April 16th, 2021 Philippines on MECQ: Potential Impact on Crewing

Metro Manila and nearby provinces are more in relaxed quarantine until the end of April.

April 15th, 2021 Filipino Seafarers Now Included in Ph Priority List for Covid-19 Vaccination

Filipino seafarers will now be included in the priority list of Covid-19 vaccinations. That’s after the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved the recommendation made by the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

March 11th, 2021 Crossworld Marine Services Celebrates 17 years in the Industry

Crossworld Marine Services marked its 17th year anniversary with offices in the Philippines, Jakarta, Ukraine, and Athens holding simultaneous celebrations on March 1, 2021.

March 11th, 2021 Crossworld Launches Photo Contest for Seafarers

Crossworld Marine Services Inc. launches a photo contest for its employees in line with its 17th year anniversary. ‘Crossworld Winter Photo Contest’ where Crossworld crew members have a chance to showcase their photography skills while the company honors and celebrates seafarers and their lives.

March 11th, 2021 Group asks for Seafarers to be prioritized in Gov’t Vaccination Program

As Covid-19 vaccines arrive in the Philippines, manning agencies, seafarer groups and firms continue to urge the government for them to be included in the priority list of the Duterte Administration’s inoculation program.

February 10th, 2021 Ph Maritime Dept. Extends Working Hours

Manila, Philippines – The Maritime Industry Authority or MARINA extends its operating days and will now be open on Saturdays to speed up the issuance of Seafarers’ Record Books (SRB) and Seafarers’ Identity Documents (SID).

February 10th, 2021 Global firms vow to help seafarers in despair at sea

Hundred of companies vow to help hundreds of thousands of seafarers currently stuck at sea due to problems caused by crew change due to restrictions from the Covid-19 pandemic.

February 10th, 2021 Ph lifts ban on Int’l Crew Change

The Philippines lifts its temporary ban on international crew change for seafarers for those coming from countries with recorded infections of the UK variant of Covid-19.