Does the Philippines meet all the standard and requirements set out in STCW and other international maritime organizations? Yes in fact they have a good system which is producing more and more qualified seafarers yearly to meet the ever growing demand.
What does POEA mean? POEA - meaning "The Philippine Overseas Employment Authority" this is a govern agency which manages the Philippines overseas employment. It is tasked with the promotion, supervision and monitoring of the Filipino workers overseas. An agency attached to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).www.chanrobles.com/poearulesgoverningoverseasemployment2003.html
What is the role of POEA in the oversea employment of Filipino Seafarers? For the seafaring sector, the POEA is responsible for the promotion, registration and processing of qualified Filipino seafarers for overseas employment, licensing and regulation of manning agencies, welfare assistance and adjudication of all cases including disciplinary action cases.www.chanrobles.com/poearulesgoverningoverseasemployment2003.html
What are the terms and conditions governing the employment of Filipino Seafarers on board ocean-going vessels? The POEA has adopted the minimum standards of employment for seafarers set by the International Labor Organization (ILO) which are incorporated in the Standard Employment Contract Security coverage is likewise being implemented.www.chanrobles.com/poearulesgoverningoverseasemployment2003.html
What is the standard Employment Contract for Seafarers? The standard Employment Contract for Seafarers is the document officially adopted by the Philippines Government to govern the overseas employment of Filipino seafarers. It incorporates the minimum standards of employment set by the International Labor Organization (ILO).
What is the mandatory remittance requirement for Filipino seafarers? The Filipino are mandated to remit minimum eighty percent of their basic salary.
What is required to Accreditation of principal (shipping company)? 1 - letter requesting of agency 2 - Authenticated Manning Agreement (Authenticated by Philippine Embassy) 3 - Authenticated Special power of attorney in the favor of the Philippine crewing agent 4 - Salary scale 5 - Crew request of the principal You should allow approx 2 week for accreditation / enrollment of the shipping company
Can more than one manning company supply crew to the same vessel? No only one manning can be accredited / supply crew to one particular vessel unless it is a special vessel ie Cruise vessel where one can crew then other manning agent the catering department likewise with off shore one agent can supply crew and another agent operation crew.
What are the requirement for accreditation / enrollment of vessels? Agencies applying for the accreditation of their foreign principal or projects and enrollment of vessels need to submit the following requirements. You should allow approx 2 week for accreditation / enrollment of a vessel providing no objections from previous Filipino manning agent if any. Enrollment of vessel (Foreign) 1 - letter request of agency 2 - vessel particulars or specifications :- 3 . required positions or ranks 4 . salary
Are there Seafarers unions in the Philippines? Yes there are two which affiliated with ITF London