The Maritime Industry Authority under its Maritime Safety Service unit have recently conducted Training on Ship Survey. The said training was designed for 10 days that commenced on March 15, 2022 up to March 31, 2022. The BMARINA team headed by Regional Head Alonto A. Sahiron together with its hardworking personnel in the regional office and in the provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi Tawi had grabbed the chance to know the overall aspect of ship survey. It was attended by more or less 150 individuals coming from different government and private agencies engaging on maritime related trade.

The training proper started with the welcome remarks by Mr. Jeffrey A. Bangsa, Director II of Maritime Safety Service and the opening message of VADM Robert A. Empedrad, AFP (Ret), Administrator of MARINA. The 10 days of training were distributed among 3 resource speakers, namely: Mr. Jimmy Ye Ji, Director, Marine and Offshore Manager of Bureau Veritas, meticulously presented the Rules Procedures and Process Flow for New Construction and Ships in Service, Types of Surveys and its Coverage for New Construction (Initial Hull Survey, Initial Machinery Survey, Sea Trial Survey), Types of Surveys and its Coverage for Ships in Operation (Annual Survey, Intermediate Survey, Boiler Survey, Tailshaft Survey, Continuous Machineries Survey, Renewal Survey, Bottom/Docking Survey, Underwater Survey, Enhanced Survey Programs), Types of Surveys and its Coverage for Non-periodical/Occasional Survey (Damage and Repair Survey, Voyage Repairs, Conversion Survey, Extraordinary Survey).

Secondly, Mr. William Abrugena, Manager of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai on his part had presented Inspection and Survey Procedure for Hull Survey System, Inspection and Survey Procedure for Machinery Survey, SOLAS (Safety Equipment, Safety Radio Course). And thirdly, Mr. Saturnino S. Babao, Eastern Hemisphere Principal Surveyor of the American Bureau of Shipping, diligently expounded the Certification and Guidelines, Survey and Inspection Reporting. To formally close the program, a closing message was delivered by Nannette Z. Villamor-Dinopol, MARINA Deputy Administrator for Operations.

The BMARINA team is hopeful that the learnings obtained from this Ship Survey Training will be of great help in the execution of its powers and functions. It clearly manifests that BMARINA has the ability to adapt to any changes to further improve its system and is willing to incorporate any new changes on the maritime laws as per the MARINA National Office mandate.