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12 Star Ship Management Co. Pvt. Ltd.
12 Star Ship Management Co. Pvt. Ltd. Branch
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7 Seas International
A & J Company Limited
A & T Freight Forwarders & Clearing Agents
A J SHIPPING (PVT) LTD
A M Nomikos Transworld Maritime Agencies S.A.
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Thousands of maritime seaman recruitment agencies around the world provide a vital crewing service, supplying crew members for ships, from small trawlers to giant container carriers, and handling everything from paychecks to plane tickets. While many of these companies operate responsibly, over all the industry, which has drawn little attention, is poorly regulated. The few rules on the books do not even apply to fishing ships, where the worst abuses tend to happen, and enforcement is lax.
On the other hand, illegal shipping agencies in the Philippines hiring men operate with even greater impunity, sending seamen to ships notorious for poor safety and labor records; instructing them to travel on tourist or transit visas, which exempt them from the protections of many labor and anti-trafficking laws; and disavowing them if they are denied pay, injured, abandoned or arrested at sea.
The focus of a good seaman recruitment agency lies on people; various crewing companies ensure the right people for the right vessel. Seafarers are crucial to any shipping operation and the maritime agency job hiring includes extensive interviews and testing techniques to ensure that the best candidate is being recruited. For those that are successful, the agency works with each individual to understand their current and future aspirations and does all that it can to support the seafarer's career at sea including, e.g.:
Any top notch crewing agency has recognized that their clients often have very diverse needs and because of this the manning agency strives to build up a strong working relationship with its clients.
In Manila, along a densely packed two-block stretch of sidewalk on Kalaw Avenue near the bay, hundreds of seafarers were looking for work. Recruiters from an agency for seaman Philippines — some legal, many not — carried signs around their necks listing job openings or pointed to brochures arrayed on tables. Fixers sold fake accreditation papers while a popular Tagalog rap song, “Seaman Lolo Ko” (“My Grandpa Is a Seaman”), boomed in the background.
To get jobs legally requires coursework at an accredited trade school that can cost $4,000 or so, far more than most Filipino villagers can afford. And the job related costs quoted are often nearly double what the men might make through an accredited crewing company.
No country exports more seafarers than the Philippines, which provides roughly a quarter of them globally. More than 400,000 Filipinos sought work last year as officers, deckhands, fishermen, cargo handlers and cruise workers. The abuse of Filipino seamen through an average, illegal pinoy seaman agency has increased in recent years, labor officials in the Philippines say, because the country’s maritime trade schools produce, on average, 20,000 graduates a year for fewer than 5,000 openings.
As men grow desperate for work, they take greater risks. Roughly a third of them now use agencies that are illegal — unregistered and willing to break rules, the officials said. Such agencies, favored by ship operators and workers looking to shave costs, compound the problem of lawlessness on the high seas. Scofflaw ships cast off stowaways and deplete fishing stocks. Violence is rampant, and few nations patrol the waters, much less enforce violations of maritime laws or international pacts.
Crew management services are provided through access to unique online crew databases. With this, owners and managers of vessels can view all relevant information, such as crew lists, certifications, performing reports. It also includes supplying crew to clients on an ad hoc basis, either well in advance or on short notice, to gradually building up a selection of crew which involves positions such as: MASTERS, CHIEF OFFICERS, 2ND OFFICERS, 3RD OFFICERS, DPO, CHIEF ENGINEERS, 2ND ENGINEERS, 3RD ENGINEERS, ELECTRICIANS, ETO, CRANE OPERATORS G5, SPARROWS STAGE 2 AND 3, AB, CHIEF STEWARDS, COOKS, STWDS
Alterations in the type and/or quantity of vessels as well as a change in trade patterns can lead to a demand for a reputed manning agency, since experience in the shipping industry has - to some extent - shown that seafarers’ CVs might pile up at the desk of overworked, ad-hoc maritime HR-officers.