Crew management

Exordium


The successful running of a ship depends on the labor effort, discipline and teamwork of the entire crew, from Master to Apprentice, thus we all look for the perfect Master; the expert, the motivator, the tutor,the one available 48 hours a day, the one with 20 years in rank at the age of 35, the patient one, the flawless one, the sober one and the always “ready when needed one”.

 

It is important for Shipowners to avoid unnecessary operating costs and one of the few variable components is crewing. The countervailing influence is ship efficiency and many companies put extra officers and crew onboard above the minimum required to facilitate onboard maintenance and port operations. Likewise High Synergy arises in course of seafarers’ cooperation with different complementary skills (for example cooperation of people with organizational and technical skills). Hereby well-skilled and properly selected crew makes shipping more efficient.

 

Crewing and Manning

 

Navis Crew Management (NCM) assigns well-qualified and certified ratings and officers for all types of vessels within merchant and offshore in compliance with IMO STCW Code 2010, ILO MLC 2006 qualification requirements and according to the standards of ISO9001:2015.

 

NCM sets up the Quality Management System based on the principle of “Pareto efficiency”.


SERVICES

  1. 111 Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation. Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation. Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation.

    Exclusive Online Database Providing an extensive (20000+) database of well-qualified and certified ratings and officers' staff for merchant and offshore vessels in compliance with IMO STCW 2012 Manila, ILO MLC 2006 qualification requirements. Seafarer's Rating System Seafarer's development status and knowledge rating is regularly updated in database. Documents Verification Verification of documents mentioned in application form with the originals. Feedback To obtain seafarer's feedback we provide the questionnaire regularly filled by the signing-off crew. Pool Forming Pool forming with seafarer to rejoin the vessel upon request. Retention Program Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation.

  2. 111 Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation. Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation. Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation.

    Screening and Reference Checking Screening of previous employment records to identify the seafarer with appropriate seagoing experience. Checking references of previous seagoing experience and Seaman's Seagoing Service Record Book. Documents Checking Checking validity of Endorsements, Licenses, Flag documents and training certificates. Inspection of authenticity, adequacy and validity of seafarer's documents giving them the right to hold the certain position on board for the employment period in accordance with International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification in compliance with STCW 2010 Manila with Amendments, ILO MLC 2006 qualification requirements and ISM CODE. Professional Skills and English Examination Preliminary interview;
    Marlins English Test, Ces 4.1 and Ces 5.0 online testing;
    Professional English interview;
    Computer skills checking;
    Professional skills evaluation; Aspirant Selection Selection of seafarer in accordance with the results of completed tests and interviews.

  3. 111 Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation. Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation. Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation.

    Medical Inspection Pre-Employment Medical and Drug & Alcohol examination under STCW, OCIMF and Company's pre-employment medical standard test by accredited Medical Clinic/hospital which states if seafarer is emotionally, psychologically, mentally, physically fit and drug free for working onboard. Crew Development Seafarer is checked for general compliance, i.e. human interrelations, ability to work in team, aptitude to adjustment, attitude to working environment, settling working priorities. Safety Training Conducting of training upon the following:
    General provisions of ISM Code, Shipowner's policy, Safety Management System and other Shipowner's requirements;
    Necessary arrangement and conduct of safety precautions while performing professional duties on board; Environmental pollution prevention;
    Life Saving and Fire-fighting;
    Vessel's Safety Maintenance;
    Other requirements as to vessel's and port facilities' security. Pre-Briefing Arranging pre-briefing meeting prior departure in order to explain all details of crew member's duties and responsibilities, Drug and Alcohol policy, Smoking Policy, Health, Quality and Environmental Protection Policy and Sanctions, ensure the crew familiarization with the labour rules on board. Crew Instruction on the compulsory execution of Shipowner's orders and his authorized representatives. Signing the Contract Signing the contract with the seafarer for and on behalf of the Shipowner.

  4. 111 Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation. Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation. Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation.

    Visa Formalities Visa formalities arrangement. Hotel Bookings Accommodation arrangement. Flight Bookings Air tickets arrangement. On land Transport Transfer by: cars, minibuses, buses, railway within the territory of Ukraine and abroad. Vessel Joining Preparation of all documentation required for the seafarer to join the vessel at a specific time.

  5. 111 Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation. Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation. Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation.

    Expenses Calculation Traveling expenses, including accommodation and transfers, visas, immigration formalities expenses, agency attendance fees, bank charges etc. Payroll Arrangement Salaries and extras, all overtimes, overlapping wages during crew changes, leave pays, seniority and performance bonuses, bank charges for crew payments. Crew Insurance P & I Insurance, crew accident insurance, sick-leave payment, medical expenses. Crew Supervision Regular visits onboard, performance assessment, efficient supervision. Crew Welfare Safety training and discipline, entertainment / recreation, working clothes / uniforms, slopchest. General Administration Recruitment, communication, telephone and postage expenses. Cadet Training Program Training for future officers in all onboard disciplines (Deck, Engineering and ETO).

  6. 111 Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation. Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation. Seafarer is duly informed on retention program for proper recruitment and appropriate transportation.

    Training and Development English Courses Based on various aspects of Maritime English: General English Course, Professional English in Navigation, English for Senior Nautical students , English training sessions on Navigation Simulator, English for Engineers , English in Maritime Business and Law, Commercial aspects of English, Practice in Maritime English Language at multimedia class, Radio Communication (GMDSS). Training Courses All onboard disciplines are available in order to improve seafarer's professional skills and knowledge. Assistance Assistance in obtaining required missing certificates and visas for approved candidate.

 

Cadet Training Program

We are proud to support Cadet Training Program developing our future officers in all onboard disciplines- Deck, Engineering and ETO. A diverse fleet enables cadets to gain sea experience of cross sector on different types of vessels. Our strategy is to encourage the graduates to pursue a long term career growth within our Company.

Benefits

Positive Work Ethics

NCM promotes the right values and attitudes towards work by means ofStandards of Cultural Management Skills and Values Formation as well as through Shipowner specific briefings for safety and proper decorum in the corresponding working media.

Pre-Departure Orientation

NCM conducts the required briefing to crewmembers concerning the types of vessels they are to embark, their functional duties, responsibilities and background of the Company. There is also a company code to avoid sea accidents, proper decorum and protocol expected from them as competent seamen. It emphasizes the obligation, dedication and loyalty to the vessel and its owner, superiors, cargo, passengers and crewmembers.

Management of Crew Families

One of the major factors influencing seafarers’ psychology while on board is their families at home. We are always ready to provide our crewmembers’ families with any assistance to ensure productive and effective work on board.

Management of crew while on vacation

Upon receiving notification about the next employment contract, we inform and assist seafarers with their documents, i.e. renewal/extension.

Manning Program

NCM creates a pool with same seafarers to return on board vessels upon request. Crew is kept updated on retention program regarding proper recruitment and appropriate transportation.