Euronav Shipping Company expressed interests in increasing Panamanian crew
Over 200 jobs will be created for Panama’s seafarers with help from both the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) and Greek-owned Euronav Shipping Company for the next 3 years.
Collaboration to boost crew employment
A meeting between AMP representatives and Euronav Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd’s board of directors took place to formulate a plan to boost the latter’s current cohort of 200 Panamanian seafarers. Juan Maltez, Director General of the Seafarers (DGGM), and Julie Lymberopulos, Ambassador and Consul General of Panama in Greece (representing AMP), visited Euronav Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd to explore manpower provision and strengthen commercial ties.
Maltez commented, “We must be ready, with all the documents in order, since the shipping company will need more than 200 Panamanian officers and cadets during the next 3 years. Euronav also expressed their satisfaction with some 200 Panamanian seafarers currently working onboard their ships. They have demonstrated competence and professionalism, which we are extremely proud of.”
Euronav, and its subsidiaries Euronav Ship Management SA, and Euronav SAS, manage the company’s fleet of 77 ships dedicated to the ocean transportation and global storage of crude oil. The company is a leading provider in this area with the assistance of its experienced crew in the sector. It also offered floating, storage and unloading (FSO) services, as at 1 April 2021.
Apart from exploring this initiative, the AMP representatives also inspected maritime training centres in Greece. The purpose of these periodical inspections was to monitor the service quality for continuous improvement. VIKING Safety Academy too received the delegates and expressed interests in becoming an AMP’s authorised training centre.
Crewing Online News Team
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