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The Philippines is the top supplier of seafarers in the world, with around 230,000 Filipinos on board merchant shipping vessels around the world at any given time. Filipinos are the most preferred seafarers in the world because they are better trained, fluent in English, hard workers, skilled in housekeeping, cooking, and mechanical and technical knowledge.


Filipino seafarers comprise more than 25 percent of the 1.5 million mariners worldwide, making them the “single biggest nationality bloc” in the global shipping industry, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). 

Our seafarers work tirelessly, and often in difficult conditions, to ensure safety while sailing from one destination to another around the world. Filipino seafarers work in various positions on the ship or yacht, such as mate officers, engineers, mechanical engineers, electricians, housekeepers, office administrators, entertainment, and the activities department.

Aside from the job positions mentioned above, service-oriented jobs like waiters, cooks, bartenders, hair stylists, and deckhands are needed on a cruise ship. Entertainers like singers, dancers, yachts, and performers are also in demand in floating hotel-like ships or big yachts.

Yacht Crew Position:

  • Captain - Has overall responsibility for running the yacht, including administration, HR, and Accounts. The Captain is responsible for the navigation of the ship, the loading/discharge of cargo, voyage planning, radio communication, environmental issues, health and safety issues, administration duties, and the control/safety of the crew and passengers. Masters, also known as Captains, are in overall command of the ship and are responsible for the safety, efficiency, and commercial feasibility of the ship. Their duties are navigational at sea, whilst in ports, they are responsible for cargo operations. 

  • 1st Mate / 1st Officer—Takes command of the yacht from the Captain when required. Shares the Captain's responsibilities as required. Some of the responsibilities include the safe manning of the yacht, overseeing and managing all crew operations and maintenance, and performing a list of administrative and safety duties on board. Also, regularly takes bridge watches and is often responsible for the majority of the yacht's passage planning and navigation.

  • HK Steward/ess - Attends to the Owner and guests and upkeep of the yacht interior. Stew is responsible for serving food to the crew and passengers, cleaning accommodation and public areas, and serving the host family and guests.

  • Deckhand—Maintains and tidies the exterior of the yacht. Operates the yacht's 'toys,' e.g., ribs, jet skis, submersibles, etc. The deckhand is responsible for cleaning, sweeping, chipping rust, polishing, etc. He helps in the loading and unloading of cargo, and in port, he assists in the mooring of the ship as well as taking a watch at sea. He is also a member of the emergency team, lifesaving, damage control, and safety equipment.

  • Bosun / 2nd Mate / 2nd Officer—This position has the same duties as Deckhand but also assists the First Mate by assisting and maintaining mechanical and electrical operations. The Bosun is normally the main tender driver, so he/she must know how all tenders and toys operate inside and out. I will normally oversee activity on the passerelle and serve in a security role, ensuring guests are embarking and disembarking safely. This position requires you to be well-versed in operating various vehicles, equipment, and mechanical devices.

  • Chef / Sous-chef - Plans and prepares menus. Orders all kitchen provisions. The Sous Chef is found in larger yachts and works alongside the Head Chef, bearing all responsibility and assisting the Head Chef when necessary, as well as cooking for the crew. In some cases, the Sous Chef takes on a dual position as a crew cook or a “Stew cook,” where a Steward(ess) will take on the responsibility as a Steward(ess) and a cook. This is very common on smaller-sized yachts, to funnel the responsibilities of a cook and steward into one.

  • Engineer - Maintenance and repair of everything mechanical and electrical on-board. Also, for plumbing and heating. The Marine Engineers ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the ship’s mechanical and electrical equipment on-board, including carrying out repairs, inspections, and maintenance programs of propulsion systems, refrigeration machinery, deck machinery, and passenger systems. They manage power, fueling, and distribution systems. The Chief Engineering Officer is in charge of the engineering department and is responsible for working on all equipment on board, be it electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic.

  • Other (specialty positions)—This can include any requirements from the Owner, including helicopter pilot, fitness instructor/beauty therapist, dive instructor, nanny, and bodyguard.

Our Yacht/Ship crew seafarers have previous experience working in yachts, restaurants, resorts, or cruise lines. They hold health standard certifications, have vast knowledge in their field, and possess the following certifications below.

  • Certificate of Competency or Certificate of Equivalent Competency – specified to rank and flag the vessel

  • ENG1 or equivalent Medical

  • First Aid at Sea or Medical First Aid

  • Advanced Fire Fighting

  • CPSC & RB (Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats)

  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques

  • STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

  • STCW Elementary First Aid

  • STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

  • Security Awareness Training (Designated Security Duties training is now increasingly required by certain companies)

  • Crowd Management is sometimes required for larger vessels

  • Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) certification

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