- No recruitment
V.Ships provides free recruitment services. Under no circumstances
shall we ever request a recruitment fee. Our aim is to hire, train
and retain a committed and dedicated workforce, building a strong
and lasting cooperative relationship in the process.
Whenever a V.Ships seafarer is asked to attend an in-house
training course or seminar - essential in terms of complying with
the company's Training Matrix - they are provided free to the
seafarer. Additionally, we pay basic wages for the training
- Senior Officer
Senior officers sailing within our fleet - meeting specific
performance and experience criteria - will be offered long-term
V.Ships Senior Officer Partnership agreements, providing more
stability for our seagoing workforce. All senior officers
committing to this offer will benefit from career continuity and
additional benefits, as detailed below. The present seafarer
contracts, which are agreed prior to joining each vessel, will
remain in force.
- Standby pay
For senior officers who have signed the V.Ships Senior Officer
Partnership agreement, standby wages will be paid while you are
waiting to join or are in the process of joining a vessel. This
applies to eligible officers whose next assignment is on a V.Ships
managed vessel, either under full or crew management.
- Airport lounge
To make travel more comfortable when joining and leaving vessels,
we will provide free airport lounge access for Masters and Chief
Engineers that have signed the Senior Officer Partnership
agreement. This benefit will be provided by Priority Pass,
who has a worldwide network of airport lounges.
We provide complementary life insurance cover during leave
periods for our Masters and Chief Engineers signed up to the
Senior Officer Partnership agreement.
For senior officers who have signed the Senior Officer Partnership
agreement, V.Ships will reimburse the cost of national certificate
of competence revalidation, including the cost of any training
courses required to revalidate.
- No allotment
All seafarers' wages are paid directly into their nominated bank
accounts, without any additional bank transfer charge.
- Free travel
For the majority of countries, V.Ships will cover the cost of
travel from your home to the point of embarkation, and back. No
seafarer will be asked to contribute towards this cost.
- Healthcare Plan with
Senior Officers sailing on the majority of vessels will
receive private healthcare for themselves, their spouses and
dependent children. This is a demonstration of our commitment to a
Career for Life for seafarers.
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