Aid During Taal Volcano Eruption in the Philippines

17 Feb 2020
Marlow Philippines

Marlow launches aid program to identify the areas in need of assistance and prepared and distributed essential items.

Marlow Aid During Taal Volcano Eruption in the Philippines


In January, the Taal Volcano eruption changed the lives of the people in Batangas, Cavite, and neighbouring provinces. Homes, roads, and livelihood were destroyed.

During this period, a total lockdown was enforced in several areas, with over 160,000 people forced out of their homes and into different shelters across the province. These displaced people were struggling with access to basic commodities. Among them were also some Marlow crew and their families originating from the province.

In response, Marlow launched an aid program to identify the areas in need of assistance and prepared and distributed essential items, including food, clean drinking water, hygiene kits and medicine.

“Especially when faced with a calamity, sticking together as a community achieves more good,” said Chief Executive Officer, Administration, Marlow Navigation Phils., Inc., Tony Galvez.

“It is with humility to acknowledge and express our profound gratitude to all volunteers, staff and seafarers alike, who pitched and helped create emergency supply drops and to those who visited the evacuation sites in the area of Batangas to help deliver this relief,” continued Galvez. “Furthermore, to our parent company, Marlow Navigation group’s head office in Cyprus, which provided additional financial support for this aid program.”



Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned and trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning 14 countries, with over 1,150 shore-based staff, 15,800 crew on board managed vessels and 25,000 active seafarers in the employment pool, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability and client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services at Marlow have over the past four decades broadened to fully-fledged maritime activities, including full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, crew management, crew recruitment, training and safety, offshore services, as well as finance and administration.

These are provided out of management offices in Limassol, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Mumbai, Oman and Hong Kong, together a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies, state-of-the-art maritime academies and international naval training centres.

Marlow Navigation (Corporate Head Office)
Worldwide crew & ship management

Marlow Building
13 Alexandrias Street
3013, Limassol, Cyprus

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