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.

June 20th, 2019 6 Diana Scholars among PMMA Class of 2019

San Narciso, Zambales - Six Diana Shipping scholars in the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy have completed their courses and are now part of the company’s crew.

June 17th, 2019 Diana Shipping Crew Honored for time in service

Manila, Philippines – Several Diana Shipping crew members are recognized for their valuable contribution and years in service in an award ceremony held in Makati Shangri-la Hotel in Makati last June 17.