VITA — your VITAL pilot for success

Over 15 years of experience
Professional team = professional crew
MLC 2006 | ISO 9001:2015 certified

Welcome to Vita Maritime Ltd, one of the Top 10 and most progressive Crew Manning Companies in Ukraine! The accumulated experience in crew manning business since its foundation in Ukraine, led us to the establishment of Vita Maritime Ltd. It was inspired and willingly supported by our good Principals and Clients, with whom our crewing company has had successful and fruitful co-operation for over 15 years.

Our mission is providing professional and competent crew manning services to Shipowners/Managers which will support and encourage safe and efficient ship operation, as well as helping Ukrainian qualified marine officers and crew to realize their high potential and knowledge and to find stable and permanent employment at sea.

Years of crew selection and crew requirements fulfilment have equipped us not only with experience and knowledge, but also with vast and constantly updated pool of dedicated, competent and motivated Ukrainian seafarers. The above-mentioned seafarers are recognized as among the best in the world due to their wide experience acquired on different types of foreign Shipowners’ vessels, their abilities, skills and high level of professional education. Our manpower pool is a product of the finest maritime educational establishments in Ukraine, among which is the world-famous Odessa National Maritime Academy with annual graduation of about 1000 specialists, Odessa Maritime University and another 5 Maritime Universities as well as 20 maritime colleges. Our crew manning agency supplies our Clients with well-experienced and highly qualified marine specialists from single officer to full crew for Container Carriers fm 1100 up to 13500 TEUs, Bulk Carriers (Panamax, Cape Size etc.), MPP, RoRo/PCC, Chemical tankers and other ships, and we will be happy to expand our business having enough potential and facilities for that.The quality of our service has been confirmed by ISO 9001:2015 and MLC 2006 certificates, Bureau Veritas.

Our personal attendance and crew manning agency quality service are aimed to our Clients’ requirements and high standarts and to build up trustworthy, opened and friendly relations both with our Principals and with each of our seamen.

If you are interested in qualified Ukrainian crew and in dedicated, trustworthy partner, you are welcome to contact us.

Sincerely yours, Tatyana Grechka, Director

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Dear seamen!

The accumulated experience of over 15 years in the Crew Manning sector led us to the foundation of Vita Maritime Ltd. Our main goal is to offer you respectable and stable job on foreign shipowners’ vessels, as well as to give you the possibility to realize your knowledge and potential.

Our Principals are German, UK, Israeli, Singapore, Saudi Arabian and Cyprus Shipowners/Managers owning Container vessels (from 1100 to 13500 TEU), Bulk Carriers (from Handysize to Cape Size), RORO, PCC, Multy Purpose and Chemical Tankers, with whom we have been cooperating for several years.

Having entrusted your employment to us, you can always rely upon qualified assistance, your interests maintenance as well as obtaining of complete and trustworthy information about your future job: work and payment terms and conditions, vessels’ particulars and technical condition, crew complement, Company’s policies, etc.

We hope that the employment offered with our mediation will meet all your expectations, ensure the prosperity of your families and strengthen the positions of Ukrainian marine specialists in the international labour market.

Our team

Tatyana Grechka
Founder and director
Alexander Poplavsky
Deputy director / Head of quality department
Ch.Engineer – Lev Yegorov
Head of engine department/ Technical adviser
Daria Nedelcheva
Crew manager/ Project manager
Anna Leshchuk
Executive director/ Crew manager
Alexander Radov
Crew manager
Anyuta Psilitsa
Crew manager
Igor Shevyakov
Senior recruitment officer
Yuriy Rodionov
Recruitment officer
Alexey Tatarenko
Recruitment officer
Irina Fomina
Recruitment coordinator
Igor Kucherenko
Recruitment coordinator
Liza Bochkovskaya
Assistant crew manager
Natalia Trach
Assistant crew manager
Anastasia Kalinko
Flag state administrator
Nadezhda Strugay
Head of accounting department


The best staff for the best jobs!

Willing to maintain long-lasting and mutually fruitful relations with our Principals as well as good reputation in the Maritime Crew Manning market, Vita Maritime Ltd carries out an utterly thorough and professional seagoing staff selection.

