The Association of Maritime Education and Training Institutions in Asia Pacific (AMETIAP) is a network established in 1996 by maritime education providers in the region.
The aim of AMETIAP is to promote, develop and support in the spirit of cooperation the common interests of its members in all matters concerning the development and quality of maritime education and training.
The original Cayman Islands Shippinh Registry (CISR) maritime administration structure was established in 1903 when George Town was built as a British Port of Registry.
This is responsible for implementing Cayman's marine pollution prevention, maritime safety and security, and seafarer's welfare obligations; This implements Cayman's obligaitons for foreign-flagged vessels entering the islands ports; This helps facilitate the development of the Cayman Islands as international maritime center.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer of standards. Although ISO's principal activity is the development of technical standards, ISO standards also have important economic and social repercussions. ISO standards make a positive difference, not just to engineers and manufacturers for whom they solve basic problems in production and distribution, but to society as a whole.
The International Standards which ISO develops are very useful. They are useful to industrial and business organizations of all types, to governments and other regulatory bodies, to trade officials, to conformity assessment professionals, to suppliers and customers of products and services in both public and private sectors, and, ultimately, to people in general in their roles as consumers and end users.
The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) was created on 01 June 1974 with the issuance of Presidential Decree No. 474 to integrate the development, promotion and regulation of the maritime industry in the country. It was originally placed under the Office of the President. With the creation of the Ministry (now, Department) of Transportation and Communications by virtue of Executive Order No. 546 was attached to the DOTC for policy and program coordination on 23 July 1979.
The regulatory function of the MARINA was increased with issuance of EO No. 1011 which abolished the Board of Transportation and transferred the quasi-judicial functions pertaining to water transportation to the MARINA.
On 30 January 1987, EO No. 125 (amended by EO 125-A) was issued reorganizing the Department of Transportation and Communications. The powers and functions of the department and the agencies under its umbrella were defined which further increased the responsibility of the MARINA to the industry.
The Marshall Islands ship registry program was initiated by the Marshall Islands Government in 1988. With the adoption of a new Maritime Act in 1990, the maritime laws of the Republic were brought in line with the many changes in ship registration, financing and licensing which have occurred in the shipping industry. In addition, the Marshall Islands has adopted groundbreaking legislation that permits the registration of a vessel that is still subject to a recorded mortgage in its present country of registry. This legislation provides for the continuation of the preferred status of the mortgage without interruption; thus, the foreign mortgage lien accompanies the vessel into the Marshall Islands registry.
The Marshall Islands ship registry is now the fifth largest open registry in the world surpassing the 34 million gross ton mark before the end of the third quarter of 2006. Vessel types include oil tankers, bulk carriers, mobile offshore drilling units, container ships and yachts.
The Maritime Training Council (MTC) was established on May 1, 1984 pursuant to Letter of Instruction 1404 dated 1 May 1984, to give effect to the International Maritime Organization’s Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers 1978 Convention. The Maritime Training Council is attached to the Department of Labor and Employment.
MTC develops, formulates, and prescribes standards of training for seafarers as prescribed by the convention; Formulate the rules and regulations to implement the STCW of 1978; Communicate to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) information required under regulation 1/7 of the convention, as amended.
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