Phl, Netherlands hold 22nd JCMA meet

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Dutch and Philippine maritime officials held their 22nd Joint Committee on Maritime Affairs Meeting at the Diamond Hotel Manila on Wednesday.
The Maritime Industry Authority hosted the first face-to-face meeting since 2019 with its longest-running JCMA with a partner country.

Marina officials led by Administrator Atty. Hernani Fabia discussed the actions taken to strengthen the country’s implementation of the requirements of the Standards for Certification, Training and Watchkeeping Convention of 1978 as amended, as well as the Maritime Industry Development Plan.

Other agenda of the meeting are maritime mental health and well-being, continued inclusion in the International Maritime Organization White List, development of maritime education in the Philippines, climate policies in IMO and pathways for decarbonization of the maritime transport sector.

Also represented in the meeting were the Department of Migrant Workers, Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Coast Guard, National Economic and Development Authority, Commission on Higher Education Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners and Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands.

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