EXMAR Ship Management prides itself in employing seafaring staff of nearly 24 different nationalities, with one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry. To retain and grow this loyal and highly skilled international pool of officers, engineers and seafarers we are committed to our people and invest in an open culture, personal development and team work. We want every crew member to feel part of the EXMAR family and share our drive to operate vessels and units with the latest innovations.
Our Crewing Department has experience in expertly manning a diversified fleet of both conventional gas carriers and highly specialized units plus a varied range of offshore units for the oil and gas industry. Next to our own pool of Belgian-based officers and engineers, we can count on crew recruited from our Indian office and through well-established partnerships with manning agents in the Philippines, Ukraine, Croatia, Latvia, Jamaica and the US.
We recruit from international academies and permanently invest in our people’s development to ensure top-level services for your specialised assets. Seafarers are provided with specialised technical training with Original Equipment Manufacturers, and are being trained at EXMAR Academy to meet the latest STCW 2010 requirements. Through our cadet training program, career opportunities and focus on crew engagement and well-being, we manage to retain the majority of new recruits.
Engine Fitter Erickson Amurao
“I started as a Painter and got promoted during my very first contract. As I had worked as an automotive machinist in the past, as soon as I got on board, I volunteered to assist the Engine Fitter whenever I had a chance. That did not go unnoticed and when my officers learned that I had a marine engineering background, they asked me to take a trade test – which I passed. When they found out that I was duly licensed to be an Engine Fitter, I got an on-the-spot promotion.”
Tailoring our services to your needs requires business insight. Our senior sea staff is involved in ship management and office activities through budget meetings and ship board management meetings. Through annual seafarer conferences in Antwerp, Mumbai, Manila, Split, Odessa, and Buenos Aires contact between shore and sea staff is regularly maintained, with the latest company and technical updates. To inspire mutual understanding and respect we encourage sea staff to temporarily work ashore and also send shore staff on board.