Miguel Sequeira is the new president of the Technical Commission (TC) of the International Shipping Register of Madeira (MAR). Directly appointed by the Portuguese Ministry of Transportation, Miguel Sequeira, as responsible of the TC, is in charge of the registration process and must ensure that all registered vessels abide by the safety requirements established by the applicable international conventions, among other functions.
Miguel Sequeira, former president of the Portuguese Institute for Ports and Maritime Transportation, was, until 2010, responsible for the Mission Structure for matters related to the sea in Portugal. Qualified as specialist in Naval Military Sciences by the Portuguese Naval School, the new-appointed president of MAR has also an MBA in Management Information from the Portuguese Catholic University.
The International Shipping Register of Madeira – MAR is Portugal’s second and international shipping register, created to reduce the country’s “flagging out” process as well as to attract new shipowners and vessels.
MAR, as a Portuguese international register, is among the international registers of the highest quality, having guaranteed adequate measures to ensure an efficient surveillance of all vessels registered. All international conventions ratified by Portugal are fully applicable to and respected by MAR. As a result, MAR has never been considered as a “flag of convenience” and is included in the White List of the Paris Memorandum of Understanding.