What is a seafarer and how to be employed as such?
By definition, a seafarer is one who earns his/her living by service at sea. To be employed as such, the person should have the necessary skills and documents corresponding to the position available onboard.
To know more about the Careers offered by our Principals, please click Careers Menu
What are the required documents to be a seafarer?
Generally speaking, those would be seafarer(s) must possess the following documents:
- Certificate(s) of work employment
- Valid Seaman's Book or (SIRB)
- Valid Passport
- Valid Basic Safety Certificate
- Certificate(s) of work related training(s)
To know how to acquire such documents, please refer to the Genereal Guidelines
I have the above documents, is it enough for me to get hired by your company?
No, additional requirements are based on the position applied, please see the Careers Menu for explanation on the diffrent position requirements.
However, the minimum requirements for all positions in addition to the documents mentioned above, are the following:
- Not more than 30 years old
- Must be able to confidently communicate in English
- Height requirement of at least 5'5" for Males
- Height requirement of at least 5'3" for Females
- Has at least 12 months of recent employment gained from an international or local vessel or extensive landbased experience gained from a reputable establishment.
How to apply in your Company?
You may submit your comprehensive resume at firstname.lastname@example.org
or log at www.bahiashipping.ph, Click Apply Now.
WE DO NOT ENTERTAIN WALK-IN APPLICANTS.
When and where can I follow-up my application?
Seven (7) days upon submission of the resume, you may follow-up by sending an email to email@example.com
or sending a text message to the number 09162271308, in this format: RECRUITMENT + Follow up Application + Complete Name + Position
WE DO NOT ENTERTAIN PERSONAL FOLLOW-UPS.
I am a referral by one of your seafarers, am I assured of an employment onboard by your company?
No, although referrals are given priority by the company, still referrals need to comply with the minimum requirements.
Do you charge placement fee?
ABSOLUTELY, NO PLACEMENT FEE IS TO BE COLLECTED.
What is the contract duration of your seafarers?
The contract duration of our seafarers depend on what Principal they are employed, however the usual duration is up to 10 months.
What is your procedure regarding rejoining crew?
Crew rotation of seafarers belonging to principals, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, Hurtigruten and Fred Olsen Marine Services is handled by their respective principals, vacation is usually minimum of two months. For seafarers belonging to VShips, crew rotation is usually in a first-in, first-out basis.
I'm an ex-crew of your company and I wish to re-apply, can I do so?
Yes, you may contact your respective Crewing Managers.
I am a current crew of one of your Principals, and I want to apply to other Principals within the company, can I do so?
Yes, you may apply from one Principal to another. Submit your comprehensive resume and a copy of your last performance appraisal to firstname.lastname@example.org
.However, transfer is not guaranteed and employment is based on vacancy and Principal's approval.
What are the positions deployed by your Company?
The positions supplied by Bahia differs from one principal to another, to know more, please click Careers Menu