The crewing of vessels with highly capable officers and seamen is the responsibility of the Crew Department, primarily utilizing Greek officers and Filipino officers and seamen. The department is responsible for identifying Greek officers, which are hired by the vessels’ owning subsidiaries. An independent crewing agency is used to refer Filipino officers and seamen. The crewing agency is responsible for each seaman’s training, travel and payroll. We ensure that all of our seamen have the qualifications and licenses required to comply with international requirements and regulations and shipping conventions, thereby ensuring that our vessels are manned by experienced, competent and trained personnel. Additionally, our seafaring employees perform most commissioning work and supervise work at shipyards and drydock facilities.