CREW MANAGEMENT

The shortage of qualified, well-trained officers and crew is an issue that has become evident over the last five years and is expected to become one of the most significant problems that the industry must address, not only in countries with well-established shipping industries, such as in Europe and North America, but also on a worldwide basis. As a result, this growing shortage of qualified seafarers could have a dramatic impact even when considered from just one perspective – the safe operation of a vessel. Since some 80-90 percent of accidents can be ascribed to human error, it is critical that seafarers be well-educated, able to follow orders, manage risks and solve problems.

At Vast, we understand the quality of officers and crew are the most important factors in the management of a vessel. Thus, our crew management services apply the highest standards of HR management. Our crew management services encompass the recruitment, deployment and management of deck, engine and catering sea staff. We source crew through our office in India and as well as through our closely associated crew agencies in key seafarer locations around the globe.

We have strict screening procedures in place for all sailors new to us, which ensures that the crew we employ are able to fulfill all intended duties on board.

Our selection procedures strictly adhere to the:
  - STCW95/2010 (conventions and ISM codes)
  - ISO 9001-2008 Quality Management Systems
  - MLC 2006

In addition to direct crew operations, we also supply support services such as payroll management, travel arrangements, handling of crew insurance claims and any other service necessary to safeguard the smooth crewing of our client's vessels.

We aim to be a strategic partner, developing human resources in a cost-effective and quality-minded way to create long-term value.

We at Vast expanded our services to Crew Management to address the growing concern that many companies in the shipping industry now face - the ability to recruit and retain sufficient numbers of skilled seafarers to staff and operate their vessels.

Director

For further queries contact: hr@vastshipping.com

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In addition to direct crew operations, we also supply support services such as payroll management, travel arrangements, handling of crew insurance claims and any other service necessary to safeguard the smooth crewing of our client's vessels.