Course Objectives

To provide useful insight to all those involved in the implementation of the Management System for all day to day operational aspects with respect to the subject. In this course you will refresh your general understanding of the MLC 2006 requirements regarding implementation, enforcement and the responsibilities of private operators. Special focus will be places on deficiencies, harassment/bullying and complaint procedures. Other subjects that are relevant for special consideration will be discussed in a workshop-style approach where participants are encouraged to share their own experiences.

Crew management for ships incorporates a variety of activities handled by crew management companies and their manning agencies.

The person in charge of crew management is responsible for the manning of vessels under a crew management contract. This includes the sourcing, recruitment, selection, deployment, scheduling, training/upgrading programs, and on-going management of seafarers engaged on vessels under crew management contracts.

It also involves crew administrative aspects, such as payroll services, travel arrangements, insurance, assistance with health, banking & financial services, career guidance, communication duties, as well as team-building and family/social programs; you will have the chance to have a general idea about this and more in this training course.


Regulatory Reference

Who Should Attend

All those wishing to act the Role of DPA along with all office Personnel involved in ISM implementation.

Training Methods

Course provided by a mixture of lecture, case studies, exercises and final exam.


Cognicert Crew Management Professional Certification is provided to participants on successful completion of course exam.

Course Elements

  • Crew Management requirements
    • Challenges and Solutions on how to successfully manage the human Element
    • Analyze Recent Developments
    • Analysis of ISM, STCW, ILO MLC Requirements
  • Minimum requirements for seafarers to work on a ship
    • Minimum age, Medical certificate, Training and qualifications ,Recruitment and placement
  • Conditions of employment
    • Seafarers’ employment agreements
    • Wages
    • Hours of work and hours of rest
    • Entitlement to leave
    • Repatriation
    • Seafarer compensation for the ship’s loss or foundering
    • Manning levels
    • Career and skill development and opportunities for seafarers’ employment according to STCW
  • Accommodation, recreational facilities, food and catering
    • Accommodation and recreational facilities
    • Food and catering
  • Health protection, medical care, welfare and social security protection
    • Medical care on board ship and ashore
    • Shipowners’ liability
    • Health and safety protection and accident prevention
    • Access to shore-based welfare facilities
    • Social security
  • Compliance and enforcement
    • Flag State responsibilities
    • Authorization of recognized organizations
    • Maritime labour certificate and declaration of maritime labour compliance
    • Inspection and enforcement
    • On-board complaint procedures
    • Port State responsibilities
    • Inspections in port
    • Onshore seafarer complaint-handling procedures
    • Labour-supplying responsibilities
  • Health and Safety Management:
    • Risk assessment
    • Risk Implementation Plan
    • Emergency preparedness and response


Duration: 5 days

Training Methodologies

  • Case Study
  • Individual Exercises
  • Role Play
  • Group Exercises
  • Group Presentation
  • Examination

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