WISH LISTS FOR 2018

Sounding Lead posted its initial Watch Lists in 2007 and continued as the years go by with a revised name: Wish Lists. Wish Lists continue for the new year 2018. 1. Paperless and cashless transactions in MARINA (2018). While the original SCS and NACSS of MARINA started in 2014, the ...

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Health and Wellness

“…a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – The World Health Organization   A wellness program is a comprehensive health initiative designed to maintain or improve well-being through proper nutrition, exercise, stress management, and illness prevention. Wellness programs can ...

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Shipboard Training

Approved Shipboard Training Program Part 2 of 2

Did you know that the Philippines never had an Approved Shipboard Training Program for Reg II/4 and Reg III/4? If we ever had at all, I bet these were NOT rolled out properly! With STCW 95, the support level under Reg II/4 and III/4 must: not less than 16 years ...

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Approved Shipboard Training Program Part 1 of 2

Have we ever wondered why is it pain to approved Shipboard Training Program in Maritime Education and Training (MET)? It keeps haunting every stakeholder in the MET industry! Barking at the wrong tree – that is what we do! STCW inaccurately referred to as Bible. As such, bright minds, ordinary ...

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seafarer with computer

NACSS Re-visited Part 2 of 2

From the documents entitled National Assessment and Certification System for Seafarers (NACSS), The standard, obtained by Seajourn, the clauses 6 to 14 of 14 are herein quoted: NATIONAL ASSESSMENT and CERTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR SEAFARERS NACSS© The Standard 6. MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM             6.1. The ...

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seafarer with computer

NACSS Re-visited Part 1 of 2

When MARINA finally was officially designated as the Single Maritime Administration (Administration) for the STCW Convention in 2014, there were mixed feelings from the maritime industry! Some good feed backs and some were NOT so good! One of the major function is the takeover of the conduct of the marine ...

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SEAFARER

Examination and Assessment Division

The Examination and Assessment Division of MARINA is a division under the STCW Office and its functions are stipulated in Section 6.6.3 of the IRR of RA 10635.   For purposes of accuracy the whole 6.6.3 of the IRR of RA 10635 is quoted below: “Section 6.6.3 – Examination and ...

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deception

Deception

Deception is a trick or scheme used to get what you want. Like the deception, you used to get your sister to agree to do all your chores for a month. Deception happens when you deceive someone or everyone. The result may be making people believe that by paying a lot of ...

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wishlist for 2017

WISH LISTS FOR 2017

Sounding Lead posted its initial Watch Lists in 2007 and continued as the years go by with a revised name: Wish Lists. Wish Lists continue for the new year 2017. The Transformation of Philippine Maritime Education and Training (PhilMET) from qualification based to competency based (http://www.mymetsolutions.ph/2016/12/08/the-need-to-transform-philippines-met-regime/). This wish appears for ...

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no to corruption

NO TO ANY FORM OF CORRUPTION Part 4 of 4

NO TO ANY FORM OF CORRUPTION Part 4 of 4 For a change? It is NOT impossible to post where it can best be seen a sign that reads “NO TO ANY FORM OF CORRUPTION” in all government offices nationwide! MARINA can initiate this before the infamous 100 days are ...

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