Mejia leads oath-taking rites for first batch of passers of new computer-based exams

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MARINA ADMINISTRATOR Dr. Maximo Q Mejia Jr reads the oath as Officer Jan Lemuel D.C. Mallorca repeats after him, this May 20, 2015. Mallorca is one of first four test passers of the computer-based assessment system now required as part of standardized training assessment process compliant to the requirements set in the Manila

Story Lead“A historic moment,” Mejia remarked, as the four men are among the pioneers to accomplish the assessments with the new system.

Issued Certificates of Competency (COCs) and MARINA license identification cards were Marlon S. Decena, Jan Lemuel D.C. Mallorca, John Ray M. Espina, and Mark Arvin D.C. Oliveros. They have been certificated for OIC Navigational Watchkeeping and OIC-Engine Watchkeeping. Seafarers who completed licensure, assessment and certification may take their oath at the said office, through the Examination and Assessment Division.

Present during the ceremony were the Deputy Administrator for Regional Concerns, Capt. Herminio P. Estaniel, the board of examiners for marine deck and engine officers, the division chiefs of STCW office and the proud parents of the new officers.