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October 26th, 2020 Philippines Opens 4th Crew Change Hub in Cebu

The Philippines opens another ‘one-stop shop’ crew change hub on top of three others already operating in various parts of the country. The new crew change hub is located in Cebu which is south of the Philippines. It started receiving requests for crew change from domestic and foreign vessels on October 16 after establishing and finalizing all preparations and safety loops for crew change during the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 26th, 2020 Government Urged to Speed Up Deployment of Filipino Seafarers through Accredited Assessment Centers

Maritime training centers are calling for the speedy deployment of Filipino seafarers as it asks the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) to hasten the process of assessment for those who already have contracts but remains unassessed by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 13th, 2020 90 Japanese Ships Divert to Philippines for Crew Change

Around 90 Japanese vessels have chosen the Philippines to host their crew changes. That includes at least 900 seafarers as the International Mariners Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ) decided to divert the crew change to different ports in the country.

October 13th, 2020 Over 136,000 Filipino Seafarers Deployed and Gradually Growing

Tens of thousands of Filipino seafarers have been deployed in recent months especially after deployment restrictions were eased amid the COVID-19 pandemic affecting most parts of the world.

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.