WMOC STRENGTHENS PANAMA TIES
WMOC Documentation Services has demonstrated clout with its expansion of service portfolio, backed by quick and clear results. A seafarer can bank on WMOC, specially on maritime documents like Licenses and Endorsements required to board international vessels plying continental waters.
Organized just in 2008, the “upstart” carries outstanding expertise on international Regulations, Conventions, and Legislations on shipping and maritime.
No wonder the world’s largest shipping registries trust WMOC like Panama, Marshall Island, Liberia and Malta. In return, WMOC gives services precise as processed, clear and reasonable on time as assured, even on the same day.
WMOC is practically part of the visiting Panama team audit headed by Panama Maritime Authority Director General Juan Maltez.
Captain Maltez is a nautical sciences engineer, specialized in Maritime Administration and Transportation, product of Columbus University, Panama.
The team checks on Panama-accredited firms like EXACT, SIMS and Meridian training centers, brokered by WMOC, while opening windows for new ones.
Maltez carries higher academics from Germany, England and the United States complemented with field experience as pilot in the ports of DECAL Terminal (Taboguilla Island), Melones Terminal (Isla Melones), Amador, STS in the Bay of Panama and Aguadulce Port.
He was Director of Maritime Operations for MBA (Maritime Business Administrators (MBA),
Master with 12 years at sea (4 in cargo and 8 in passenger ships).
Maltez teaches at the Maritime Universities of the Republic of Panama (UMIP) and Columbus University), holds chairs on Navigation and Maneuvering Deck Watch, Instructor for special maritime courses at maritime training centers in Panama.
He was recognized by the National Air/Sea Service as an instructor in CETUS 2018 international courses; conferred the Annual Captain Harmodio Herrera Award for contributions and commitment benefitting Panamanian Merchant Marine Cadets and Officers.
Maltez was elected Deputy President of the Panamanian Association of Merchant Marine Officers (APOM); also recognized him as exhibitor in the First “Sea People for Cruises” Update Forum held June 2018, attended by over 400 maritime professionals.
Currently, he is Director for Operations of Maritime Business Administrators Corps. (MBA Pilots) offering Consulting, Pedagogy, Inspections, Appraisals and Legal expertise.
Maltez plans to be in electoral politics, because of “…the needs of his people of the sea, as well as the business sector,” as populist as his idol, Gen. Omar Torrijos Herrera.
Maltez deep analytics and WMOC reliable services act as natural bonding for both to be outstanding in maritime, globally competitive and sustainable.
WMOC is very much aware of the European Union (EU) concern Filipino seafarers have deficiencies but must comply with Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) audit.
Orquiza is confident WMOC can provide proper documentation and training to meet these standards for Filipino seafarers to realize their dream jobs.
Should EMSA denies documents from the Philippines, Panama may decide to issue a license to Filipino seafarers. Orquiza assures “it will be easy” because there is already assessment in the training they get which may be applied.
Orquiza relates WMOC first provided onboard security for vessels transiting to high risk areas. Now, it also offers maritime documentation services by dealing direct with manning and ship management firms for smoother transactions (backed by WMOC rapport with embassies).
“If a seafarer needs to leave tonight and already has a plane ticket, we would be able to process their license within the day or a couple of hours only. It is crucial for seafarers to bring those documents before boarding a vessel (in case of) an audit in the vessel,” Orquiza warns.
She is passionate woman, mother to four children. This caring is translated to Filipino seafarers, treated as family, almost. Her advocacy is to help them achieve a high standard of training demanded from training centers accredited by the Panama Maritime Authority.
Hopefully, this shall produce world-class Officers in the next three years, with WMOC a constant partner in the pursue of dreams for the family and the nation.
WMOC offers holistic programs, specially for Panama:• Segumar, • Authentications and Legalizations • Accreditation of Maritime Schools and Training Centers • Vessel Registration and Accreditation.
Four other programs are highly-patronized:
• Shipboard Training for Cadet Internship
• Cruise Ship Training ( Cadet + Training)
• Ship Security for high-risk areas
• Maritime Security Escort