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Commodore Joel Abutal
Superintendent at Philippine Merchant Marine Academy


COMMODORE JOEL Y ABUTAL PMMA is currently working as the Superintedent of the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy. He has many years of seafaring experienced as Deck Officer and a Master Mariner. He has worked in many different companies were he hold positions like Vice President, General Manager, Training Director, and Assessor. He also worked in the Academy as a Professor in the College of Marine Transportation which he was also became the Assistant Dean and later on as the Dean of the said college. His notable key achievements while working in the Academy are the following:

• Designated Chairman of PMMA Transfer Committee, tasked to transfer all equipment and personnel of the PMMA without disruption of Classes and Administrative operation, PMMA was fully transferred from Fort Bonifacio to PMMA Complex, Zambales after 21 days on 23rd February 1998.

• As Director of DRD, formulated the 5-year Strategic Plan of PMMA, 2001

• As Dean of CMT, Initiated revision to the PMMA BSMT Curriculum, ref STCW 1998 amendments.

Agenda Sessions

  • What is a digital competency framework for shipping?