Crewing Recruitment

Faststream Recruitment specialises in the search, recruitment and selection of Seafarers for the global Maritime and Energy sectors. Some of the vessel types we recruit Seafarers for include:

  • LNG and LPG tankers

  • Oil, product and chemical tankers

  • Offshore Support and Supply vessels

  • FPSO and FSRU

  • Workboats and Tugs

  • Ferries

We have a dedicated and experienced Crewing recruitment team who work solely on finding you the right candidates to suit your experience, qualifications, certification, sector and personality needs.

Our global reach

We are Crewing and Seafarer recruitment specialists. We partner with our clients across the globe, from the Americas to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

Our access to Seafarers and Crew

We have unique access to Faststream’s global database, which is an unrivalled source of Seafarers and Crew. We ensure that we regularly update our database with our candidate’s latest CVs, qualifications, experience, compensation, and motives in their next Seafaring or Crewing job. This ensures that you have the most up to date information about candidates that you are reviewing or interviewing.

As Maritime and Shipping recruitment specialists, we have access to talent from a wide variety of maritime sectors such as Tankers, Ferries, Workboats, Offshore, Crew Transfer vessels, Survey vessels, Energy and Renewables. This means we can provide you with a larger and more diverse range of candidates with transferable skills to choose from.

We utilise the latest technology to aid our Recruitment Consultants to source, recruit and select Seafarers and Crew to help you find the best candidate(s) for your position quickly and efficiently.

We use telephone, face to face and video interviewing in our selection process.

Seafarers and Crew when you need them

We know that some vacancies need to be filled urgently. We have experience in searching, selecting, completing compliance, and carrying out mobilisation in as little as 24 hours. Contact us about your urgent Seafarer and Crew needs.


Adhering to compliance is a top priority for the Faststream Crewing team. We ensure we have thoroughly checked references via telephone and email. We verify Certifications, Qualifications, Certificates of Competence (CoC), visas and immunisations.

Guidelines and Rights for Candidates: MLC Compliance

Faststream Recruitment, approved by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) as an MLC Recruitment and Placement Service Provider, ensures compliance with Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 standards. Here are some key guidelines and helpful advice for candidates:

  • We prohibit any measures or blacklists aimed at preventing qualified seafarers from employment and welcome applications from all candidates. You can read our diversity & inclusion statement here

  • We do not charge candidates any fees during the placement process. We urge you to be aware of the rise of recruitment scams targeting job seekers

  • Costs such as travel visas and air tickets are covered by the vessel under MLC. If you are required to pay upfront, reimbursement will be completed upon employment commencement.

  • Seafarers Employment Agreements (SEA’s) must comply with applicable laws and regulations, including terms and conditions of employment that are not less favourable than MLC standards.

  • You have the right to review and receive a copy of the SEA before signing.

  • Ensure all sections of the SEA are completed accurately and to your satisfaction.

  • We ensure vessels have the financial capability to fulfil obligations, with appropriate insurance and protection in place as per MLC.

In case of complaints or grievances post-placement, you should follow onboard procedures. If unresolved, contact us or the UK MCA.

Faststream Recruitment:

UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA):

We are pleased to advise you that we have been audited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) at our request and we have achieved the MLC Declaration of Conformity. See our certificate here.

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Offshore Crew Recruitment

We partner with owners of offshore vessels to recruit offshore crew for their contract and permanent positions.

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Tanker Crew Recruitment

We partner with both owners and managers of Tankers to help them source and recruit new talent for their LNG, LPG, Oil, Product and Chemical Tankers.

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Renewables Crewing Recruitment

We partner with companies across the Renewables sector, including wind farm installation vessels and jack-ups and crew transfer and support vessels.

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Ferry Crew Recruitment

We partner with Ferry companies, for both ROPAX (passenger) and RORO (general freight), to help them source and recruit new talent for their positions.

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What people say

​I had an excellent experience with Faststream. My contact there was always available, honest and helpful, she supported me throughout the entire process.

Head of Design

​A very professional service provided by knowledgeable consultants.

Head of Operations

​Very professional and helpful.

Human Resources Manager

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