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).

This means that the Philippines has fully met the minimum requirements concerning processes and procedures for the issuance of SIDs, pursuant to Convention No. 185 otherwise known as the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003, as amended.

The Philippines was included in the ILO list following comprehensive documentation of the processes and procedures for SID issuance, which was evaluated by an independent body.

This is expected be a big boost for the deployment of Filipino Seafarers across the globe especially under Crossworld Marine Services which has been at the forefront of the manning industry in the country for decades.

Together with the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), the SID is meant to address and resolve the continuing threat to the security of ships, passengers, and crew.

The SID also serves as identifiable verification for seafarers while on shore leave and while they are transiting from one port to another for purposes of embarkation, disembarkation, and medical repatriation.


Ph Included in ILO list of ‘Member States with clear, complete SIDs’