Crew Asia: The History
Since the 1950′s, an extraordinarily large percentage of the world’s seagoing commercial vessels were manned by Philippine crews – and for good reason. When properly trained and managed, Filipino seafarers are diligent and competent, honest and hard-working, have an adequate to excellent command of the English language, and are a delight to work with.
Filipino crew members were not, however, well represented in the international yachting community.
Mr. Alan Mill-Irving, previously a British Yacht Master himself sought to remedy this situation in 1992 by helping to form Crew Asia.
And the rest, as the old saying goes, is history.
Filipinos have an inherently happy nature with a positive attitude in adverse conditions. They are unusually adaptable, possess a strong regard for authority and are no strangers to hard work and its rewards. Crew Asia builds on these attributes in order to provide your vessel with first-quality crew members that you will be proud to have as a part of your seagoing team.
At present, Crew Asia represents over 400 able-bodied crew members. Crew Asia is a SEC Registered Corporation which is licensed by the POEA (Philippine Overseas Employment Agency).
As a POEA licensed company, Crew Asia is – as of this date – the only manning company in the Philippines which exclusively supplies crew to the mega-yachting industry.