Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Maritime Education & Training


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Muirhead, Peter M.


This dissertation investigates the Maritime Safety Administration in the Philippines with a view to identifying weaknesses in the enforcement and implementation of maritime safety rules and regulations. Highlighted in this dissertation is the need for higher levels of safety as a result of past maritime casualties that have occurred in Philippine waters. The curriculum structure of the post graduate programs at Philippine Merchant Marine Academy is examined and the capability of offering new courses is evaluated. Two internationally recognized maritime institutions have been studied, and their curriculum structures evaluated with a view to seeking new programs and ideas to deal with the weaknesses of the education and training of the Philippine maritime safety personnel. A study has been made of the needs of the Philippine Government for specialist maritime safety personnel and the problems arising from the identified. Based on the results of the study, the post graduate programs in Maritime Safety Surveying and Maritime Safety Administration have been developed. Finally, a number of conclusions are drawn and recommendations for the implementation of the programs at PMMA are laid down.