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Crew Management

Management of the Crew is carried out through:

Evaluation & Assesment Report
Drug & Alcohol Policy

Crew Selection

ISHIMA is resolute on employing the “right person for the right ship”. Our sea staff is recruited in Mumbai and Philippines by our exclusive manning offices. The manning offices are audited on a regular basis in order to comply with the company’s policies and standards.

Crew Evaluation System

ISHIMA has embedded within it an evaluation system that records the performance of its sea staff. This system identifies each individuals scope, training necessities, performance levels, and thereby states those candidates that deserve a promotion.

Drug & Alcohol Tests

ISHIMA has a strict set of rules and regulations regarding the consumption of alcohol and use of drugs. We follow a “zero percent alcohol” policy for the tanker fleet. Random testing is carried out onboard the vessels on a monthly basis and shore testing is conducted annually in order to maintain the company’s policy.


Training is a vital aspect of better crew management. ISHIMA Training is an intrinsic part of good crew management. Ishima makes sure that each crew member recruited is trained with the qualifications required before boarding a vessel.

Those personnel that undertake the training of work affecting safety, quality or jobs that have a significant impact on the environment are given priority and enhanced training.

Training – Salient Features

Training is provided by Masters & Chief Engineers on a number of activites:

  • Incident Investigation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Training of onboard personnel
  • Planned Maintenance Procedures
  • Resource Management

Courses on ISM familiarization, Bridge Team Management, Ship Simulator, Incident Investigation, Ship safety / Security Officers courses etc are arranged ashore, apart from the STCW courses. Refresher training is provided frequently.

ISHIMA’s Designated Training Superintendent visits the vessels often and stays on board for about two weeks in order to provide vessel specific training.