Marina rolls out online evaluation-appointment system

By Edu Lopez

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has unveiled its online evaluation and appointment system for the application of theoretical examination for merchant marine officers.

The implementation of the online evaluation and appointment system is in line with the computerization and automation of all Marina processes.

The agency has urged all Filipino seafarers who would take the theoretical exam to upload their required documents to Marina Online Appointment System for the purposes of online verification through its website.

After the online verification, an applicant will pay the fee through an authorized payment partner prior to setting an appointment schedule through the online system for their physical appearance at the Marina-STCW Office on their preferred date and time.

As one of the various systems that will comprise the Marina’s integrated management system, the online application will ensure that the agency exercises strict quality procedures in the delivery of public service.

The online evaluation and appointment system, which is also part of the Marina Integrated Seafarers Management Online (MISMO) system, includes the theoretical examination for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Radio Operator.

Two additional testing centers were opened in Marina Cebu and Davao and another regional testing center would be opened next year in Marina Iloilo.

With the help of online evaluation and appointment system, Marina can ensure that all the seafarers can apply from anywhere either while onboard or from the comforts of their home.

Marina is also eyeing to launch an online evaluation and appointment system for the certificates of competency and proficiency.

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