As part of our service, we ask the clients to send evaluations and appraisals which should be sent each quarter, aid us in assessing each seafarer and selecting your future crew.
Philippine regulations require for the crewing agent to arrange each month 80% of the basic wage to be allotted to the seafarer’s family & submit payroll reports to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administrations, and other government agencies.
NFD reservations department can arrange airline tickets for departing and returning crew.
Seafarer’s Accident/Sickness Claims
Regular reports are sent to you on a seafarer who is repatriated because of illness or injury. Our staff checks on medical treatment, sickness benefits, hospital and medical expenses, and coordinates with P&I representatives.
Pre-Employment Medical Clearances
Seafarers must have medical clearance from medical centers accredited with the Philippine Department of Health. Tests can be added as well as vaccinations depending on each clients requirements.
Documents, Training, Certificates
Our stringent procedures avoid the risk of inappropriate or inadequate delays. All documents are checked that they are valid for the term of the contract, that they comply with IMO, ILO, and STCW78 convention as amended. Seafarers are oriented on the policies and procedures of the company, and the safety management system on the vessels.
Recruitment, Screening, Selection
Our computerized system matches seafarers who are available to vessels they previously worked on. Before a new name can be added to our database, the seafarer’s qualifications and experience are verified and cross-referenced with past employers, government agencies and other organizations to ensure they are true. Additionally, the seafarer’s professional attitude and behavior is assessed through our personal interviews plus written and verbal tests.
Philippine Government’s Social Security System requires compulsory contributions for overseas workers. The employer’s contribution, presently at USD20.00 a month for each seafarer, is sent to NFD, which then remits the amount to SSS and sends receipts to the employer.