“The vessel is only as good as the crew” and to reinforce the importance of crewing we ensure that our people are well trained and meet the highest professional standards that are demanded internationally.
Our officers and crew are selected on the basis of their competence, experience, good health and their conduct record. Under our policies only those officers / crew who fulfill Flagstate and IMO, STCW 95 criteria are employed. This is achieved through a strict internal quality control system. Medical Examination: A thorough medical examination / medical test of all candidates is done in accordance with ILO / Flag state guidelines.
We maintain very comprehensive personal records of our officers and crew (in electronic data-bases and hard copy). The crew is evaluated by the head of the department and the Master at 6 month intervals. Superintendents attending vessels also prepare a detailed evaluation of all staff.
Accord has in house Safety and Audit Division which is in-charge of conducting safety and quality audit of ships, identifying non conformities and conducting a thorough follow-up so that the non-conformities are cleared and a safe working environment exists on the ship.