Information & Resources

Sharp Crewing Human Rights Policy

Sharp Crewing Services Pte Ltd seeks to provide the highest standards of service to its customers and, to achieve this, the company fully recognizes the vital role that its employees and seafarers play. Sharp Crewing Services Pte Ltd supports the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) as endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council.


BMP – Best Management Practices

“BMP 5”, has been produced by the Shipping Industry in consultation with the combined naval forces – EUNAVFOR, the NATO Shipping Centre and the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operation (UKMTO).

Industry’s focus when revising Best Management Practice has been on targeting the document at seafarers. With this in mind, BMP3 has been produced as a pocket-sized booklet, in a new and clearer format, which includes illustrations and a small chart of the region.

Seafarer Help

SeafarerHelp is a free, multi-language helpline for seafarers and their families. It is accessible 365 days per year, 24 hours per day. SeafarerHelp can be accessed using Freephone numbers, Skype, SMS, Online Chat, Email, or by letter. Click link below for more information.


Sharp Shipping Agencies Group – Singapore is a Member of IMEC – the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) which is the only international employers’ organisation dedicated exclusively to maritime industrial relations. Click link below for more information.

International Transport Workers' Federation

CBAs – Collective Bargaining Agreement recognised by ITF (International Transport Federation). You can visit the main website and view/download important pdfs from the links below.



The following are provided as essential links for seafarers in the Philippines:

AMOSUP – Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamans’ Union of the Philippines
PSU – Associated Philippine Seafarer’s Union
Philippine Social Security System
Home Development Mutual Fund
Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth)
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA)

International Maritime Organization

MO – the International Maritime Organization – is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine and atmospheric pollution by ships. IMO’s work supports the UN sustainable development goals.