September 23rd, 2020 Crossworld takes into heart World Maritime Day 2020 through Responsible E-waste Management

Crossworld Marine Services Inc. is doing its part in making a sustainable maritime industry by properly discarding old machines and computer products as the company takes into heart this year’s World Maritime Day theme "Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet".

September 23rd, 2020 Filipino Seafarers ‘One of the bravest in the world’

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III hailed Filipino seafarers calling them “one of the bravest” in the world, which he believes is one of the many reasons employers continue to prefer them for their vessels.

September 23rd, 2020 Philippines issues One-year Extension to expiring STCW certificates

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) extends anew the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) certificates of Filipino seafarers due to continued limitations brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 16th, 2020 Philippines All Set to Handle Growing Crew Change Demand

The Philippine government takes the necessary steps to ensure that the country is capable of handling the growing crew change demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 16th, 2020 First Crew Change in Hub Outside Metro Manila Goes Smoothly

The first crew change operation in the newly opened hub in Bataan earlier this month went smoothly as headed by Department of Transportation (DOTr) through the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA).

September 1st, 2020 Philippines sends "Green Lane" Procedures to IMO

The Philippine Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has communicated the country’s guidelines for the establishment of a “green lane” for seafarers to the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

September 1st, 2020 COVID-19 Metro Manila remains under General Community Quarantine until 30 September

Metro Manila and four other areas will remain under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) until the end of the month, 30 September 2020. The provinces of Bulacan and Batangas, and the cities of Tacloban and Bacolod will also remain under GCQ as declared by President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, 31 August 2020.

August 26th, 2020 Philippine Senator Pushes for Faster Deployment of Filipino Seafarers

Philippine Senator Joel Villanueva is calling for the reopening of more airports and seaports in the country amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in a bid to speed up crew changes. The move is being eyed to avoid a possible deployment ban that according to him may last for two years.