BATAS PAMBANSA 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
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.1‚wphi1
"(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.
Approved: December 6, 1978
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