PTC - Our crewing agent in the Philippines
Mainly manned by Finnish seamen, ESL Shipping’s vessels have also seamen around the globe. Our crewing agent in the Philippines has since 2012 been PTC – Philippines Transmarine Carriers located in Manila. PTC Group is a large crewing company with already 40 years of experience. The agency has ISO 14001 environmental management system as well as ISO 9001 quality management certificates issued by DNV GL. The manning agency also complies with MLC-convention verified by DNV GL.
ESL Shipping’s designated crewing team at PTC consists of the Fleet Manager, Crewing Manager, Marine Personnel Specialist and Marine Personnel Assistant. PTC team is in daily contact with our Crewing team for planning and checks. They recruit new seafarers according to our needs, check all the documentation and plan the required training. ESL Shipping’s Crewing team is always assisting on signing and off signing crewmembers as the seafarers travel through Manila when going on vacation or on board.
The training centre PhilCamSat is partly located in the PTC building where the theoretical lectures are held as well as the simulators. The training centre MAST, where the practical courses such as Firefighting, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat as well as welding are held, is located outside Manila by a river. PhilCamSat was recently accredited by the Norwegian authorities and has won three safety awards in 2019.
In November we arranged a Crew meeting for our crew members on vacation. The program consisted of some latest news from ESL Shipping, information from the health insurance company and the Family relations department. A total of 21 seafarers, eight wives and three children participated and the event was very nice for getting to know one another.