1987, EO No. 125 (amended by EO 125-A) was issued reorganizing the Department of Transportation and Communications. The powers and functions of the department and the agencies under its umbrella were defined which further increased the responsibility of the MARINA to the industry.

Sectoral Coverage

MARINA has jurisdiction over the development, promotion and regulation of all enterprises engaged in the business of ship building, designing, manufacturing, acquiring, as well as operations of shipping lines, ship yards, dry docks, and also freight forwarding agencies and similar enterprises, and shipping in general.

MARINA main office is in Manila and have satellite offices in Cebu, Iloilo and Davao.
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