The Crew Section is responsible for developing and maintaining the manning function. We have unique know-how in recruitment, training and development of maritime personnel with multi-national backgrounds.
All our cadets go through the same recruitment and selection process. This includes ability profiling and individual interviews with our staff. Our cadets from the Philippines are recruited through the NSA programme, whilst our cadets from Romania and South Africa are recruited from Maritime Universities and Schools.
Training and development
Over the years we have developed a sophisticated Training and Development programme that include individual tiers of development for both officers and ratings. Securing a well-trained workforce with a healthy age profile.
Our Manpower Development Programme recruits and trains our future ratings. They undergo a three-month training programme at school and in operational ports prior to embarking onboard as deck and engine boys. We source our recruits in two ways: They are brought in as a consequence of referrals made by existing Company sea staff, or actively recruited from less fortunate areas in The Philippines and South Africa in order to contribute to enhancing social welfare in those areas.
Manning agencies in the Philippines (est.1984) and Romania (est. 2000) secure ownership over staff onboard and ashore. This enables a close follow-up on operations and makes the decisions loop quick and efficient. Our retention rate since 2005 has ranged between 93-98%, and annual extension rate due to non-qualified relievers is below 2%.
Our sea staff consists of cadets, apprentices, trainees, officers and ratings recruited from our manning offices in the Philippines, Romania and South Africa.
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