August 12th, 2019 Charity Event held in Bulacan

Philippines – Christmas came early in San Ildefonso, Bulacan as AIMS Shipping held an outreach program for the community residents of Barangay Calawitan last August 11.

July 25th, 2019 Apostleship of the Sea calls for cooperation to combat piracy

Seafarers’ charity Stella Maris is sounding the alarm over the effect of piracy on seafarer’ physical and mental wellbeing. This, as recent statistics released by the International Maritime Bureau showed that pirates killed one seafarer, took 38 crew members hostage, and kidnapped 37 for ransom during the first half of 2019.

July 15th, 2019 Senator files bill making it mandatory to help Filipinos in distress at sea

Manila, Philippines – Senator Francis Tolentino files a bill that will penalize the failure to help Filipinos who find themselves distressed at sea. Senate Bill 209 or the ‘Good Samaritan at Sea Law’ seeks to implement international maritime laws to which the Philippines is a state party.

July 10th, 2019 Philippine Government Institutionalizes IMSAS Council

Manila, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte formally institutionalizes the Inter-agency Council on the IMO Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) by signing Executive Order No. 84.

July 5th, 2019 Seafarer Identity Document Launched

Manila, Philippines – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has launched the Seafarer’s Identity Document (SID) in compliance with the standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention No. 185 or the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention 2003, as amended.

July 3rd, 2019 Ph vows to remain as world’s top source for quality seafarers

Manila, Philippines – The government vows to improve the quality of maritime education in the country as it bids to maintain its reputation as the world’s leading provider of quality seafarers.

July 3rd, 2019 Group asks ILO to make ‘wellness training’ mandatory for seafarers

An international seafarers group called on the International Labor Organization (ILO) to include wellness training as a minimum requirement for seafarers working on board a ship due saying depression causes many suicides at sea.

June 22nd, 2019 Crossworld Joins 13th FAME fun run

Manila, Philippines – Crossworld employees and cadets took some time off to join the 13th Filipino Association for Marine’s Employment Inc. (FAME) fun run race last June 22.