Recruiting and developing talented seafarers
More than 2,800 seafarers are employed on the vessels managed by Thenamaris, and at any given time over 1,500 seamen are sailing on the managed vessels. The seafarers of these vessels are Greek, Filipino and Bulgarian.
We pride ourselves on achieving an officer retention rate of more than 90% at a fleet level. This notable level of retention is a result of the successful recruitment, training, appointment and scheduling of qualified and capable seamen.
Our marine personnel team and the crewing agencies with which we cooperate are constantly on the look-out for talented seafarers to ensure that all vessels under management are adequately manned according to international regulations and charterers’ requirements. Experienced and skilled operators work around the clock to select and appoint suitable seafarers onboard, as well as to maintain an adequate pool of seamen on leave.
Managing seafarers in Greece, the Philippines and Bulgaria
Ongoing training and development of shipboard personnel is a top priority for Thenamaris. Seafarer seminars take place every year in Athens, Greece, in Manila, Philippines, and in Varna, Bulgaria, and we hold onboard training sessions throughout the year in collaboration with our technical and safety and quality teams.
Thenamaris’ seafaring agent in Manila, Thenamaris Philippines, supports the recruitment, scheduling and training of Filipino seafarers. Thenamaris also has a seafaring representative on the ground in Bulgaria, who assists in the marine personnel management of Bulgarian seafarers.