Crewing Services

SAMTRA is a flag state accredited Seafarer Recruitment and Placement Services agency. We do not employ any crew directly, but rather act as the local manning agents on behalf of ship owners/vessel managers.

A summary of our services includes the following:

  • Marketing of vacancies on behalf of the ship owner/vessel manager
  • Recruitment, selection and vetting of suitable seafarers, ensuring a well-stocked pool of seafarers
  • Arranging pre-joining formalities including valid transit documentation
  • Planning and executing rotations of seafarers, including all logistical arrangements
  • Liaising with vessel agents regarding all formalities for on-signing and off signing crew, both locally and internationally
  • Maintaining accurate records of seafarer documentation including expiry dates of certification
  • Maintaining accreditation and ensuring MLC compliance
  • Management of payroll function (ZAR currency only)
  • Monitoring seafarer performance and welfare issues
  • Budget compilation and monthly financial reporting
  • Assist with the management of P&I Claims, lost luggage and other eventualities

Our services can be tailored based on the client’s needs and operational constraints and are not limited to the above.

Crewing Services

Register your information with us by completing the online application. When there is a seafarer vacancy matching your skills and experience we will contact you.

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If you have any questions about our courses or services, you can leave us your details and a short message and we will get back to you.