All of our officers and crews are carefully screened to meet all our owners’ and relevant vessel type requirements.: Extensive interviews are conducted and testing techniques are applied to ensure that you will have competent, highly trained and reliable ship’s personnel, which include:


  • Pre-employment interview, aimed to verify seafarer’s experience, competency, character and personality, potential and fitness. The seafarer’s qualifications and sea-service are cross-referenced with the former employers, government agencies and other organizations to ensure the authenticity. Additionally, the seafarer’s professional attitude and psychological behavior are assessed through our personal interviews.
  • Checking the validity and authenticity of seafarer’s certificates in compliance with STCW CODE, as amended, IMO requirements and National legislation. The verification methods we use ensure that seafarers we cooperate with possess the training and skills as stated in their certificates and licenses.
  • English language level test.
  • Medical examination including drug/alcohol test provided by the largest and duly licensed Ukrainian Maritime Medical centres.
  • Familiarization with the Principals’ policies and “Safety Management System”.


And although technology has greatly increased our efficiency over the past few years, we are NOT a web-based business.

We are a people-based business with real Crew Placement Coordinators the devotees of their job, who INTERVIEW, who LISTEN, and who SCREEN.

As soon as our candidates are approved by the Principals, the crewing company Vita Maritime Ltd ensures such pre-departure arrangements as:

  • seaman’s entry, business and working visas
  • booking of air tickets (including charter flights)
  • bus, railway, car transfers within Ukraine
  • Flag State License Applications (depending on the flag of the vessel)
  • supply committed to their job the working clothes and uniform with Principal’s logo (upon Principal’s request)

Training & Certification

The best staff for the best jobs!

Marine education

Marine refreshing

Odessa Maritime College of Technical Fleet
The College was founded in 1944 as Maritime Hydrotechnical College for the purpose of training of navigators, engineers, dredgers and technicians to staff dredging vessels and to prepare specialists for hydrotechnical constructions. Since 1952 the college bears the name of Odessa School of Technical Fleet and in 1994, after licensing, certification and accreditation, the school obtained the status of Odessa Maritime College of Technical Fleet From 2003 the college has been carrying out its activities as Maritime College of Odessa State Maritime Academy entering it as independent educational institution.
Odessa Maritime College
In accordance with STCW (International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended), all cadets undergo their shipboard training during the process of education. Navigation cadets require minimum of 12 months' seagoing service, other cadets - 8 months. Besides shipboard training, cadets of engineering faculties have technological training at the College`s workshops and at ship-repairing yards.
Odessa Maritime Training Centre
Recognizing the importance of sufficient trainings and education as a basis for seafarers selection for foreign Principals we have established close and fruitful relations with the Odessa Maritime Training Centre located in Odessa, approved by Det Norske Veritas, and OTI (Baku), accredited to teach Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET), Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET) and HUET (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training) to the standards set by The Oil & Gas Academy (OPITO). The training programs of the both Training Centers appropriate to mandatory requirements of the MARPOL & HSE programs and STCW Code, as amended, and strictly based on the relevant IMO model courses.
Epsilon Maritime Training and Educational Center
The overall objective of the Training Center "Epsilon" is not only to raise up a high level of officers and ratings competence, but also to train young people, who take part in cadets program of Marine Agency, because the safety of the vessel and crew, protection of environment and capital of ship-owners depends on the level of seafarers training. Every year the company develops and increases the level of proposed services quality as per requirements of international standards and demands on maritime training and educational market.
Odessa State Maritime Academy
Since 1944 Odessa State Maritime Academy offers all the modern material and technical basis for training and scientific researches, in which the following services are provided: a scientific library; a publishing center equipped with modern computers and efficient printing machines; more than 100 points of access to Internet.

