Crew Management

Flexible Crewing Services For Cruise Ships, Main Fleet And Offshore Vessels

At ASM, we understand the different needs of the ship-owners and sea- farers, thus bridging the gap in between. ASM adopts a seamless approach right from recruitment to finally placing a seafarer on board the vessel. Furthermore we continue to provide assistance to the ship owner and seafarer till the completion and safe repatriation of the seafarer. Our qualified seafarer has to undergo a Pre-Employment Medical, Drug & Alcohol examination under STCW, OCIMF and Company's pre- employment medical standard test through our Govt. accredited Medical Clinic.

This is to ensure our Principals and Clients that the following qualified seafarers deployed were emotionally, psychologically, mentally, drug free and physically fit to work onboard.  At ASM, we communicate and follow up on all crew related matter which comes under the preview of the P & I for both onboard and signed off crew members. 

Our experienced marine recruitment consultants select / vet CVs and will present you with a shortlist of the most suitable candidates meeting individual ship-owners requirement / criteria. 

An interview schedule will be created to suit your needs. We can arrange open days for high volume recruitment, or pre-select candidates for you to interview. If you prefer not to be involved in the selection process then you can rely on our maritime industry experience and knowledge to carefully recruit Officers and Ratings on your behalf.  We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and always strive to find the right crew, first time, every time.

All candidates are screened carefully and undergo psychological examinations, to ensure our Principal and Clients that the most competent & qualified seafarers available in the market are placed on board their vessels.

At our end we:

Check the validity of all Licenses, Flag License and training certificates and assist in application and renewal.

After the complete selection and engagement process approved by Principal/ Ship Manager we arrange for pre briefing/ necessary value added training keeping in mind seafarer's competence, attitude, behavior and value creation at the workplace.

Arrange for the medical screening of the seafarer including Drugs and Alcohol and compliance under Principal/ Ship Manager pre-employment medical standard. Prepare all documentation required and departure formality (including visas) for the seafarer to join the vessel in specific time.

Ships Crews Placement Services

We specialize in supplying Officers & Crew for Bulk Carriers, General Cargo, Tankers, LPG, LNG, Chemical Tankers, Ro-Ro, Passenger, Tugs, Crew Boats and also for Offshore & Onshore requirements. We maintain a string data base of qualified and experienced personnel who are pursuing a successful career in the industry. Not only do we have access to the most qualified and experienced candidates but make our agency a most resourceful way to recruit professionals, considering the advertising costs and inordinate time spent on direct recruitment. 

We bridge the gap between the employers and employees by valuably assisting the recruiters to meet the key aspects of productivity, efficiency and revenue generation. Empowered with the rich database, we fully understand the job's expectation, in order to engage the current generation of candidates. Our recruitment operations are arranged into industry specific business units and we employ dedicated marine employment teams with specialist marine knowledge. We are in a position of supplying the required Officers & Crew at a very short notice, be it for an individual or bulk requirement.

We provide following
Deck Department
  • Captain/Master
  • Chief Officer/Chief Mate
  • Second Officer/Second Mate
  • Third Officer/Third Mate
  • Deck Cadet
  • BosunM
  • Able Seaman
  • Ordinary Seama
Engineering Department
  • Chief Engineer
  • Second Engineer/First Assistant Engineer
  • Third Engineer/Second Assistant Engineer
  • Fourth Engineer/Third Assistant Engineer
  • Engineering Cadet/Trainee Marine Engineer
  • Qualified Member of the Engine Department
  • Pumpman
  • Oiler/Motormen/Firemen
  • Wiper
Steward's department
  • Chief Cook
  • Assistant Cook
  • Steward's Assistant

Our Marine Employment Division has a proven track record of supplying professional and able workforce, from the junior most to the top executive level. Our marine employment services offer a flexible human resource solution to facilitate the peaks and troughs in demand for marine personnel’s. We are specialize team in delivery voyages and has a good reputation in this industry.

Technical Management

Ship Turnkey

We also supply specialized repair team for all kinds of fabrications repairs and erections, besides undertaking turnkey projects erection testing, and commissioning jobs. has built up a comprehensive knowledge in effectively managing and executing turn key projects. 

Arunodaya Ship can manage your project from start to finish including close follow up with suppliers and clients, on time update of agreed milestones, licenses etc. Every project is tailor made specific to each client’s requirements.

