The Filipino Association for Mariners’ Employment, Inc. (FAME) - Philippines leading group of crew managers and manning agents celebrated its 40 years of providing the world’s merchant fleet with qualified and competent seafarers.

The culminating event, “An Appreciation and Recognition Night”, held on 19 March 2015 at the Pandango and Polkabal Ballroom of the Manila Hotel highlighted the association’s 40th Anniversary year-long celebration.

In this exceptional event, FAME presented worthy recognition to local and international social and industry partners who have given loyal, exemplary and extraordinary contribution to the association and the industry’s success in the past forty years.

Top government officials, foreign principals and shipowners, and local and international maritime stakeholder representatives attended the occasion. Many of them flew across the globe to be part of this momentous occasion. FAME also recognized long-time FAME members and long-serving FAME leaders.

Guests were entertained during the evening with musical entertainment and superb performances by the locally and internationally acclaimed El Gamma Penumbra and the Manila String Machine quartet.

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Undersecretary for Employability of Workers and Competitiveness of Enterprise Enhanced Cluster, Honourable Reydeluz D. Conferido was the Guest of Honor of the evening. In his short but driven speech, he said “the Filipino Association for Mariners’ Employment, Inc. (FAME) is undeniably one of the potent agents of good change in the Philippine Maritime Industry. Since its creation, FAME has gone a long way as an organization that sought to unite shipmanning agencies towards the goal of establishing a prime foothold as a supplier of competent, qualified and competitive seafarers to the world's shipping industry. Through its pioneering leadership and sustained commitment to high standards of professionalism in the shipmanning business, it has contributed to the attainment of the Philippine’s market standing as a major supplier of seafarers to the international shipping industry.”
 
 
THE HONOREES
 
INDUSTRY PARTNERS
 
Government Agencies
·         National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)
·         Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
·         Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
·         Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA)
·         Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)
·         ANGKLA Partylist
·         Department of Health (DOH) – Bureau of Health Facilities and Services (BHFS)
·         Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)
·         Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
 
Former DOLE Secretaries
·         HON. MARIANITO D. ROQUE, Secretary, Department of Labor and Employment (2007-2009)
·         HON. BIENVENIDO E. LAGUESMA, Secretary, Department of Labor and Employment (1998-2001)
·         HON. PATRICIA A. STO TOMAS, Secretary, Department of Labor and Employment (2001-2005)
·         HON. MA. NIEVES R. CONFESOR, Secretary, Department of Labor and Employment (1992-1995)
 
Maritime Unions
·         Philippine Seafarers’ Union (PSU)
·         Associated Marine Officers and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP)
·         All Japan Seamen’s Union (JSU)
 
Maritime Associations
·         International Maritime Association of the Philippines (INTERMAP)
·         Philippine Association of Manning Agencies and Ship Managers, Inc. (PAMAS)
·         Filipino Shipowners’ Association (FSA)
·         Philippine-Japan Manning Consultative Council, Inc. (PJMCC)
·         Joint Manning Group (JMG)
 
Foreign Shipowners’ Associations
·         Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
·         Danish Shipowners' Association
·         International Ship Managers Association/INTERMANAGER
·         Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA)
·         Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners
·         International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC)
·         International Mariners Management Association of Japan (IMMAJ)
·         Japanese Shipowners’ Association (JSA)
 
 
SOCIAL PARTNERS
·         Banco De Oro
·         SM Prime Holdings, Inc.
·         SMART Communications, Inc.
 
 
FOREIGN PRINCIPALS
 
Pioneer & Outstanding Principals (40 Years of Partnership)
·         Fairmont Shipping (Canada), LTD.
·         International Marine Transportation LTD. (former Exxonmobil)
·         JX Ocean Co. Ltd
·         Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, LTD (‘K’Line)
·         Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. (MOL)
·         Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line)
·         Stolt Tankers BV
·         Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co. Ltd.
·         V. Ships
·         Vroon BV
·         Wallem Shipmanagement LTD.
 