Our Partners

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Leonhardt & Blumberg
The Shipping company Leonhardt & Blumberg was founded in Hamburg, Germany in the year 1903 by the partners Mr.Adolf Leonhardt and Mr.Arthur Blumberg. The Leonhardt family has continued the management of the company after the death of Mr.Arthur Blumberg in 1922 and is now - in the third generation - chaired by Mr.Frank Leonhardt. In over 100 years Leonhardt & Blumberg has managed 180 vessels, which were in the past mostly general cargo vessels and bulk carriers.
Uniteam Marine
The successful running of a ship depends on the hard work, discipline and teamwork of the entire crew, from Master to Apprentice. Successful ship management is no different. A good team, to co-ordinate all the various functions for the efficient management and cost effective running of ships is equally essential. Uniteam Marine has the maritime experience and the business acumen to fulfill these requirements, making the right choice for the management of the Client’s ships.
Lomar Shipping
London-based ship management company, Lomar Shipping provides technical and commercial maritime services for the fleet. Lomar Deutschland GmbH in Bremen commercially and technically manages the vessels registered in Germany, while Lomar Singapore Pte, in Singapore, addresses growing commitment to the shipping markets in Asia. Lomar Shipmanagement Ltd., BVI, manages developing portfolio of vessels in the dry sector, while Lomar Corporation is the legal entity that owns Lomar fleet.
Hanse Prospect Shipping Services
Hanse Prospect Shipping Services provides comprehensive management for different foreign ship-owners with various types of vessels. The activity is transparent and carried out with respect to seaman rights. Each seamen is well informed about job offers and each ship-owner is well checked with good and solid reputation.
Thomas Schulte group
As a leading international bulk and container company/asset manager, the Company offers the full range of maritime services from one source. The increasingly converging market conditions and interests of each customer and client form the focus of all the Company corporate activities. Even if the Company views itself as innovative leader, it always remains faithful to its traditions and its corporate values. Creating ‘added value’ to each customer and client is the Company’s understanding of a modern service provider.
Johann M.K. Blumenthal GMBH & Co KG
Johann M.K. Blumenthal commitment as a team remains unchanged since the company's foundation in 1901. The Company offers reliability, professionalism and advanced management skills to its business partners. All efforts are directed to providing the customers with high quality sea transport by means of modern fleet, which operates all over the world. The Company takes pride in its excellent shore and seagoing staff, who work together as a team dedicated to the future.
Bahri Ship Management
Bahri is one of the world’s foremost transportation and logistics companies. Established as the national shipping carrier of Saudi Arabia, Bahri has played a leading role in the transformation and growth of the global shipping industry through an unrelenting focus on innovation and a commitment to delivering technology-driven, value-added onshore and offshore services. Bahri is today the largest owner and operator of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) in the world and the largest owner of chemical tankers in the Middle East. The company currently owns 92 vessels, including 45 VLCCs, 36 chemical/product tankers, 6 multipurpose vessels and 5 dry bulk carriers, Bahri also boasts of a wide network of agents across the Middle East and Africa, USA, Europe and Asia.

Our news

25th Anniversary of The Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain

25th Anniversary of The Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain

Vita Maritime Ltd had enjoyed participation in the historic 25th Anniversary of The Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain which took place on 29th of February, 2020 at Grosvenor House Hotel in London.



Lomar Shipping Ltd and Vita Maritime Ltd arranged first SULPHUR CAP 2020 TRAINING COURSE inMozart Conference Hall in Odessa on2nd of October 2019. Main speakers on training were Mr.George Dimitriou – Incidence Support Team Manager of Lomar Shipping Ltd and Mr. Jason Van Zwam – Technical Superintendent . List of Vita Maritime sea-staff was enhanced …



On the 3rd June, 2019 VITA MARITIME participated in 2nd EUROPE-ASIA MARITIME SUMMIT professionally organized by MARINE TRANSPORT WORKERS TRADE UNION of UKRAINE, First Vice Chairman Mr.O.GRYGORIUK.

Vita Maritime celebrates 15th anniversary!!!

Vita Maritime celebrates 15th anniversary!!!

15 years of hard work and challenges, 15 years of development and progress, 15 years of recognition and success. Our great appreciation to all our long-standing partners for trust, excellent cooperation and continuous support!