Supply of Reusable & New ship engine parts from Asia's no.1 ship breaking yard Alang

Arunodaya Ship Services has been successfully developed as one of the leading supplier in the field of ship Engine’s spare parts and marine machinery equipment. 

With our years of experience we have established strong buying power and an extensive supplier network. By expanding our network of global service hubs, we are able to shorten our response time. Our service goes beyond fast part delivery. 

Our policy is to put the client first by delivering top quality parts and materials at the Best speed, Best Price and Best Quality. With utmost efforts we have made and will make to our best customers, we promise to keep and develop good business relationship continuously.

All Ship Inspection

We provide services to optimize Asset Integrity and Maintain Compliance

Ship owners must protect the value of their maritime assets. Arunodaya Ship helps clients to minimize business interruption by managing their operational, security and catastrophic risks. We work closely with clients, tailoring project management services that promote efficiencies and follow applicable International Safety Management, Code requirements and guidelines, related industry standards and international regulations.

We perform surveys and inspections to help clients maintain asset integrity and protect their employees and the public. Whether for a new build or existing vessel, our survey and inspection services can provide valuable condition details.

As part of our report, we prepare an executive summary with an extensive photographic record and relevant vessel drawing. Shipboard Surveying Services For maritime clients selling or purchasing maritime assets, shipboard surveys provide valuable information as to a vessel’s condition. Often performed on short notice, a shipboard survey is crucial to evaluate the condition of the ship and its associated machinery.

Our services include:
  • General condition survey
  • Pre-purchase condition survey
  • On-hire and off-hire charterer condition survey
  • Protection and indemnity condition survey
  • Damage survey
  • Inclining experiment
  • Worldwide survey coverage on all sizes and types of vessels

Seafarers Management - Recruitment And Training

Supply Sources Of Officers And Ratings, Crew Agencies, Arunodaya has established their own manning offices at Mumbai, Delhi, Kochi, Dehradun, Lucknow in India.

Recruiting System, Crew Selections: The officers and crew are selected on the basis of their competency, experience, good health and their conduct record. Under our policies, only those officers/crew who fulfill IMO STCW criteria are employed. This is achieved by an appraisal system.

Training Or Briefing Before Embarkation: Training System For Employed Seafarers: we conduct short term refresher and familiarization courses for our officers, engineers and crew. Additionally, while on board, films / videos are shown and backed up by technical demonstrations and lectures. We have over 200 cadets in our service at any given time who are trained onboard to become officers in future.

Cadets are required to undergo presea training of 12 weeks ashore prior to joining ships For the benefit of sailing staff and providing high quality training exercise, a full-mission ship manoeuvring simulator with a field vision of 180 degrees and engine control room simulator, costing over half a million US dollars, far exceeding the international standards. Arunodaya is committed to employing well trained and quality sea going staff on all managed vessels.

Crew Evaluation System And Personal Record: We maintain a very comprehensive personal record of our officers and crew (both in files and computers). The crew is evaluated by the head of the department and Master on board at 6 monthly intervals and also by the superintendents during the routine inspections.

Policies Of Crews Safety And Health: Company policy is to give highest priority to the safety and health of crew on board vessels. Regular safety meetings are held on board in which importance of safety is emphasized.

Alcohol/Drug Abuse Policy: Arunodaya has in force a policy for ensuring that the abuse of alcohol and drugs does not occur on board the ships.

Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility does not stem from a particular statute or legal requirement.

We believe our duty to society goes beyond simply complying with legislation, and that enterprises should make decisions based on more than financial or economic factors. At Arunodaya, we are aware of and concerned with the immediate and long-term social, environmental and other consequences of our activities.

QHSE Requirements for Visitors & Non-Crew Members

Security

  • You should not move around unescorted on the vessel.
  • You should work only in areas concerning your work and should not move around in Restricted Areas.

Action in case of Emergency

  • The Emergency Station Signal is Seven Or More Short Blasts Followed By One Long Blast.
  • The Emergency Fire Station Signal is Continuous Ringing Of Bell.
  • In case you hear the above emergency signals, immediately report to the Bridge.
  • In case you cause or discover a fire, including discovering evidence of a fire, you shall inform a member of the ship's staff immediately.
  • In case you cause or discover an oil / chemical spill, or other emergency you must quickly assess the situation and if necessary leave the danger area immediately. In any case notify a member of the ship's staff immediately.  

