MICHAELMAR PHILIPPINES INCORPORATED (MPI) was formed with the primary objective of recruiting and providing highly qualified Filipino seafarers of good moral character to recognized and reputable shipowners and third party ship managers. The Company was duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under Registry No. A199719921 on 15 October 1997. MPI was granted its manning license by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) in 1998. The newest license of MPI is compliant with the MLC 2006 regulation, with license no. POEA – 195 – SB – 053113 – R – MLC.
MPI received its first ISO 9001 certification from ABS Qualifications Evaluations, Inc. under ISO 9001:2000 in October 1999. The company’s current ISO 9001:2008 Certification was received from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) with Certificate of Compliance No. 129897- AQ – PHL – RvA, for the provision of qualified and trained seafarers to the international shipping industry in accordance with STCW 2010, ISF Manning Agent’s Policy and the POEA rules.
The company continues to strive to provide Filipino seafarers of the highest caliber for all of its clients. The current pool of seafarers of MPI consists of seafarers who specialize in the Tanker trades (Crude, Oil/Chem and LPG) and the Bulk trades (General Cargo, Bulk and Containers). The company has also created a Leisure department to provide competent Filipino seafarers for passenger vessels of all sizes and leisure boats such as mega yachts.