Read some testimonials from our Offshore Services Business Unit colleagues that capture the spirit of EXMAR Ship Management.

Teodor Gramatikov
Maintenance Supervisor

“My motto is: a well maintained and clean unit is a safe unit. I like my job even when it gets challenging, for instance if an unexpected issue arises. Resolving those is also most satisfying, because it makes everybody happy. Once we had a breakdown of a crane which the client used very much. We jointly produced all the necessary tools for the repair and got it done – and quite fast too. Almost the entire crew was involved in the operation, as well as one of the contractors. The good cooperation between our crew members and guests is the main reason why we accomplished this heavy job in a short period of time. We do not merely accommodate our guests but also support our client’s and its subcontractor’s activities. Coordinating our own day-to-day operations with theirs requires intense consultation, flexibility and some creative thinking. Plus we have to adhere to very strict safety measures. But we are proud that the client prefers our barge for this kind of support, as well as to accommodate staff and top level managers.”

Alexandre Tchène
Barge Master

“EXMAR has the soul of a real shipping company because of its people. During my career of more than 25 years, they have always been open for discussion and taken issues as opportunities for improvement. I fully agree: there is no room for complacency at sea. I actually started sailing as a wiper on tankers, because I needed money to pick up my nautical training again after a pause. When they heard I was planning to go back to school, they put me on watch with an officer to learn. In 2006 I switched to offshore and worked both on production units and accommodation barges. I could technically retire, but after more than ten years in offshore I like to contribute by passing on what I have learned.”