Continuous technical skills enhancement in maritime safety is foremost—Victoria-Bañas


Maritime safety is a primary attribute every sea-going vessel must possess, according to Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Deputy Administrator for Operations Atty. Gloria J. Victoria-Bañas in her inspirational message during the three-day “Training on Ship Stability and Loadline” at the Makati Diamond Residences.

Bañas stresses, “we are committed to continuous technical enhancement and widening of knowledge and skills for all MARINA personnel.” She likewise states her strong support for technical undertakings and acknowledges the sharing of technical expertise the Japanese representatives and resource persons provide for the training.

Training on Ship Stability and Loadline at the Makati Diamond Residences
Meanwhile, Mr. Tomoyuki Fukuhara, MARINA-JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Consultant, commends MARINA for initiating the knowledge and skills enhancement training for its technical personnel and looks forward that MARINA disseminates both knowledge and skills gained through the workshop to all relevant entities.

Mr. Takanori Matsumoto from the Hull Department of ClassNK facilitates topics on Intact Stability Criteria, including such subjects as the “Code on Intact Stability 2008” with relevant documents, interpretations, and procedures for implementation. The calculation of trim and stability and damage stability calculation using the PrimeShip-IPCA application, an integrated system for ship performance capability, are largely discussed.

Also, subjects on “Damage Stability Regulation”, the “MARPOL (The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Annex 1,” the “International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk (IBC Code),”  the “International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk (IGC Code),” and “Certification and Inspection for Stability” are presented.

Mr. Taise Takamoto, Senior Surveyor of ClassNK, expounds on the topics on the “International Loadline Convention,” loadline surveys, and loadline computation. A workshop on freeboard computation is also delivered under Takamoto.

Training on Ship Stability and Loadline at the Makati Diamond Residences

The training from 09-11 December 2015 is attended by 30 participants from the MARINA central and regional offices: directors, officers-in-charge and technical staff who are mostly naval architects.