On February 15, Ultraship hosted the Maritime Committee meeting at the Century Park Hotel. The audit team of Capt. Ramos, Capt. Uytingban, and Mr. Luntao provided their feedback and preliminary assessment on their audit of Competent Maritime Professional and Sea Staff Training Center, Inc. conducted last February 1. In relation to the ongoing audit initiative, several members of the committee gave their own insights and observations in the local maritime training industry.
The committee concluded that it would be beneficial to nurture a working relationship with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) and to discuss the agency’s general policy direction and initiatives towards seabased overseas Filipino employees.
The next committee activity will be the Maritime HR Luncheon on April 6, with the theme: “The Role of Onshore Organization to the success of our Seafarers or Crewing Managers”. The event will bring together the European maritime sector committees, government, maritime executives, crewing agencies, and industry stakeholders to discuss best practices and policy directions in the industry.