provide its clients with the best available personnel that are
highly trained and experienced, with exceptional on-board emergency
handling and management skills.
|Western Shipping selects its top-notch
crew members from government-run Crew Manning Center. The candidates
must pass comprehensive tests to meet the high standards set
by the company. Requirements include foreign language proficiency,
contingency response abilities, strict health exam, and others.
|All Western Shipping?? employees
are evaluated on various regular performance criteria and special
skills. The top scorers are placed in the company ??eserve Pool??
for further training in their individual specialties. After
mastering the specific skills, these top quality seamen are
assigned to specialty assignments on specific vessels for rotation
and replacement of crew, without ever having to compromise the
quality of our crew members.
|Before boarding any vessel, the
members of the crew must complete the Western Shipping Briefing
& Joining Checklist. They receive further specific operations
training from superintendents, who fully understand the special
nature and needs of the various specialty vessels. Additional
mental training is also mandatory. Finally, the crew receives
training on vessel owner?? special instructions including ISM
procedures. This comprehensive training program ensures the
optimal mental and physical conditioning of the crew, as well
as safe and efficient operation of the vessel.
|My Ship System allows the Captain
and the Chief Engineer of the vessel to set their annual leave
and enjoy the time off from the sea. The company Port Captain
and Port Engineer competently fill in during their time off.
The Captain and Chief Engineer can then return to their vessel
and continue to apply their expertise to that specific vessel,
ensuring efficiency and safe navigation.
|Before docking or special survey,
a team of highly qualified and experienced No. 1 oilers are
dispatched to the vessel. Most of the onboard repair needs are
tended to by the team. This allows dry-dock repair time to be
reduced significantly, thus allowing dramatic reduction in cost