The “POLAR CREWING LTD”, was established in August 1997 as a
Crewing Agency, but we are known since 1993 as the Murmansk Office of NB Shipping Group.
Our Agency with the activities of selection, training and employment of the qualified
Russian officers and ratings for bulk, general cargo, container and passenger vessels is
constantly improving the quality standards according to the updated requirements of STCW
“POLAR CREWING LTD” is the first crewing agency in Russia which
had been certified by Bureau Veritas Quality International
(BVQI) in accordance with ISO 9002.
According to our procedure of selection we generally recruit the seafarers who have a
minimum two years of on-board experience and basic knowledge of English which should be
confirmed by ISF test. Than we classify our candidates according to their English:
- 1st class – more than 80%
- 2nd class – 65-80%
- 3rd class – 40-65%
Candidates with ISF Test results less than 40% are not allowed to be registered.
In order to wide the range of services in the field of hiring of qualified
seafarers POLAR CREWING LTD founds her Division in Arkhangelsk, Russia. There are
the Arkhangelsk State Marine College, Arkhangelsk State Fishing College, Makarov
Academy’s Branch, NSC’s Marine Training Centre, two SOLAS training vessels which are
used for seafarers training in Arkhangelsk.
Northern Shipping Company, Northern River Shipping Company, Arkhangelsk Trawler Fleet and
several smaller shipping companies have their Offices and fleet registered at Arkhangelsk.
Totally they recruited about 7.000 qualified seafarers. Unfortunately, due to serious
shortage of fleet under the Russian flag many qualified seafarers were released recently.
They need to be employed. We are working on the unemployment problem, which could be
solved by means of efficient re-educational system.
Due to the general for Russian seamen lack of communicative English and insufficient
knowledge of English Safety vocabulary we have initiated English educational program for
seamen. We have a year experience of co-operation with Logos English training centre,
Murmansk (recently joined the Benedict School program) in English training using
two-months intensive courses for seamen. In Co-operation with the Pomor State University
(Arkhangelsk) we have started the Intensive 9-weeks English Courses for Seamen (Cambridge
Communicative English Course, Safety and Professional English).
Our client Shipping companies:
- - Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd., Cyprus
- - NB Maritime Management AB, Helsingborg, Sweden
- - BIBBY Line Group, Isle of Man
- - Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd., England
More than eight hundred experienced Seafarers employed by POLAR CREWING LTD are serving
on board of vessels under the management of mentioned companies.
We would like to invite you to discuss with us conditions of the Crew Agency Agreement
complied with the appropriate National legislation. We are ready to send you sample files
illustrating our Quality System and, on request, sample profile of a candidate for any
position aboard of your Vessels.
We are constantly improving our Quality System and working hard on reduction of our
office expenses. We could offer your attractive conditions of Crewing Agency Agreement and
acceptable flat rate of the Agency Fee.
Your practical interest and kind reply would be highly appreciated.
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