Smoking Policy / Use of Electronic Equipment

  • Smoking is prohibited on the vessel, except in the approved Smoking Rooms which are clearly marked.
  • On tankers, the use of lighters is prohibited. In case any are found they will be confiscated and returned on departure.
  • On tankers, the use non-intrinsically safe electronic equipment including but not limited to non-intrinsically mobile phones and cameras is NOT permitted in hazardous areas.

Alcohol, Drugs, Firearms & Photography

  • Alcohol, drugs, explosives, firearms, ammunition or pornographic material are not allowed on board the vessel.
  • Photography is not permitted on board, except with the express permission of the Master.  

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • While on board, Hard Hats, Safety Shoes, Hand Gloves, Eye Protection and Overalls must be worn as appropriate.
  • On chemical tankers, the PPE requirements may be more stringent owing to the hazardous nature of some cargoes. Please check with the vessel's Duty Officer about the PPE requirements.  

Asbestos

  • Use of asbestos on board vessels is prohibited. When material such as insulation lagging, mooring winch brake liners and joint packing are brought on board they should be provided along with a certificate stating that they are asbestos free.

Lifting Appliances

  • Lifting appliances on board are not to be operated unless expressly authorised by the Master.
  • Do not stand or walk under a crane load.

Accident Prevention

Accident prevention along with the following are your responsibility:

  • Inspections of the job site(s), materials, tools and equipment prior commencement of your work.
  • Ensuring that you are adequately qualified for the task.
  • Ensuring that adequate warnings are posted to inform others of hazards or potential hazards.

Environmental Management System

  • OIL - Disposal of Oil into the Sea is prohibited. You must ensure that any oil spilled on deck due to the nature of work is properly contained and stored in designated tanks or containers.
  • CHEMICALS - Disposal of Chemicals into the Sea is prohibited. ALL chemicals to be used on board need the prior consent of the Master or Chief Engineer.
  • HAZARDOUS MATERIAL - Hazardous material is NOT to be brought on board unless expressly authorised by the Master. Any hazardous material brought on board must be properly packaged and must be provided with an MSDS.
  • SEWAGE - Disposal of Sewage into the sea is prohibited unless in sccordance with MARPOL, National and Local regulations.
  • GARBAGE - Garbage is governed by the vessel's Garbage Management Plan. Garbage receptacles are provided on the poop deck, within the accommodation and in the Engine room. ALL garbage should be segregated and stored in designated bins. Garbage of any kind including Oily Rags, Chemicals, paints, batteries, old pyrotechnics, used filters etc should NOT be thrown overboard or disposed into the sea.
  • AIR POLLUTION - Discharge of any refrigerant into the atmosphere is prohibited. This includes Ozone Depleting Substances or their substitutes.
  • NPDES - When in US waters please comply with the VGP requirements and any other coastal state requirements as applicable.  

Permit to Work System / Risk Assessment

The Company has a Permit to Work System in place for the following activities and the Master's approval is required prior commencement of work.

  • Entry into Enclosed Spaces.
  • Hot Work - Includes ANY work requiring the use of welding, burning or soldering equipment, blow torches, power driven tools the use of which generates sparks, non intrinsically safe portable electric equipment, and internal combustion engines.
  • Cold Work - Includes opening up of ANY pipelines, valves or flanges in a hazardous area or engine room. On tankers this also includes work carried out in hazardous areas such as pump rooms, cargo tanks and void spaces.
  • Work to be carried out on electric equipment or equipment powered by electricity.
  • Working Aloft or Outboard
  • Handling Asbestos or other Chemicals or Products possessing a Health Hazard
  • Operations involving Small Craft or Diving
  • Painting Inside Enclosed Spaces

Use of Power Tools

  • The use of power tools requires the prior consent of the Master or Chief Engineer.
  • Power Tools must be properly tested before use and appropriate PPE must be donned.

Housekeeping

  • All places on board shall be kept clean and orderly. Materials and equipment shall be stored in designated places.
  • Chemical containers, gas bottles, welding equipment shall be stored in their designated lockers only.
  • Dirty working clothes should not be worn inside the accommodation.
  • After completion of tasks, all tools should be returned to their designated place, the work area should be properly cleaned and any garbage generated should be segregated and stored in their designated bins.  

General

The Company recognises a fundamental duty to conduct its business in a socially, environmentally and economically responsible manner which fosters safe and ethical behaviour in the office and onboard ships. This requires commitment, competence, motivation and proper attitude of all individuals at all levels within the Company.

The Company is committed to ensure that life, environment, process and property are not jeopardised at any time.

