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Promarinha Maritime Crew Recruitment

Promarinha Maritime Crew Recruitment PROMARINHA was founded in 1969 and the objective of the company was to provide services related directly or indirectly to the Merchant Marine Industry namely:

Economic and operational studies for the acquisitions and specifications of vessels.
New building project consulting"Survey and inspection services of vessels and cargo.
Repairs in vessels as well as a follow up on the work.
Technical maintenance of vessels
Crew recruitment and management of maritime personnel

Soon after 1984, its activity was focused in the recruitment and management of marine personnel for national and international clients. It was in that period that we started our crewing operations with St. Thomas, Angola and Mozambique companies in general cargo vessels, also in the containers of a Portuguese owner, STENA ferries, cruise vessels "RENAISSANCE", and MAERSK, LOWLINE and O.I.L. platform supply vessels operating in the North Sea, West Africa and Brazil.

In the 90?s Promarinha?s core business was to source and manage marine crews to Platform Supply Vessels namely to clients based out in the U.K.

After 2000 and subsequent years initiates a collaboration with one of the most important recruitment companies being the only Portuguese company involved with the recruitment of offshore Drilling and Maintenance crews to onshore and offshore installations operating in Europe and West Africa. Organizes successful recruitment campaigns of Portuguese greenhands and experienced crew.
In 2005 Promarinha establishes a partnership with a major Scottish player and expands its activity to the hotel services crew mainly to Ferries operating in the North Sea.
In 2006 acts as manning office for a stand by vessels shipowner widening its Operations within the offshore support vessels market in the oil & gas industry. Adds a major Canadian company with Operations in the north Sea, Far East and Brazil to its cliente list.
In 2008 establishes a long term co-operation for the provision of marine crews to Norwegian merchant marine vessels with a Norwegian partner.

In 2010 enhanced its number of seafarers working in most types of offshore support vessels to record numbers including PSV, AHTSV, SBV, Multi-Purpose Offshore Support Vessels, Survey,Dive Support , Chaser Vessels, Crane Subsea Support Vessels e Field and Subsea Support Vessels.

2011 is marked in the company history with its first recruitment campaign of well services personnel to Europe and West Africa operations for a major oil services company in a partnership with one of its clients.

In 2013 Promarinha is accepted as a full member of the Portuguese Shipowners Association.
In October 2013 achieves ISO9001:2008 certification of its management system.
In November 2013 Promarinha is the first company in Portugal to have achieved the MLC 2006 compliance certificate issued by DNV applicable for crew manning offices.
Also in November 2013, Promarinha achieved the award of exports and internacionalization organized by the BES / Jornal de Neg?cios in the category Small and Mid Sized Services company.
In June 2014 it is recognized by the IAPMEI (Portuguese state bureau of support to small and mid sized companies) PME L?der award based on the its quality and risk profile.
In December of 2014, Promarinha is awarded the tender of the supply of fisheries observers in Portuguese flagged industrial fishing vessels operating in the NAFO waters (www.nafo.org) assuring job offers also in the fishing industry.
In December 2014, Promarinha is awarded the tender for the supply of fisheries observers working on Portuguese industrial fishing vessels operating in NAFO waters, (www.nafo.org)
In July and August of 2015 recruited and managed observers working in the regulated fishing areas NEAFC and WCPFC reinforcing its collaboration with Portuguese Institute IPMA as well as with Spanish ship owners.

The year 2016 brought a major change to the company. After more than 47 successful years in Rua Castilho, Promarinha moved to Pra?a Europa, n.? 2, 1249-289 Lisbon (Old watch palace, Cais do Sodr? district)
In September 2016 is accepted as member of the EISAP - European International Shipowners Association of Portugal that represents more than 350 commercial vessels that operate under the flag of the international register of Madeira (MAR)


Marine Crews
Fisheries Observers
Offshore Crews
Hotel Services Crews


Organization of Recruitment Drives
Contacts with Maritime Authorities, Schools, Institutes & Universities to accommodate specific training for the Marine, Fishing, Offshore & Hotel Services Industries
Certification, Register and Document Administration of Employees
Organization & set up of Visas
Travel logistics and Accommodation Support
Data Base Administration
24h x 365 days Personalized Services

Praca Europa, n2, 1249-289 Lisboa - Portugal
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