New MARINA Chief Appointed

On May 27, Maximo Q. Mejia Jr. took his oath of office as the newly appointed administrator of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) before Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya.

Max  Mejia is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and have served on various capacities with the Philippine Coast Guard and the Philippine Navy from 1988 up to 1998. He was also seconded to the Office of the President to act as Deputy Executive Director for the Secretariat of the Multi-Sectoral Task Force on Maritime Development. From 1998 to 2013, Mejia taught post-graduate studies in maritime transport safety, security, and environmental protection at World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden, where he was also Head of Maritime Law and Policy.

The nomination was perceived as preparation for the upcoming EMSA audit on October. Mejia’s mastery of the maritime industry will help MARINA to comply with the international standards of the global shipping industry.  


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