MARINA extends certificate of ship survey issuance for last time

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  • The Maritime Industry Authority has extended for the last time the issuance of Certificate of Ship Survey to passenger and cargo ships until January 31, 2024
  • The extension ensures uninterrupted shipping operation with the anticipated increase in passenger and cargo volumes during the holiday season, MARINA said
  • Ships that qualify for extension are those without noted deficiencies from ship surveys conducted by MARINA and/or based from survey status reports issued by MARINA-accredited classification societies for ships with ongoing finalization of Certificates of Classification

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has extended for the last time the issuance of Certificate of Ship Survey (SCC) to passenger and cargo ships until January 31, 2024.

The extension ensures uninterrupted shipping operation with the anticipated increase in passenger and cargo volumes during the holiday season, MARINA said.

The ships qualifying for extension are only those without noted deficiencies from ship surveys conducted by MARINA and/or based from survey status reports issued by MARINA-accredited classification societies (MACS) for ships with ongoing finalization of Certificates of Classification, according to MARINA Advisory (MA) No. 2023-34 dated December 30, 2023. It excludes tanker ships and all other ships required to be classed.

To this effect, MA 2023-34 said all shipowners/companies who have assumed responsibility for the operation of ships covered by the MA should maintain high standards of safety and marine environment protection, establishing safeguards against identified risks, and continuously improving the safety management skills of personnel ashore and aboard ships, including preparation for emergencies related to both safety and marine environment protection.

Further, shipowners/operators should immediately inform MARINA the issued class certificates to their ships.

Notice was likewise given to all MACS to take note of the January 31 deadline and address all pending applications for class surveys and the issuance of the corresponding certificates, if warranted.

MARINA regional offices were instructed to strictly implement and monitor adherence to the safety measures under MA 2023-34. – Roumina Pablo

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