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MARINA, Nautical Institute will advance maritime education in the Philippines
Through a memorandum of understanding, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Nautical Institute (NI) have teamed up to improve the nation’s maritime education and training (MET) (MOU).
According to a statement released by MARINA on Monday, the NI would use the MOU to offer the organization and other MET institutions “academic guidance and proposals.”
These include updating the MET curricula for officers on board, the postgraduate curricula for maritime professionals employed on land, and holding academic workshops “to upgrade the teaching methods and substance of the curricula.”
By connecting stages of professional membership and registration up to “chartered” status, it also seeks to “promote the professional growth of seafarers.”
The memorandum, according to the MARINA, “also paved the way for the MARINA to have access to information that will support the professional development of seafarers, counseling on accreditation of training programs to support the education of Filipino seafarers, and to support the recognition of seafarers through routes to registration.”
The MOU was signed on Friday during the celebration of the NI’s 50th founding anniversary by MARINA Administrator Hernani Fabia and NI Chief Executive Officer Captain John Lloyd, FNI.
Fabia stated during the occasion that the collaboration would enable MARINA to “accelerate the achievement” of a marine industry that is both nationally connected and competitive on a worldwide scale through maritime education, innovation, technology, and sustainability.
As we advance with policy and institutional measures, particularly the programs in our 10-year maritime sector plan, we look forward to the support of maritime stakeholders, like your organization, he said.
In order to advance “professionalism, best practice, and safety” in the marine sector, the NI, a non-governmental organization having consultative status at the International Maritime Organization, works to advocate the interests of its members.
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