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

Marine Department no. 92/2563 (AD 2020), allows Thai national crew only to enter the Kingdom, under condition that the relevant requirements are met, including 14 days quarantine for the crew.

As the Covid-19 situation evolves so does the rules of crew change as well. Until recently, the Kingdom has allowed for crew change of Thai nationals only. However, the Thai authorities have recognized improvements and new regulations has been prepared for non-Thai nationals to change as well in the future. The requirements remain strict, though, to continue to match the day-to-day situation, and we are yet to experience a crew change of foreign seamen as of today. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.

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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