The time-consuming task of recruiting, screening, interviewing selecting, hiring is assumed by SouthPoint, leaving you more time for other areas of Management that contribute to your company’s financial success.
Our computerized system matches seafarers who are available to vessels they previously worked on, and you benefit from re-employing crews familiar with your vessels, your procedures, and your policies.
Before adding a new name to our database, the seafarer’s qualifications and experience are verified and cross-referenced with past employers, government agencies and other organizations to ensure they are true. Additionally, the seafarer's professional attitude and behavior are assessed through our personal interviews.
Seafarers must have a medical clearance from medical centres accredited by the respective governing bodies of which our Principles vessels flag.
Examinations and tests are Physical examination; chest x-ray; blood count; blood type; urinalysis; stool examination; dental check; psychometric examination; visual acuity and colour perception using the Ishihara test; audiometry; speech test; and an electrocardiogram for those aged 40 and above or when recommended by the examining physician.
Tests can be added including drug and alcohol, aids, hepatitis antigen, kidney and bladder ultrasound, and others a company requires, as well as vaccinations for seafarers on vessels trading in specific areas.
Our stringent procedures avoid the risk of inappropriate or inadequate crew documents delaying your vessels in ports.We ensure:
Our reservations department arranges airline tickets for departing and returning crews. Tickets issued have flexibility for departures, but Owners may issue pre-paid Ticket Advise (PTA).
To comply, principals, each month remit these allotments to us through our appointed banks for processing and distribution to the seafarer’s family or designated beneficiaries. Receipts confirming payments are sent to principals. A minimal fee is charged to cover banking, clerical and document costs.
As part of our service, we ask the master of a vessel to send us regular reports on each seafarer we provide. Evaluation is on performance, competence and behaviour. Reports, which should be sent each quarter, aid us in assessing each seafarer and selecting your crews
Regular reports are sent to you on a seafarer who is repatriated because of illness or injury. Our staff checks on medical treatment, sickness benefits, hospital and medical expenses, and coordinates with P&I representatives. SouthPoint ensures the handling of these claims is treated with great sensitivity and efficiency
A minor crew incident is prevented from becoming a major one by dealing with it immediately. Our staff will talk to the seafarer/s to address his/their concerns, but this can only be effectively accomplished when we are advised immediately by the master or principals. We may coordinate with the local government agencies concerned and their foreign counterparts and immediately advise the principal. For this service to be of mutual benefit it is imperative to keep us informed before a master or principals take any drastic action
Your next step is to contact SouthPoint to discuss the services your company requires. Once SouthPoint and the Principal have reached an understanding, a Manning Agreement, available on request, and a Special Power of Attorney are executed by the Principal, signed by the company’s Managing Director or authorized representative, and sent to us.
Upon Completion of the Agreement, the company should send on its company letterhead a letter addressed to the Malaysian Marine Department or other governing bodies appointing SouthPoint as its authorized manning agent:
SouthPoint recommends two shipboard training programs to its principal as a source for future officers and professional ratings:
Cadet Apprenticeship Program
For graduates of Basic Seaman Course (one-year) These programs provide principals with two advantages: Apprentices and trainees receive lower wages; and, because their contracts are not as binding as standard contracts, obligations and liabilities of the principal are reduced. These training programs make available to you more ratings, and eventually officers, who have gained their experience and qualifications onboard your vessels, and therefore have knowledge of your operations and are familiar with the policies of your company. Our experience has shown that a cadet/trainee appreciates the Owner who presents him with the opportunity to start his career through these programs and that throughout his career he will demonstrate that appreciation in loyalty to the Owner’s company. Through these shipboard training programs, SouthPoint can, Provide each vessel employing our regular crews with two deck cadets and two engine cadets. Provide each vessel employing regular crew with one steward trainee, one deck trainee and one engine trainee. Or provide a total of five at a reduced cost and at no risk. On request, we would be pleased to send you more information.
SouthPoint provides documentation services with Malaysian authorized Government Agencies, as follows; our close relationship with these bodies ensures that our services are prompt and effective.
Fleet Personnel Manager for eight (8) years to a major ship-owning company in Malaysia which listed on the First Board of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
With a total of twenty-four (24) years with the same company he was experiencing with this organization, my exposure is not only limited to my present responsibility but vast experience and knowledge in the Logistic, Agency, Business Development and Administration matters.
He was attached to the branch in Port Klang, Port Dickson, Melaka, Pasir Gudang, Penang, Kuantan, Kemaman and Kerteh. Due to his hard work, he has risen from an Operations Assistant to a Branch Manager. Experience in handling oil and LPG tankers and bulk carrier at the above ports.