Bangsamoro Maritime Industry Authority


Chief Maritime Development Specialist

Powers & Functions

a. Issue Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) or Provisional Authority (PA) to vessels home-ported and operating exclusively within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region
b. Issue Special Permit (SP) to all vessels operating within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region;
c. Issue Special Permit for the temporary utilization of domestic vessels in the Brunei-Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines-East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) routes;
d. Accredit banca operators whose principal office is located within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region
e. Register vessels of all tonnages home ported within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region;
f. Conduct safety inspection of vessels operating within the jurisdiction of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region so as to determine compliance with Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and manning requirements;
g. Issue Coastwise License, Bay and River License, and Pleasure Yacht License on all domestic vessels home-ported within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region;
h. Issue Motorboat Operator’s License for operators of vessels weighing three (3) Gross Registered Tonnages (GRT) and below which are home-ported and are operating exclusively within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region;
i. Issue licenses to shipyards within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, subject to existing guidelines;
j. Issue Domestic Seafarer’s Identification and Record Book (SIRB), subject to existing MARINA rules and regulations;
k. Determine reasonable fares, rates, and other related charges relative to the operation of maritime transportation services within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region;
l. Fix and collect reasonable fees and charges for its services;
m. Exercise quasi-judicial functions, including the conduct of hearing and the issuance of subpoena and subpoena duces tecum, in the enforcement of maritime laws, rules and regulations, and impose lawful fines and penalties;
n. Approve the BMARINA trust fund, annual plan and budget for the utilization of its Fifty Percent (50%) share in its revenues remitted to the Bangsamoro Treasury and submit the same for legislative appropriation; and
o. Perform such related functions as may be provided by law or higher authorities.