September 6th, 2019 Marine Environment Protection Meeting held in PH

MANILA – The Philippines hosted the Second High-Level Regional Meeting on Marine Environment Protection of the Southeast Asian Seas (MEPSEAS) last August 27 with heads of maritime agencies from participating International Maritime Organization (IMO) Member States.

September 4th, 2019 PH maintains spot in IMO white list

Manila – The Philippines successfully maintained its spot in the ‘International Maritime Organization (IMO) White list’ as it is included in the latest list of parties compliant with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) 1978, as amended.

August 19th, 2019 Crossworld Employees join ‘Hope Project’

Manila, Philippines – Crossworld Marine Services Inc. joined the blood donation drive of ‘The Hope Project’ organized by the students of University of the Philippines Manila.

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.