The Company’s objective is to provide the customer with safe, environmentally sound, ethical, high quality and cost effective services which meet the agreed specifications perpetually.

The Company recognises that to achieve its objectives and targets it requires the following:
  • Adequate Human resources both ashore and afloat.
  • Operating procedures for ships and offices.
  • Proper and timely supplies of stores, spares.
  • Adequate financial resources In order to have a robust Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Management (QHSE) System, the Company has adopted the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004(E) and OHSAS 18001:2007 standards.

It is the Company’s Policy to comply with applicable :

  • International Rules, Regulations and Laws as mandated by the IMO, ILO and other organisations.
  • Rules and Regulations of the Flag State of the vessel.
  • Local Rules and Regulations of the Coastal state or port.

This document is to be displayed in each office and on each vessel and is also available on the Company’s website ashore and on the ‘PARIS’ system onboard. This document applies to all shore based employees or personnel onboard ships including contractors providing service on behalf of the Company and agents attached to the Company.

Management Commitment, Authority And Responsibility

The Company's Managing Director and Senior Management are committed to its QHSE Policy and have the responsibility to ensure the Company's policy is carried through to:

  • Promote each individual's personal involvement in maintaining high QHSE standards.
  • Ensure necessary procedures and work instructions are available, operative and effective for setting, reviewing and meeting the Company’s QHSE objectives and targets.
  • Identify, report and record any nonconformity or non-compliance and take the necessary corrective and preventive action.
  • Monitor, review, analyse and evaluate the Company’s operations and QHSE system to ensure that it reflects the Company requirements and endeavours for continual improvement.
  • All employees and stakeholders.

The Managing Director and Senior Management have the authority to take necessary action to comply with the above.

The responsibility for understanding and executing the defined Company Procedures in meeting the requirements of the QHSE policy resides with all employees.

The Master has the responsibility for implementing this policy onboard and has complete authority over all activities and all personnel onboard. In matters relating to safety and pollution prevention, the Master has the overriding authority and discretion to take whatever action he considers to be in the best interest of the crew, ship, cargo and marine environment and to request the Company’s assistance as may be necessary.  

Occupational Health And Safety

It is the Company’s Policy to provide a safe and healthy workplace environment for shore based and shipboard personnel and the Company is committed to:-

  • Prevent loss of life, work-related injury or illness by promoting safe and healthy practices and proper planning and execution of operations.
  • Comply with applicable requirements that relate to Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S).
  • Establish its own standards and guidelines where existing laws and regulations are not adequate to assure protection to human health and safety.
  • Establish clear OH&S objectives and targets towards minimizing risk potentials and protect all staff working on board ships by the use of appropriate technology and operating procedures
  • Encourage all individuals to identify potentially unsafe conditions or unlawful practices and to undertake corrective measures.
  • Provide all its employees with information, equipment and training necessary for them to carry out their work safely.
  • Ensure that regular safety and contingency drills are conducted by the Master and at times supervised by the shore based personnel for ensuring that relevant personnel are fully conversant with their duties so as to maintain a confident and proficient team on board to deal with all contingencies and emergencies.
  • Ensure that Safety is uppermost in mind in all Company instructions.
  • Continuous improvement in OH&S management and OH&S performance.

Environmental

It is the Company’s Policy to work towards a cleaner marine environment and the Company is committed to:-

  • Firmly support the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) and other environmental requirements and believing that the first line of defence against pollution must be to avoid accidents occurring.
  • Comply with applicable marine environmental protection requirements established under International, Flag State, Port State and Coastal State Laws including but not limited to the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), concerning the use of Oily Water Separators, Oil Content Meters, Incinerators and other Pollution Prevention Equipment. A Zero-Tolerance approach to any non-compliance / violation with the above and will extend all cooperation to Authorities in bringing Offenders to book.
  • Continuous improvement in environmental performance, including those areas in the Environmental Management System.
  • Pollution prevention with an emphasis on source reduction, including the funding and human resources necessary to effectively maintain and repair the systems, equipment, and components found in machinery spaces of vessels.
  • Continuous reduction of environmental risks.
  • Sharing information with external stakeholders on environmental performance.
  • Undertake steps in energy conservation to help address the problem of depleting natural resources and its impact on the environment.  

