Crew Management

Our mission at Viking Crew & Viking Maritime Recruitment (Guernsey) Limited is to make the life of the Ship Operator as easy as possible by delivering a Personnel Management service tailored to suit the individual company requirements.

Our complete crew management package encompasses all of the following areas of marine personnel management:


Identifying the position, advertising, applicant screening, interviewing, reference checking and placing candidates.


Identifying training needs, maintaining training records, arranging courses and assessing training establishments.


Preparing and organising flights to and from vessels, and other travel needs required by crew and marine management.


Includes the scheduling of crew, monitoring leave, arranging crew changes and travel, providing suitable cover for sickness/study leave, etc.

  • Global/Offshore Payroll

Our expertise is to offer a range of crew payroll services, which will significantly contribute to the operational savings in the employment of maritime staff.

  • Employment

Providing employment agreements, dealing with grievance / disciplinary procedures, promotions, resignations, appraisal and redundancy programmes.

  • Medical

Monitoring medical status, arranging medicals, maintaining company Drugs and Alcohol Policy.

  • Welfare

Maintaining sickness records, compassionate leave, and dealing with next of kin.

  • Administration

Supplying a range of services including maintaining personal records, Visa applications, Certificate renewals and liaising with clients, etc.

Every company has slightly different requirements, and we at Viking take the time and trouble to discuss each client's exact needs, to ensure that the service provided is of the highest quality


We aim to build cooperative working alliances where the full extent of our resources is available to you, flexibly when and where you need them most.

From this office or in 'Partnerships', our marine-related solutions, additional to recruitment, include the following:

• Crew Administration
• Crew Employment and Payroll
• Crew Medical
• Crew Insurance
• Consultancy

Crew Administration

Operating a quality management system approved by Lloyd's Register allows us to assist our Clients with all manner of operational functions including, but not limited to:

• Contract issue
• Compilation and maintenance records
• Ongoing monitoring of STCW certification
• Officer/crew planning and scheduling
• Arrangements of training, medicals and travel

Crew Employment And Payroll

Our expertise in conjunction with Viking Maritime Recruitment (Guernsey) Limited, based in Guernsey, Channel Islands, is to offer to Clients, crew management and payroll services, which will significantly contribute to operational savings in the employment of maritime staff.

The system in operation is designed to comply with current legislation and withstand the rigours of close auditing.

The individuals involved are far from faceless financiers: they are highly qualified specialists, whose additional function is to support the systems in place by responding to financial payroll related enquiries of 'employees' and provide individual, user-friendly, support and guidance to Clients.

Crew Medical

In partnership with specially selected medical centres, we can offer Owners/Managers an enhanced medical pre-employment screening programme, ensuring all seafarers meet the highest criteria, easily exceeding statutory fitness levels. Ongoing 'healthwatch' monitoring and maintenance is also a feature.

The programme is operated in conjunction with UK MCA approved doctors, strategically located throughout the UK and Eire. Other approved doctors are available in Antibes, Vancouver, Miami, Cape Town and Sydney.

Crew Insurance

In partnership with MHG, we can direct you to their group and individual benefit programs. MHG Marine Benefits is the marine industry's international benefits specialist. These plans have been specifically tailored to fit the unique needs of professional marine crew and include comprehensive medical insurance, disability insurance, life insurance and retirement savings. MHG's plans are used by yacht owners, brokers and management companies worldwide to attract and retain the best Captains and Crew available.

Further details can be found on their website.


Whilst entirely recognising Clients' existing expertise, we would be pleased to supplement it with specific information, guidance and advice (if needed) based on our breadth of experience. Our position as a leading provider of recruitment and associated services to the cruise industry, in particular, gives us a unique insight into the operation of the passenger/guest market sector. Over many years we have enhanced our own knowledge and nurtured a network of contacts and business relationships which can be used to provide cost-effective solutions for Clients. We will do our utmost to ensure that any quandary or challenge you have, with our input, does not develop into a predicament for you.

If you or your organisation is interested in any of the above services then please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how best they can work for you.

Business Partnerships

Viking Maritime Recruitment (Guernsey) Limited

VMRG is a world class provider of HR and employment services to the maritime industry.

With associated business in Malta and the UK and other global offices in the pipeline, VMRG are keen to increase the number of solutions that we are able to offer to clients in an ever increasing global society.

Combining the best of experience in payroll and personnel management within the marine sector, together with the most up-to-date knowledge of global business and employment regulations, VMRG can provide clients with solutions to all, or part of their workforce. These services include; day to day administration of a company’s HR function, assisting and advising in the drafting of compliant HR policies and procedures and help with employing an international workforce effectively and in accordance with the appropriate legislation.

As well as global employment solutions, we offer a wide range of integrated payroll outsourcing solutions, workplace pension schemes and employee benefits. With certification to ISO9001:2008 and the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, VMRG ensures clients receive services that are regulated, fair and of the highest quality.

Viking Crewing Asia

Viking Recruitment and United Philippines Lines (UPL) / Source Asia have been associated for over 20 years, but it is in the last 10 years that a real business partnership has evolved. This has allowed Viking to offer a full International & Asian Officer and Crew solution to all of its clients worldwide.

Viking is fully approved and accredited under the terms of POEA, (Philippine Overseas Employment Administration) to provide employment for Filipino nationals onboard vessels in all departments and ranks.

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