In 2007 Transnational Diversified Group (TDG)
and Aage Thoen Ltd. AS of Norway launched– the OceanCrew Marine
Services Inc. (OCMS).
By June 2008, OCMS was accredited by the
Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to recruit
and deploy seafarers.
Although OceanCrew Marine Services (OCMS)
is still a neophyte in the industry, it works synergistically
with other Member Companies (Mcs) of TDG for various services
such as medical management, flight booking and arrangements;
legal services, corporate planning, procurement, etc.
OCMS is initially aimed to supply the European
Offshore market with dedicated and competent workers. After
several months in operation, OCMS found the opportunity in
providing manpower not only for offshore vessels but for other
types of vessels such as pure car carriers, reefers and passenger
OCMS caters to operators and owners who wish to create shipboard
teams for their vessels. OCMS supplies oceangoing crew, i.e.
navigation officers & ratings, offshore personnel, rig
workers, cruise and spa personnel, etc., who can provide effective
preventive maintenance of machineries and equipment, conduct
safe navigation, strictly comply to the safety systems and
implements policies and guidelines of the owners.
OCMS, a joint venture between Aage Thoen
Ltd AS (ATC) and Transnational Diversified Group (TDG), is
founded as a new generation of marine service provider.
ATC activities range from shipowning to marine and financial
services in partnership with Credit Suisse as well as international
investments and finance.
OCEANCREW MARINE SERVICES, INC. (OCMS) is
a premier manning company that provides competent and quality
seafarers to offshore and other type of niche vessels.
We build strong partnership with our stakeholders through
our passion for excellence and win-win relationships.
We educate and hone our people to become loyal, responsible
with zest for continuous improvement and have a culture of
We provide sustainable employment to our seafarers and employees.
We are one of the leading providers of competent
and quality seafarers for offshore and other types of niche
vessels, with healthy growth and profitable operations. We
are globally renowned for the quality of our services and
our people, which make us the complementary partner and employer
Our systems and structures enable us to be highly efficient,
productive and competitive. Our systems provide information
that allow us to be responsive and agile.
Our people are competent, inspired, passionate, self-driven,
engaged and fulfilled.
We are the forefront of environment preservation and nation-building.
To maintain OCMS’ competitive advantage,
its systems and processes represented by the REDM cycle must
be dynamic, proactive, and innovative. REDM stands for Recruitment-Education
& Training- Deployment-Maintenance.
OCMS carefully recruit applicants using various tools on screening
and selecting the appropriate crew such as:
- Handbook on Minimum Qualification and
Experience Criteria for
- Background Check
- Computer Based Examinations
- Psychometric test for officers
OCMS adheres to a “NO TRAINING, NO DEPLOYMENT”
policy. This means that a crew can only join a ship after
undergoing training on the mandatory requirements of the Standards
of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) ‘ 95 as
well as trainings prescribed by the Principals.
OCMS may embark on a Cadetship Training Program
(CTP) with the consent of its Principal to develop its own
pool of officers. This is a strategy to address the future
shortage of officers which is considered a major concern in
the the maritime industry.
The program is open to new graduates of BSMT (Bachelor of
Science in Marine Transportation) and BSME (Bachelor of Science
in Marine Engineering) from any of the CHED-accredited maritime
school. Before being accepted in the program, applicants are
required to pass the Qualifying Examination, Medical and Neuro-Psychological
test and oral interview.
The main objective of the CTP is to develop potential officers
in the pool. Crew who are under the program can be considered
as “HOME GROWN” as they will be educated/trained based on
the Principal’s qualification and standard.
Since the CTP is a tool for OCMS to develop future officers,
OCMS will encourage all the cadets to take the board examinations
after 12-month sea service.
OCMS will monitor the career path of its Junior Officers in
order to prepare them for their next/higher position.
OCMS will support its officers to get promoted by providing
study sessions and reading materials that would further enhance
their knowledge and management skills.
OCMS prepares a 60-day crewing plan and rotation
plan in coordination with the principal.
OCMS takes care of its pool of seafarers through
its various crew morale and welfare program such as:
Seafarer of the Year
As part of TDG, the Principal may recommend seafarers who
exemplifies the TDG Corporate Values.
Educational Excellence of the Year
Given to children of the personnel of OCMS who have excelled
Crew Transport Service
This is offered to seafarers for a minimal fee. This is
to ensure the safe travel of the crew from airport to their
respective points of destination.
Sending of Recreation Materials
Magazines, local news papers, videotapes, and other related
recreational materials will be sent onboard to increase
the morale and enthusiasm of the crew.
Savings Plan and Health Insurance
To help crew manage their money, a Savings Plan is readily
available for them in coordination with Transnational Financial
Services, Inc.(TFSI), a TDG member company.
A Health Insurance for the dependents of the crew can be
arranged upon approval of the Principal.
Crew who are earmarked to join a vessel can avail of salary
loan from TFSI without any collateral, with flexible payment
terms and a reasonable fixed interest rate.