Our well-trained & experienced team enables to guide client’s vessels through today’s competitive maritime environment effectively cost-wise, safely, successfully! Constant change and development define modern crew and ship management services. The new generation facilities for the crew training make it possible to choose the right personnel for the right vessel.Seafarers are carefully screened, making sure only those fully qualified and properly STCW certified are employed. Meanwhile, modern tailor-made database and IT management systems ensure that high quality standards are constantly checked and upheld. Indeed, such fully transparent screening and employment procedures ensure both vessel owners and crew .
Our mission is to provide professional and competent crew manning services to Shipowners/Managers which will support and encourage safe and efficient ship operation, as well as to help Ukrainian qualified marine officers and crew to utilize their high potential and knowledge and to find stable and permanent job at sea.
The years of competitive crew selection and strict requirements to every candidate made it possible to create a significant database of dedicated, competent and motivated Ukrainian seafarers who are recognized as good specialists around the world due to their experience of work at different vessels’ types and various Shipowners. Our crew database has been developed on the basis of the finest maritime educational establishments in Ukraine, among which is the world-famous Odessa National Maritime Academy with annual graduation of about 1000 specialists, Odessa Maritime University and other 5 Maritime Universities and 20 maritime colleges.
Willing to have long-lasting and reliable relations with our Principals, as well as good reputation in the Marine Manning market, the crewing company «MARINE CENTRE» does an extremely thorough and professional selection of the seagoing staff.
To meet the specific requirements from the Owners keeping in mind a certain vessel type all our officers are carefully selected by means of extensive interviews and system of tests to ensure you will have competent, highly trained and reliable ship’s personnel, which include:
Pre-employment interview, aimed to verify seafarer’s experience, competency, character and personality, potential and fitness. The seafarer’s qualifications and sea-service are cross-referenced with previous employers, government agencies and other organizations to ensure they are true. Additionally, the seafarer’s professional attitude and psychological behavior are assessed through our personal interviews.
The validity and authenticity of seafarer’s certificates in compliance with STCW CODE, as amended IMO requirements and ISM CODE.The verification method ensures that, the seafarers we supply possess the training and skills as stated in their certificates and licenses.
English language level test.
Medical examination including drug/alcohol test provided by the biggest and duly licensed Ukrainian Marine Medical centre.
Familiarization with the Principals’ policy and “Safety Management System”.
And although technology has greatly increased our efficiency over the past few years, we are NOT a web-based business. We are a people based business, with real Crew Placement Coordinators, the devotees of their job, who INTERVIEW, who LISTEN, and who SCREEN.
As soon as our candidates are approved by the Principals, the crewing company «MARINE CENTRE» ensures such pre-departure arrangements as: seaman’s entry, business and working visas, booking of air tickets (including charter flights), bus, railway, car transfers within Ukraine, Flag State License Applications (depending on the flag of the vessel), supply with the working clothes and uniform with Principal’s logo (upon Principal’s request).
Human resources at sea are an essential element in ship operation and our crew manning agency take our obligations towards providing Quality services to support your Safety and Environmental Protection policies very seriously.