LOMAR SHIPPING Semi-Annual Crew Seminar

LOMAR SHIPPING Semi-Annual Crew Seminar

LOMAR SHIPPING semi-annual crew seminar with VITA MARITIME Officers The seminar organized by LOMAR SHIPPING for Company’s in-house and managed fleets was held on 7th May, 2019 at the Mozart Conference Hall, Odessa. Mr. Ian Barker – Fleet Personnel Manager, Mr. Petros Simantonis – Marine Superintendent, and Mr. George Dimitriou – Incident Support Team Manager presented …

Uniteam Marine – 2018 Ukraine Officers Event – Safety and Health

Uniteam Marine – 2018 Ukraine Officers Event – Safety and Health

This time Uniteam Marine arranged meeting with Vita Maritime and Uniteam Ukraine sea -staff in interactive format. Ukraine Officers Event took place in Odessa Decameron Club Hotel . Leading speakers for this time were Uniteam Marine representatives Fleet Personnel Director Capt.Thomas Reppenhagen and Deputy Director Mr.Richard Knighton . Subjects of discussion were as follows : …


The best staff for the best jobs!
Position Vessel Engine Contract Salary Date of joining
MASTER CONT 1100-4500 TEU MAN B&W 4 MONTHS 8500-9600 USD Febr/Mar
MASTER BULK 20000-150000 DWT MAN B&W 4-5 MONTHS 8500-9600 USD Febr/Mar
CH. OFFICER CONT 1100-4500 TEU MAN B&W 4-5 MONTHS 6450-7500 USD Febr/Mar
CH. OFFICER BULK 20000-150000 DWT MAN B&W 4-6 MONTHS 6500-7500 USD Febr/Mar
2ND OFFECER CONT 1100-4500 TEU MAN B&W 4-5 MONTHS 3400-3700 USD Febr/Mar
2ND OFFECER BULK 20000-150000 DWT MAN B&W 4-6 MONTHS 3000-3600 USD Febr/Mar
3RD OFFICER CONT 1100-4500 TEU MAN B&W 4-6 MONTHS 2900-3400 USD Febr/Mar
3RD OFFICER BULK 20000-150000 DWT MAN B&W 4-6 MONTHS 2900-3400 USD Febr/Mar
CH.ENGINEER CONT 1100-4500 TEU MAN B&W 4-5 MONTHS 8250-9600 USD Febr/Mar
CH.ENGINEER BULK 20000-150000 DWT MAN B&W 4-5 MONTHS 8500-9600 USD Febr/Mar
2-ND ENGINEER CONT 1100-4500 TEU MAN B&W 4-6 MONTHS 6450-7500 USD Febr/Mar
2-ND ENGINEER BULK 20000-150000 DWT MAN B&W 4-6 MONTHS 6500-7500 USD Febr/Mar
3RD ENGINEER CONT 1100-4500 TEU MAN B&W 4-6 MONTHS 3400-3700 USD Febr/Mar
3RD ENGINEER BULK 20000-150000 DWT MAN B&W 4-6 MONTHS 3000-3600 USD Febr/Mar
4TH ENGINEER CONT 1100-8800 TEU MAN B&W 4 MONTHS 2900-3400 USD Febr/Mar
4TH ENGINEER BULK 20 - 180 000 DWT MAN B&W 4-6 MONTHS 2900-3400 USD Febr/Mar
ETO CONT 1100-4500 TEU MAN B&W 4-6 MONTHS 5200-6200 USD Febr/Mar
ETO BULK 20000-150000 DWT MAN B&W 4-6 MONTHS 5200-6200 USD Febr/Mar
OS BULK, CONT MAN B&W, SULZER 4 - 6 MONTHS 990 - 1300 USD Febr/Mar
AB BULK, CONT MAN B&W, SULZER 4 - 6 MONTHS 1310 - 1600 USD Febr/Mar
COOK BULK, CONT MAN B&W, SULZER 4 - 6 MONTHS 1500 - 2200 USD Febr/Mar
BOSUN BULK, CONT MAN B&W, SULZER 4 - 6 MONTHS 1650 - 2200 USD Febr/Mar


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