Ethics And Non-Retaliation

It is the Company’s Policy to ensure that all shore based and ship based personnel carry out their duties in an ethical and honest manner ensuring that they exhibit the highest standards of integrity and righteousness at all times. The Company is committed to :

Ensure that no shore based employee or personnel onboard ships under Management, participates in any incentive or bonus programs based on minimizing operational costs associated with the operation, maintenance, and repair of machinery space systems, equipment, and components without ensuring that efficiency and performance are maintained. The intent of this is to ensure that staff do not avoid such costs and thereby sacrifice environmental compliance.

Take appropriate action, up to and including dismissal, against any shore based employee or personnel onboard ships under Management who obstruct, hinder or present false information, or make false statements during any inspection; monitoring or audit carried out by any authority whatsoever.

 Ensure that NO shore based employee or personnel onboard ships under Management are punished, discriminated against or otherwise suffers negative consequences for reporting violations of QHSE laws, regulations, or policies.

Take disciplinary action up to and including dismissal against any shore based employee or personnel onboard ships under Management who depart from specified operating policies and procedures.

Shore based employees and personnel onboard ships under Management may also be personally liable for criminal, civil or administrative penalties as a result of non-compliance. 

Drug And Alcohol

The Company is committed to maintain a safe and healthy working environment free from the unauthorised use of drugs and alcohol and has in place a policy which meets the standard of the "OCIMF".

  • Alcohol may not be consumed within 4 hours of one's watch or duty.
  • The Master, Navigating Officer and the Chief Engineer must not drink alcohol within 4 hours of sailing.
  • No crew member may be intoxicated while aboard a ship. Intoxication is defined as 0.04 pct or more blood alcohol content.
  • Anyone showing signs of intoxication (Including the Master) may be directed to be tested. Intoxication may be proven through either test results or observation of appearance and behaviour.
  • If the Master suspects intoxication and is unable to test the blood alcohol content, he may order the concerned watch keeping personnel to refrain from duty and must make a detailed report to the head office.
  • If the Master is intoxicated the Company must be immediately informed by the Chief Officer and Chief Engineer.
  • Prior joining a vessel managed by the Company, every seafarer shall undergo testing for drugs and alcohol as part of the routine medical examination. Should drug or alcohol abuse be detected during the pre joining test, the seafarer will be considered as having failed the medical examination and will not be employed.
  • The Company will carry out on board unannounced random alcohol tests at sea, unannounced drug and alcohol testing by shore and testing on board following an incident.
  • Should any seafarer, during his career with the company, found to be in violation of the Company’s Policy he/ she will be liable for disciplinary action / dismissal.  

Personnel

he Company recognises that safety, environment protection, pollution prevention and efficiency are an integral part of good ship management which can only be a result of a combination of right skills, knowledge and experience ashore and onboard vessels.

In order to accomplish the desired objectives as well as provide and maintain the highest standards of ship management, the company is committed to:

  • Employ staff having adequate qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience to serve in the rank or position they have been selected for.
  • Employ only those seafarers who are mentally and physically sound and medically fit to effectively execute the set objectives of the Company.
  • Inculcate a sense of loyalty and dedication and to encourage a sense of belonging to become long serving employees of the Company.
  • Provide staff ashore and afloat with information and training necessary for them to fully understand the Company’s QHSE System.
  • Ensure that compliance with the QHSE standards is a key ingredient in the identification of training needs and performance reviews of shore and shipboard personnel.  

Security

It is the Company’s policy to :

In order to accomplish the desired objectives as well as provide and maintain the highest standards of ship management, the company is committed to:

Provide a secure working environment, by establishing and maintaining the required security measures to prevent unlawful acts against ships which endanger the safety and security of persons/property on board and the environment.

Ensure that the Master, Company Security Officer and the Ship Security Officer are given necessary support to fulfil their duties and responsibilities in accordance with IMO’s draft amendments to SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code.

The Master has the overriding authority and responsibility to make decisions regarding the security of the ship and to request the assistance of the Company or of any Contracting Government as may be necessary.

All Company employees, ashore and on board ships, are expected to comply with the required procedures within the Ship Security Plan and should be familiar with the relevant security duties required of them and the measures required to protect the ship from any unlawful act.

Complying with and maintaining ship security is a continuous process and as new potential threats are uncovered, additional security procedures and measures shall be devised and implemented. 

Other Services

Some other service areas wherein we provide consultancy and guidance are:

  • 1st. Issue of CDC
  • 2nd. Issue of Watch-keeping
  • 3rd. Issue of COC
  • ALL Certificates Endorsement