"investing in seafarers is our investment for the future"

The competence and training requirements of seafarers is regulated internationally by the IMO’s STCW Convention, but in order to deliver high quality standards of ship management our seafarers are developed further.

Interorient Shipmanagement invests considerable resources to train seafarers and continuously upgrade their skills and safety standards to exceed industry requirements and clients’ expectations.

The company has developed a unique Career Development System (CDS) covering various vessel types.This system provides the fleet with the tools and resources needed to establish a training culture onboard. With such a system the seafarers have the ability to develop their skills and competence levels and prepare themselves for the next step in their career path in advance of being promoted. The CDS is tailor made to company or clients' requirements and safety management systems.

Furthermore vessels are provided with an extensive library of computer based as well as company developed training materials.

Interorient Shipmanagement has a number of Roving Trainers, all ex Master’s or Chief Engineers, whose sole task is to shuttle between fleet vessels to deliver personalised training, carry out onboard drills and verify completed tasks in the CDS.

Training continues ashore where Interorient Shipmanagement regularly conducts seminars and workshops in the seafarers’ home countries that involve industry experts and trainers.

The company acknowledges that it also has a duty towards the industry in terms of seafarer development and as such is continuously engaged in various cadet and apprentice officer programs, drawing in young talent from established and recognised maritime institutions globally. Cadet to officer programmes are in place to deliver a structured training regime onboard that is carefully monitored and managed by a dedicated team in the branch offices.

Interorient Shipmanagement recognises that seafarers are a great asset and therefore places great importance on retention, training and development.