Elena H. Among She added As part of Norwegian
and Norwegian governments have signed an agreement for the latter to provide a
$300,000 grant for the drafting of an omnibus maritime and merchant marine
Bautista, Transport undersecretary for maritime affairs, said the envisioned
bill will consolidate all existing maritime laws, and modernize them with the
incorporation of standards prescribed by the latest international conventions.
others, she said this effort should finally improve the safety standards of the
industry. “We want to show the world how serious we are in averting
maritime disasters in the country,” she said.
that the recent tragedy involving the sinking of the M/V Princess of the Stars,
and the public outcry it spawned, should ensure the smooth passage of the
envisioned bill in Congress.
the agreement, the
received a $300,000 grant from the Norwegian government which will be used on
resources needed to draw up a comprehensive new law, including the hiring of
foreign maritime consultants, not necessarily from
Ambassador to the Philippines Stale Torstein Risa said the grant would
“fund [research on] the entire spectrum of the maritime industry” of
maritime power, employs about 32,000 of the 250,000 Filipino seafarers now
As part of