The crewing strategy of HEM Line has a strong commitment to ensure supply of top quality staff. They meet the requirements of all the regulatory bodies around the world and are capable of performing their duties in the demanding trades, types of vessel which may include old vessel requiring a lot of repair work to latest vessel, which have new generation automation. We will ensure the staff recruited is highly qualified, motivated and with a high physical fitness. The applicants for work on board ship have to:

  • Have a medical certificate from an approved Medical Officer
  • Have appropriate qualifications required by the international standards
  • Have appropriate experience for the relevant trades


All applications will be thoroughly checked by the crew manager. At the same time, these applicants will be interviewed directly (Sri Lankans) or via conferencing facilities (foreign crew members) to ensure their experience and the qualifications meet the required standards for the trade.We, HEM Line Lanka Shipping Services (Pvt) Ltd, provide Crew Management using mainly BIMCO Crewman A and Crewman B contracts.Our service includes

  • Recruitment of seafarers from all major crew supply countries
  • Evaluation tests before employment (if required by owners)
  • Marlins Test (if required by owners)
  • References for seafarers
  • Processing of National documents
  • Application of Flag state documents
  • Visa application (if required by owners)
  • Travel arrangements from our travel partner
  • Payment of crew wages free of bank charger for the crew
  • P&I administration
  • Payment and monitoring of P&I sick wages
  • ITF negotiations
  • Arranging cash to master (CTM)

Inhouse Training Courses for Officers and Crew