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, which was inspired and willingly supported by our good Principals and Clients with whom our crewing company have successful and fruitful co-operation for over 15 years.

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

The years of crew selection and fulfilment of crew requirements have equipped us not only with experience and knowledge but also with vast and constantly updated pool of dedicated, competent and motivated Ukrainian seafarers who are recognized as among the best in the world due to their wide experience 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 other 5 Maritime Universities and 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 others, 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 quality service of our crew manning agency is aimed to meet the requirements and high quality standards of our Clients and to build up trustworthy, opened and friendly relations both with our Principals and with our every seaman.

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

Sincerely yours, Tatyana Grechka, Director

Our statistics

11
Shipowners
1100
Signed SEAs in 2018
450
Manned Vessels
22500
Seafarers in our Data Base
500
Crew on Board
1200
Seafarers in Active Pool

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, having Container vessels (from 1100 to 13500 TEU), Bulk Carriers (from Handysize to Cape Size), RORO, PCC, Multy Purpose and Chemical Tankers, with whom we cooperate for already several years.

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

We hope that the job 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
Capt. Oleg Glukhovetsky
Head of Recruitment Department/ Training Manager Deck Department
Ch.Engineer – Lev Yegorov
Head of Engine Department/ Technical Adviser
Anna Leshchuk
Head of Crewing Department
Alexander Radov
Crew Manager
Vitaliy Savinov
Crew Manager
Daria Nedelcheva
Senior Recruitment Coordinator/Crew Manager
Igor Kucherenko
Recruitment Coordinator
Alexey Tatarenko
Recruitment Coordinator
Irina Fomina
Recruitment Coordinator
Anastasia Kalinko
Flag State Administrator
Nadezhda Strugay
Head of Accounting Department

Services

The best staff for the best jobs!

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

All of our officers and crews are carefully screened to meet all the specific requirements of our Owners and relevant vessel types. Extensive interviews and testing techniques are undertaken 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 past employers, government agencies and other organizations to ensure they are true. Additionally, the seafarer’s professional attitude and psychological behavior are assessed through our personal interviews.
  • Check up 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 make certain that seafarers we supply posess 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 with 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.
www.omctf.od.ua
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.
www.marinesko.org.ua
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.
www.omtc.com.ua
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.
www.epsilonhellas.com.ua
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.
www.onma.edu.ua

Our Partners

The best staff for the best jobs!
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

SULPHUR CAP 2020 TRAINING COURSE

SULPHUR CAP 2020 TRAINING COURSE

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 …

2nd EUROPE-ASIA MARITIME SUMMIT

2nd EUROPE-ASIA MARITIME SUMMIT

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 : …

Vacancies

The best staff for the best jobs!
Position Vessel Engine Contract Salary Date of joining
MASTER PCTC MAN B&W 4 MONTHS 9000-9200 USD MID NOV
MASTER BULK 80 000 DWT Min. 2 years in rank / Valid US visa / Bulk exp. WARTSILA 5 MONTHS 9510 USD OCT-NOV
CH. OFFICER BULK 80 000 DWT Min. 2 years in rank / Valid US visa / Bulk exp. WARTSILA 5 MONTHS 8010 USD OCT-NOV
CH. OFFICER RO-RO 50 714 GRT Min. 2 years in rank / Valid US visa WARTSILA 5 MONTHS 8010 USD OCT-NOV
CH. OFFICER PRODUCT TANKER 46 000 DWT Min. 2 years in rank / Product exp. MAN B&W 3 MONTHS 11444 USD OCT-NOV
CH. OFFICER CHEMICAL TANKER 49 000 DWT Min. 2 years in rank / Chemical exp./ Valid US visa MAN B&W 3 MONTHS 11444 USD OCT-NOV
CH. OFFICER VLCC 320 000 DWT Min 2 years in rank / VLCC exp. / Valid US visa MAN B&W 3 MONTHS 11444 USD OCT-NOV
3RD OFFICER BULK 50 000 DWT MAN B&W 5+1 MONTHS 1830 USD NOV
CH.ENGINEER BULK 80 000 DWT Min. 2 years in rank / Valid US visa / Bulk exp./ ME Engine exp. MAN B&W ME 5 MONTHS 9410 USD OCT-NOV
CH.ENGINEER VLCC 320 000 DWT Min 2 years in rank / VLCC exp./ Valid US visa MAN B&W 3 MONTHS 13880 USD OCT-NOV
CH.ENGINEER CONT 30 000 DWT MAN B&W 4 MONTHS 8500 USD NOV
2-ND ENGINEER BULK 80 000 DWT Min. 2 years in rank / Valid US visa / Bulk exp./ ME Engine exp. MAN B&W ME 5 MONTHS 8010 USD OCT-NOV
2-ND ENGINEER BULK 80 000 DWT Min 2 years in rank / Valid US visa / Bulk exp./ Wartsila RT flex Engine exp. WARTSILA RT-FLEX 5 MONTHS 8010 USD OCT-NOV
2-ND ENGINEER PRODUCT TANKER 46 000 DWT Min 2 years in rank / ME engine exp. MAN B&W ME 3 MONTHS 11444 USD OCT-NOV
2-ND ENGINEER CHEMICAL TANKER 49 000 DWT Min. 2 years in rank / ME engine exp./ Valid US visa MAN B&W ME 3 MONTHS 11444 USD OCT-NOV
ETO BULK 80 000 DWT Min. 2 years in rank / Valid US visa / Bulk exp./ ME Engine exp. MAN B&W ME 5 MONTHS 5810 USD OCT-NOV
FITTER BULK, CONT MAN B&W, SULZER 4 - 6 MONTHS 1800 - 2300 OCT-NOV

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