Information for shipowners

Information for shipowners

Ukrainian Maritime Agency can provide all necessary Crewing services such as: to screen seafarers and to prepare the relevant documents, to organize special training for ratings and officers, to arrange a flight for one seafarers to the point of destination or to plan and organize crew changes, providing them with all necessary documentation, ordering tickets.

The list of some services:

  • The recruiting. Selection of seamen for a particular vessel is made in accordance to their previous experience on the same vessel or similar type of vessel/engines.
  • References from previous employers. We always ask for references from the previous Companies or Crewing Agents for which a candidate served in the past.
  • Testing the professional knowledge. Assessment of professional knowledge including provisional of SOLAS/MARPOL and ISM Code is made by following means: — verbal/written tests, — computer-based evaluation products, — evidence of completing of appropriate training.
  • Knowledge of English Language. English Language knowledge is verified orally and in written. Knowledge of words and terms in relation with safety and pollution prevention are verified with priority.
  • Medical fitness. According with Ukrainian regulations, all seamen are medically examined only at specialized marine medical institutions. The following examinations are compul sory: blood test, X-ray, dermatology, ophthalmology, neurology, internal disease, sur gery, dentistry. Drug and Alcohol test is compulsory.
  • Visa arrangements. For crew changes in countries, where Ukrainian nationals need visa, we can arrange issue of the necessary visas by means of our agent in Ukraine capital city Kiev.
  • Booking and/or collecting air-tickets, train, bus tickets. Our special feature is that we can book and collect air-tickets from our travel agency which adds extra flexibility when an urgent crew change takes place or when the destination has unexpectedly changed. Arrange by our partners in France transit Schengen Visa for Ukrainian nationality crew boarding the vessel in most European ports.
  • Supply of clothes. Before embarkation, we could supply every seaman with quality safety equipment as overalls, safety shoes, safety gloves and other on demand.
  • Sending copies of documents. Dispatching of envelopes with copies of documents for all signed on crew to the Company, or e-mailing scanned images.
  • Familiarization with Company`s, pre-boarding ISM Code familiarization, safety and envi ronmental protection policy, vessel`s general particulars.