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Sunday, December 9, 2018

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Mark Charman

Top 10 Trends in Maritime Recruitment

coming! Whilst there is some opportunistic hiring in the offshore sector and more talk about a recovery, there hasn’t been a great uptick in hiring and quite frankly, I don’t expect this to change drastically in 2018. I am giving up predicting this!   5. Hiring top four on-board gas tankers will be more difficult. It was tough to recruit the top four on-board gas tankers in 2017 and this will become even more difficult in 2018. Why? The talent pool is just not big enough to fulfill demand. The solution? Employers must become more open to hiring from outside of gas and more willing

Nigel Hopkins (Photo: Harris Pye)

Hopkins Named Managing Director at Harris Pye UK

Managing Director at the Harris Pye UK headquarters in Llandow, South Wales before officially taking over from Dave Hayden on October  1, 2017.   Nigel Hopkins started his engineering career in the merchant navy spending 13 years sailing on a variety of vessels including oil tankers, gas tankers and cruise ships working for companies including BP, Mobil, and Cunard Line eventually qualifying and sailing as Chief Engineer, something to which other senior Harris Pye team members can also lay claim.   He then made a career move into the offshore oil and gas industry where he spent

Tommy Olofsen Managing Director OSM Crew Management (Photo: OSM)

OSM Crew Management for Lauritzen Kosan Fleet

Global ship management company OSM Maritime Group said it has been awarded full crew management of Lauritzen Kosan’s entire fleet of liquefied gas tankers, including 26 refrigerated ethylene, semi-refrigerated and pressurised gas carriers.   OSM’s focus on the provision of personal service and expert seafarers, combined with delivering business efficiencies and economies of scale, has seen the company grow considerably in 2017. This latest contract ranks as its largest individual win of the year, bringing the number of vessels OSM provides services to far beyond the 500 mark. It

Capt. Aleksandrs Goridjko (Photo: Norbulk Shipping)

Norbulk Shipping: 25 Years of Recruiting Seafarers

reputation it has built up in the seafaring community over the last quarter of a century.”   The Riga office located in Latvia, which is one of the 10 largest suppliers of seafarers worldwide, supplies crews and ratings for many different types of vessels, including chemical, products and gas tankers, bulkers, refrigerated cargo, off-shore supply and Ro-Ros.   Capt. Aleksandrs Goridjko, who heads up the office, is responsible for ensuring staff follow a rigorous approval process. This involves testing knowledge, conducting interviews, reference checks, documents, endorsements, flag

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