February 10th, 2021 Ph Maritime Dept. Extends Working Hours

Manila, Philippines – The Maritime Industry Authority or MARINA extends its operating days and will now be open on Saturdays to speed up the issuance of Seafarers’ Record Books (SRB) and Seafarers’ Identity Documents (SID).

February 10th, 2021 Global firms vow to help seafarers in despair at sea

Hundred of companies vow to help hundreds of thousands of seafarers currently stuck at sea due to problems caused by crew change due to restrictions from the Covid-19 pandemic.

February 10th, 2021 Ph lifts ban on Int’l Crew Change

The Philippines lifts its temporary ban on international crew change for seafarers for those coming from countries with recorded infections of the UK variant of Covid-19.

January 14th, 2021 Crossworld Holiday Season Incentive Program a Success

Manila, Philippines – Crossworld’s Holiday Season Incentive Pilot Program proved a success with several seafarers signing up to re-join the fleet because of the offered perks.

January 14th, 2021 Crossworld holds Virtual Christmas Party

Crossworld Marine Services Inc. did not let the Covid-19 pandemic dampen its holiday spirit as one of the Philippines leading manning agency pushed through with its annual Christmas Party.

January 14th, 2021 Ph Gov’t Extends validity of Seafarer’s Record Books, Other Documents

Manila, Philippines – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) grants a one 1-year extension of validity for expiring Seafarer’s Record Books (SRBs) and Seafarer’s Identification and Record Books (SIRBs) on 01 January to 30 June 2021.

January 14th, 2021 Ph Tightens Crew Change protocols amid threat of new Covid-19 variant

The Philippines, the world’s leading crewing provider and a top destination for crew changes, has decided to halt crew changes for seafarers who have been in countries affected by a new Covid-19 variant two weeks prior to visiting the country.

December 10th, 2020 Ph Included in ILO list of ‘Member States with clear, complete SIDs’

The International Labor Organization (ILO) has included the Philippines on its list of member-states that have “clear, complete and well-documented” processing in the issuance of Seafarer Identification Document (SID).