Certificate Compliance for Seafarers
As part of our extensive recruitment process, we conduct crew certificate compliance checks. We verify crew certificates and documents for authenticity to make sure seafarers receive the required training before going on board.
As an agency known for supplying global fleet with a quality crew, we’re careful in vetting Filipino seafarers. Through our thorough certificate checks, we help our principals maintain safety and quality workmanship in their vessels. The last thing we want are compliance issues at sea that are solely caused by our deployed crew.
For applicants, here are some of the documents and certificates of compliance for seafarers we look for:
The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) sets Basic Safety Training (BST) certificate as the minimum legal requirement for anyone looking to work aboard industrial and commercial vessels.
The BST courses cover personal survival techniques, elementary first aid, fire fighting and fire prevention, and personal safety and social responsibilities. After completing the courses, you’ll receive an STCW BST Certificate that is valid for five years.
If your BST Certificate has expired, you need to get a refresher training to secure a new certificate and get on board again. Refresher training may be in the form of e-learning, shore-based training, or shipboard training.
All international shipping companies require a medical certificate issued by accredited hospitals and other medical facilities. If you’re applying for a position in a vessel that operates in Africa, you may be required to secure a Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate as mandated by the Bureau of Quarantine.
Get in touch with us today to know more about our crew certificate compliance.