Dr. Maximo Q. Mejia Jr, Administrator of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), and Mr. Jorge Barakat Pitty, Administrator of the Panama Maritime Authority, sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on mutual recognition of STCW certificates.
The MoA lays out the conditions, duties, and responsibilities of each party for the recognition of STCW certificates.
Admin. Mejia refers to it as “yet another landmark in relations between the world’s biggest seafaring nation and the world’s biggest ship registry.” Admin. Barakat, on the other hand, lauds the great benefit derived by world commerce from the close cooperation between the two maritime nations.
The MoA was signed on International Seafarers Day, Saturday the 25th of June 2016, in Panama City, Panama.
The Philippine delegation consist of Dr. Maximo Q. Mejia Jr, who was designated Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of the Philippines to the Inauguration of the Expanded Panama Canal, and Mr. Angelo Amonoy, First Secretary at the Embassy of the Philippines in Mexico.