Virjen Shipping Corporation (VSC) is a company duly licensed and authorized by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to engage in the business of manning ocean-going vessels. As one of the pioneers in the manning industry, it is one of the respected leaders in the field. Starting with the small office at the Magsaysay Building on Kalaw St. in Ermita, Manila, VSC was officially registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 8, 1972 as Virjen Shipping and Marine Services, Incorporated. The company formally commenced its pioneering manning and shipping agency service on August 15, 1972. Its main corporate purposes include owning and/or managing vessels for international and domestic trade, provide shipping services to foreign ship-owners, particularly the supply of Filipino seamen to man vessels, and to render agency services to vessels calling at Philippine ports.