Principals with Exemplary Contribution
·         Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
·         MSI Ship Management Pte. Ltd. (former IMC)
·         Kambara Kisen Co., Ltd.
·         Kyoei Tanker Co. Ltd.
·         Masterbulk Pte. Ltd.
·         Meiji Shipping Inc.
·         Norwest Management Co, Pte. Ltd
·         Norwegian Cruise Line
·         Princess Cruises
·         Reederei Claus-Peter Offen
·         Van Oord Personeels BV
·         Westfal Larsen Management AS
·         World Marine Company LTD.
·         Expedo Shipmanagement (Canada) LTD.
 
LONG SERVING FAME BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
·         MR. JOSE ALBAR G. KATO, 10 Years in Service
 
·         ENGR. SAMMUEL T. LIM, 10 Years in Service
 
·         RADM. ADONIS B. DONATO, 11 in Service
 
·         CAPT. EMMANUEL L. REGIO, 11 Years in Service
 
·         MR. MARLON R. ROÑO, 11 Years in Service
 
·         CAPT. VICTOR S. DEL PRADO, 13 Years in Service
 
·         MR. JAMES E. NICOLL, 14 Years of Service
 
·         MR. M. S. K. OGGEL, 14 Years of Service
 
·         CAPT. LOU A. ATIENZA, 15 Years of Service
 
·         CAPT. CESAR P. CARANDANG, 18 Years of Service
 
·         MS. JOSEPHINE J. FRANCISCO, 19 Years in Service
 
·         CAPT. ANGEL J. OSEÑA, 19 Years of Service
 
·         MR. VICENTE F. ALDANESE JR., 23 Years of Service
 
·         MR. EDUARDO U. MANESE, 24 Years of Service
 
·         CAPT. TEODORO B. QUIJANO, 25 Years in Service
 
·         CAPT. REYNALDO D. CASAREO, 25 Years in Service
 
·         MR. MICHAEL JOSEPH R. ESTANIEL,29 Years in Service
 
 
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
 
Long-Serving Legal Counsel (37 Years)
·         ATTY. FEDERICO R. AGCAOILI
 
 
FAME MEMBERS (LOYALTY AWARDS)
 
10 TO 19 YEARS
1 VIRJEN SHIPPING CORPORATION 10 years
2 HOEGH FLEET SERVICES PHILS., INC. 10 years
3 SEKUR MANNING, INC. 10 years
4 EURO-ASIATIC SHIPPING, INC. 10 years
5 FAIR SHIPPING CORPORATION 10 years
6 MULTINATIONAL MARITIME, INC. 11 years
7 SUPPLY OILFIELD & MARINE PERSONNEL SERVICES, INC. 12 years
8 ASP CREW MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC. 12 years
9 BRIGHT MARITIME CORPORATION 12 years
10 INTERCREW PHILIPPINES AGENCY, INC. 12 years
11 NETSHIP MANAGEMENT, INC. 12 years
12 MICHAELMAR PHILS., INC. 13  years
13 UNISEA PHILIPPINES, INC. 13  years
14 CENTENNIAL TRANSMARINE, INC. 13 years
15 FIL-STAR MARITIME CORPORATION 13 years
16 CSC MANILA, INC. 14 years
17 TEEKAY SHIPPING PHILIPPINES, INC. 14 years
18 BIBBY SHIP MANAGEMENT PHILIPPINES, INC. 15 years
19 WILHELMSEN-SMITH BELL MANNING, INC. 15 years
20 DOHLE-PHILMAN MANNING AGENCY, INC. 16 years
21 MAINE MARINE PHILS., INC. 16 years
22 KLAVENESS MARITIME AGENCY, INC. 16 years
23 ASIA BULK TRANSPORT PHILS., INC. 16 years
24 MAGSAYSAY MOL MARINE, INC. 16 years
25 MAERSK-FILIPINAS CREWING, INC. 17 years
26 GREAT SOUTHERN MARITIME SERVICES CORPORATION 17 years
27 NORTH SEA MARINE SERVICES CORPORATION 17 years
28 SOLAR MANNING SERVICES PHILS., AGENCY, INC. 18 years
29 DELTAMECO CREWING SERVICES, INC. 18 years
30 PB MARITIME PERSONNEL, INC. 19 years
31 OCEAN PROSPERITY MANNING & MANAGEMENT CORP. 19 years
32 SOUTHFIELD AGENCIES, INC. 19 years
33 ANSCOR SWIRE SHIP MANAGEMENT CORPORATION 19 years
 
