Overseas activities cover critical areas of the crew management cycle that attract our customer’s utmost attention.
Our strategy is to be our partners/customers representatives in some of the biggest crewing centers around the world.
Our aim is to act as your representatives and not just another manning agent.
“We are the next best thing to having your own manning agency.”
Overseas offers numerous Manning solutions, which can be tailored to suit each individual client's operational and financial parameters. These solutions range from ‘Single Manning Services’ through to complete ‘Crew Management’. A range of payment structures / tiers are available.
Overseas’ operations are effectively supported by its fully owned and accredited Manning Offices in the Philippines and Ukraine. . The Crew Management services are designed and operated from the Group's headquarters in Piraeus, Greece.
Through a global network comprising of dedicated professionals, collectively sharing the Group’s sound ethics and high standards, Overseas has established a manning network that can readily and reliably source professional, competent and committed crews.
In keeping with the Group’s philosophy, our seafarers are our strongest assets, and since inception, our strategy has always been to nurture and develop lasting bonds, helping us to better understand our seafarers' needs and expectations. It is this understanding that allows us to effectively match the suitable crew for our clients’ requirements. Thereafter, the focus is on carefully managing our position as the intermediary in order for that same bond to be experienced by our clients.
The Shipping Industry's legislative and regulatory frameworks are continuously evolving. The Overseas Group is proud to be at the very forefront of these developments by participating in various worldwide organisations.
Our crew management services are designed and implemented in such way in order to:
- Provide seafarers orientation on recruitment policies and procedures, terms and conditions of employment and other relevant information.
- Ensure that all seafarers who are recruited or deployed are both qualified and hold the documents required for the position in question.
- Ensure that contracts of employment are in accordance with any applicable laws, regulations and collective bargaining agreements.
- Ensure that seafarers are informed of their rights and duties as described in their employment contracts and articles of agreement prior to their engagement. They will also be able to review these said documents before signing and obtain a copy once signed.
- Ensure that the vessels and the crew are adequately covered by P & I Club or similar insurance through the submission of the certificate of insurance coverage.
- Assume joint and solitary liability with the employer for all claims and liabilities that may arise in connection with the implementation of the employment contract, including but not limited to wages, death and disability compensation and their repatriation and we manage any raised claim.
- Guarantee compliance with the applicable labour, social and maritime legislations, and applicable regulations of the flag state and international maritime bodies such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).
- Repatriate the deployed seafarers when the need arises.