B.P. Blg. 9

An Act Amending Section Thirteen of Presidential Decree Numbered Ninety-Seven Regulating the Practice of the Marine Profession in the Philippines by Prescribing a Uniform “Unlimited” License for All Deck Officers Except Patrons

Batas Pambansa Blg. 9

Section 1. Section thirteen of Presidential Decree Numbered Ninety-seven is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 13. The Licenses for Deck Officers shall be classified as:

“(a) Unlimited competency to command and/or navigate merchant marine vessels of any gross tons, upon the waters of any sea or ocean.

“(b) Restricted (Major) competency to command and/or navigate merchant marine vessels of not more than two hundred fifty gross tons in a particular water of the Philippines.

“(c) Restricted (bay, lake, river or harbor) competency to command and/or navigate vessels of not more than twenty gross tons in a particular bay, lake, river or harbor in the Philippines.”

Section 2. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.