The Human Element
The management team and personnel of Grace Management S.A. are very experienced with ship management and technical supervision, all having served for many years in similar positions within the shipping industry.
Teams of professionals employed by Grace Management S.A. oversee, manage and advise on a variety of customer needs – including dry-docking, conversions and modifications.
“We place emphasis in Teamwork.”
At Grace Management S.A., we believe that the human element is the main contributing factor towards a Company’s sustainable growth and success. The employment of competent seagoing personnel is vital for the safe and efficient operation of the vessels.
The Company’s training, hiring, manning, terms of employment, personnel record keeping and reporting procedures are consistent with STCW and applicable maritime regulations to ensure the employment of competent qualified personnel.
With the assistance of dedicated Manning agencies in Manila, Philippines, we go beyond the established Standards for Training Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW) and train our seafarers to the high Company standards.
Health, Safety and the Environment are a priority and all seafarers serving onboard Company vessels are carefully selected to meet the particular requirements.
We place emphasis on teamwork and strive to make our staff, ashore and afloat, develop a common and well-entrenched understanding of Company vision and policy. To this end, we constantly strive to equip our people with skills to help fulfil our quality objectives
The rotation of crew onboard Grace managed vessels exceeds 80%.
We consider training as the “root cause” for achieving “zero incidents” at sea. A new training and familiarization program on applicable international laws and regulations is implemented for all Grace crew, placing emphasis on safety of life at sea and pollution prevention. Our aim is to inspire self-compliance and motivation to safeguard the environment.
Grace rolls in-house and vessel-specific familiarization training for all seafarers in order to ensure that all crew thoroughly understand, adopt and constantly observe Company’s high standards. Accordingly, the training curriculum in not limited to the certification mandated by the STCW, but extends to navigation and engineering courses, Company’s specific tanker operations and bilge water waste oil management programs.
Health (both physical and mental), Safety and the Environment are a priority and all seafarers serving onboard Company vessels are carefully selected to meet the particular requirements. Many seafarers have served onboard vessels managed by Grace for a long time, thus building mutual trust and understanding of the professional standards required by the Company. The “rotation” of crew onboard Grace managed vessels exceeds 80% and results to numerous professional seafarers, considered to be the cornerstone of Company’s efficiency and growth.
We review the performance of all seafarers and have developed a system that monitors the ongoing progress and development of seafarers in an objective manner. To earn promotions, seafarers attend shore side training courses and are assessed on board by senior officers and attending superintendents. Sea service records are also evaluated. We recognize improvement in performance and reward our seafarers on individual and collective achievements.