SEAFARERS who need to verify or recharge their records to work in household or remote vessels never again need to go to Metro Manila.
This, after the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) decayed capacities to its territorial workplaces.
Marina 7 Director Marc Anthony Pascua said they presently issue sailor's books by arrangement on the web and endorsements of capability just as control tests to seafarers and ship authorities here in Cebu.
Less cash, less time
The tests will be hung on the fourth floor of the new Marina working in Sitio Sudlon, Barangay Lahug in Cebu City once the structure is finished. Meanwhile, the tests are being held at the Qimonda IT Center where the Palace of Justice is found.
"We lead an entire day examination once every month for work area officers and motor officers in Cebu. We take into account 500 seafarers for every week," Pascua said.
Under this setup, seafarers will invest less cash and energy to verify their reports, he stated, including that they can even do their exchange on the web.
In the mean time, Pascua said sea schools in Cebu have delivered skilled and persevering alumni.
"Marina and the Commission on Higher Education are together assessing school offices and class programs required by the delivery business around the world," Pascua said.