Attracting and retaining highly-skilled seafarers
At Thenamaris we are devoted to attracting and retaining top talent, and to creating a working environment that encourages employees to build their career with us and to grow and develop over the years. As a result, an officer retention rate of more than 90% is achieved at a fleet level.
Overall, more than 1,500 seafarers work on the vessels managed by Thenamaris, while the company marine personnel pool includes more than 2,800 seafarers. The crew comprises Greek, Filipino and Bulgarian seafarers. Their professionalism, sound judgment, self-discipline and dedication ensure the efficient and safe use of our principals’ vessels, as well as the prompt and safe transportation and delivery of cargoes. The protection and well-being of the ship, the crew, the cargo and the marine environment are major considerations for anyone working on board.
Training and supporting our on board personnel
New recruits are carefully selected and along with experienced crew members undergo an extensive and continuous training program, both ashore and on board. Prior to embarkation seafarers receive a detailed briefing on technical, operational, crew-related, and safety and quality-related matters. Crew recruitment, training and scheduling are supported by a dedicated marine personnel team in our head office in Athens, as well as by Thenamaris Philippines Inc. in the Philippines, Thalatta Shipping and Marine Services Limited in Bulgaria, and at times other crewing agencies.
Our people ashore support the seafarers serving on board the vessels managed by Thenamaris around the clock and ensure a friendly, cooperative relationship; doing so helps facilitate seamless communication and excellent collaboration between sea and shore.