Spica Thailand


15th Floor, Sethiwan Tower
139 Pan Road, Silom
Bangrak, Bangkok 10500

Phone: (66) 2 266 6167

(66) 2 266 6168

Fax: (66) 2-266 6048
Email: claims@spica-thailand.com

After Office Hours Contact:

Capt. Saroch Sansook
(66) 81-611 6449

Tipakorn Songboonkeaw
(66) 81-822 5187

Capt. Chaiyan Thanapansakul
(66) 81-823 6712

CORONA Virus – crew change

Currently , government allowed for crew change , conditionally , at some locations as follow ;

Sign off

Government allows for crew who sustained injury / illness to be repatriated to his / her home town on case by case basis. Application for crew repatriation, together with air ticket, is to be submitted to Marine Department by ship agent. They will in turn apply with the national decease control committee to consider and approve. Process will take approx. 1-14 days for committee to consider and approve.

Sign on

Government allows foreigners, including ship crew, to enter Thailand. The procedure is called a Thai Pass which can be seen on website www.thaiembassy.com

Note : Visa is required for some nationalities for entry in to Thailand, as per announcement of Thai Government.

Sign on can be done only at 5 provinces, Bangkok, Samut Prakarn, Cholburi, Songkhla and Phuket. Hence, Owner shall ask their agent whether the port to call is located in one of those provinces. Otherwise, the crew may be unable to sign on to vessel.

Due to economic situation, government may change policy within short period of time. Owner shall need to seek for advice from their local agent prior to proceed with crew change in Thailand.

Spica Services Thailand has been operating for over 25 years and Capt. Saroch has headed our Bangkok Branch for 18 of those years. Capt. Saroch who was at sea for 10 years, sailing for 2 years as Master, before coming ashore to work for a local Owner, SV Marine Co. Ltd as Operation Manager and Assistant Chartering Director. Capt. Saroch in addition to his seafaring experience, is also a qualified Lawyer.

Capt. Saroch is assisted by two claims handlers, Tipakorn and Capt Chaiyan. Tipakorn worked at sea for 6 years, becoming Chief Officer. He also graduated with a Business Degree (BBA) from a local university. He worked for a local survey firm when he first came ashore, before joining a local shipping company as Asst. Operations Manager and their ISM Manager. He has been with Spica 15 years now. Finally, we have Capt. Chaiyan who was at sea for 12 years and sailed as Master on tankers. He also worked for both a tanker company and a terminal operator, as Operations Manager. He has been with Spica Services 10 years.

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