Promoting Women’s Role in Asia’s Maritime Industry

In line with the National Maritime Week Celebration 2015, Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) and Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) hosted the Women in Maritime Asia Regional Conference: Promoting Women’s Advocacy for Domestic Ferry Safety held in Pasay City on September 21-25, 2015.

DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya opened the event and said that the session is a response to International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s conference on enhancement of safety of ships carrying passengers on non-international voyages. He also cited that women working and establishing a network of chapters are effective ways to instil the importance of safety domestic voyages. He said, ““We should enlist the collective support, views, and input of a very important segment of the population–indeed, constituting more or less 50 percent. The view of women will be particularly useful in such an issue that has the potential to elicit substantial controversy numerous maritime countries.”

The DOTC Secretary also announced and offered Manila as the official home of Women in Maritime Associations (WIMA) Asia Secretariat.   ​

Source: Manila Bulletin[ABS1] 

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