 
20 TO 29 YEARS
1 CRYSTAL SHIPPING, INC. 20 years
2 MONSOON MARITIME SERVICES PHILS., INC. 20 years
3 OSM MARITIME SERVICES, INC. 20 years
4 TSM SHIPPING (PHILS.), INC. 20 years
5 MAUNLAD TRANS, INC. 20 years
6 BAHIA SHIPPING SERVICES, INC. 20 years
7 KGJS FLEET MANAGEMENT MANILA, INC. 20 years
8 INC NAVIGATION COMPANY PHILIPPINES, INC. 22 years
9 REINIER PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING, INC. 22 years
10 SEALANES MARINE SERVICES, INC. 22 years
11 UNIVAN MANAGEMENT SERVICES PHILS., INC. 22 years
12 IMS PHILIPPINES MARITIME CORP. 23 years
16 PRIME MARINE SERVICES, INC. 23 years
14 VENTIS MARITIME CORPORATION 25 years
15 NYK-FIL SHIP MANAGEMENT, INC. 25 years
16 BW SHIPPING PHILIPPINES INC. 25 years
17 BARKO INTERNATIONAL, INC. 26 years
18 ANGLO-EASTERN CREW MANAGEMENT PHILIPPINES INCORPORATED 26 years
19 ISLAND OVERSEAS TRANSPORT CORPORATION 26 years
20 SINGA SHIP MANAGEMENT PHILS., INC. 27 years
21 AVANTGARDE SHIPPING CORPORATION 27 years
22 CARGO SAFEWAY, INC. 29 years
 
30 TO 40 YEARS & ABOVE
1 STOLT-NIELSEN PHILIPPINES, INC. 30 years
2 MMSPHIL MARITIME SERVICES, INC. 30 years
3 SOUTHEAST ASIA SHIPPING CORPORATION 30 years
4 BLUE MANILA, INC. 31 years
5 NAESS SHIPPING PHILIPPINES INC. 31 years
6 WALLEM MARITIME SERVICES, INC. 31 years
7 MATAGUMPAY MARITIME, INC. 31 years
8 ALBAR SHIPPING & TRADING CORPORATION 31 years
9 C.F. SHARP CREW MANAGEMENT, INC. 31 years
10 SKANFIL MARITIME SERVICES, INC. 32 years
11 PHILIPPINE TRANSMARINE CARRIERS, INC. 33 years
12 ARPAPHIL SHIPPING CORPORATION 33 years
13 UNITED PHILIPPINE LINES, INC. 33 years
14 PACIFIC OCEAN MANNING, INC. 34 years
15 ALL OCEANS MARITIME AGENCY, INC. 34 years
16 BSM CREW SERVICE CENTRE PHILIPPINES, INC. 35 years
17 CAREER PHILIPPINES SHIPMANAGEMENT, INC. 35 years
18 MAGSAYSAY MARITIME CORPORATION 35 years
19 HANSEATIC SHIPPING PHILS., INC. 36 years
20 LEONIS NAVIGATION COMPANY, INC. 36 years
21 TRANSORIENT MARITIME AGENCIES, INC. 36 years
22 NEW FILIPINO MARITIME AGENCIES, INC. 37 years
23 DOLPHIN SHIP MANAGEMENT, INC. 38 years
24 INTERMODAL SHIPPING, INC. 40 years
25 JEBSENS MARITIME, INC. 40 years
26 PACIFIC ASIA OVERSEAS SHIPPING CORPORATION 40 years
27 TRANS-GLOBAL MARITIME AGENCY, INC 41 years