Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to our most commonly asked questions


  • When was Interorient Maritime Enterprises, Inc. – Philippines established?

    Since 1985.

  • What is the capacity of Interorient in providing officers and ratings?

    Interorient operates more than (200) vessels (B/C, Tankers, Containers, LPG, etc) and currently at least (4,500) Seafarers serving onboard, while a pool of another (4,000) Seafarers is on stand-by..

  • What is the status of Interorient in the Philippine Manning Industry?

    Our organization has been awarded for all the past consecutive years and was honored by the Philippine Government with the highest award "Presidential Award of Excellence" in terms of quality, dedication and efficient management of its Shipowners and Seafarers.

  • What is the set-up and internal organization of Interorient?

    There are (2) Crewing Managers, (1) General Operations Manager, (2) Assistant Operations Managers and (1) Training and Promotions Manager who are efficiently running the selection, preparation and dispatch of the Seafarers in full co-ordination with the Shipowners. Besides the Management and Operational level staff, we have another (54) employees dealing with all other matters in the support level..

  • What happens in case there is an urgent case to have crew to fly soonest possible due to unforseen situations?

    No Problem. Interorient has been authorized and trusted by the Philippine Government to operate an "In-house Processing System", which give us the flexibility to employ and process Seafarers directly and not to wait for their processing through POEA during the regular working hours. This privilege of Inhouse Processing has been granted to only very few Manning Agencies in the Philippines.

  • What is the rate of recycled Seafarers with Interorient?

    More than 85% are ex-crew.

  • Has Interorient ever suffer any kind of Government sanction for illegal activities or violations of the POEA Rules, i.e., suspension of license, penalizations, etc?

    Never! On the contrary it has been awarded for exemplary performance, diligence and commitment towards its Shipowners and Seafarers.

  • Is Interorient compliance with STCW'95 Regulations? ISO/MLC 2006 certified?

    Yes. The STCW'95 Convention has been fully observed since 1.2.97 and all crew certificates are in accordance with the Convention. Our Company was also Certified to ISO 9001-2008 and MLC 2006.

  • Does Interorient operates any In-house Training Center for refreshing crew knowledge on SOLAS courses?

    We have always assisted and guided our Shipowners on all issues in connection with the requirements of the SOLAS/STCW'5 as imposed by the IMO. A series of training courses (mandatory and non-mandatory) are provided by our affiliate Company, the BRITANNIA TRAINING CENTER INC.

  • What support Interorient may offer to Shipowner in case of an urgent problem on board or an emergency?

    Full support! At any time and by arrangement, our Crewing Manager may fly from Manila to any destination (depending on visa requirements) in order to board the vessel and have the problem resolved, though at most cases, problems are resolved by mere telephone contacts.

  • How the officers and crew can be oriented on shipowners ISM Policies and Manuals?

    Provided Shipowners have supplied Interorient with their ISM Manuals and forms, our Company have designated a full time Trainor to carry out full orientation on departing crew where they are fully explained and guided on the ISM regulations and Company's policies.

  • What else can be expected from Interorient?

    Loyalty, reliability, honesty, undisputable support and excellent cooperation. Interorient is proven to have achieved all these above and is committed to maintain same at optimum level. Provides an up to date contract information of our Company's officers and staff to our clients and Seafarers whom they can contact/ coordinate 24x7 to provide business continuity and processing support and ensures that at any time our shipowners, vessels and seaferers are provided with the necessary assistance.