Marine Recruitment and Placement


Being a licensed MLC 2006 compliant Recruitment and Placement Service (RPS) we are governed by the Indian Government RPS rules. We ensure that highest operating standards are maintained and best practices are met. We have a high retention rate due to our personalized service alongside our highly qualified and experienced staff managers who provide the best expertise in their domain. Our success is based on a strong work ethic and our priority to build long fruitful relationships with all stakeholders including seafarers and our principals. Over 10,000 Indian Seafarers have been placed by IMS since 1972 globally. As per a recent statistical survey, every 12th Indian Seafarer on board National and Foreign flag vessels has been recruited by IMS.

Crew Management is our core business and we take great pride in our performance levels of providing Crewing Services to increasingly higher levels of competence. As part of this continuous process of improvement we have implemented a Quality Management System compliant with ISO 9001-2000 Standards.

Our staff managers are qualified and experienced professionals providing the best of services in their domain. The Crew Management activities are divided for optimum management into 3 offices, 2 in Mumbai and 1 in New Delhi. Also, there is a liaison office in Singapore.

Our crew management services are flexible & competitive and cover the complete spectrum of human resource management for the Ship Owner. The success of IMS is based on a strong work ethic and our priority to retain and build on our relationships with our Principals through quality service by selecting and supplying experienced and skilled crew. We have dedicated flexible, motivated teams for speedy response and timely placement on board of the personnel to various locations worldwide. Our personalized service to seafarers translates into a high retention rate.

Our current profile

Manpower for Tankers: TOTAL CREW MANAGEMENT for 25 tankers owned by M/S Navigazione Montanari S.p.A., Italy and GNMTC, Libya for whom we manage 500 positions with an excellent retention rate.

Manpower for Cruise Ships: Hospitality staff for Louis Cruises where due to our rigorous screening process we have an enviable approval rate of almost 100 percent acceptance for proposed candidates.

Manpower for Offshore Sector (Rigs and Vessels): Manpower solutions for Tidewater Crewing Limited, Fratelli Cosulich S.p.A, Bumi Armada, MODEC, SCI, ONGC and iPS for anchor handling tug and supply vessels (AHTS) , offshore supply Vessels (OSVs and PSVs), accommodation barges and workboats. We have supplied manpower to Northern Offshore Pte Ltd and Global Santa Fe (subsequently taken over by TRANSOCEAN) for Rigs (Jackup, Submersible, Semi-submersible, Drill ship and Drilling Barges) Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels.

Specialist manpower: Ranging from Consultants, Onboard trainers, Pre-Vetting inspectors, Superintendents, ROV trainers, Terminal operators IMS has supplied numerous specialists meeting customers’ unique requirements often at extremely short notice.

Some of our esteemed clients whom we serve or we have served in the past

Navigazione Montanari S.p.A Louise Cruise Lines Costa Crociere S.p.A Fratelli Cosulich S.p.A
Tidewater crewing limited Premuda S.p.A Northam GMBH V.Ships
World Wide Shipping Bibby Lines Mideast Ship Management Libyan Tankers
Thome Ship Management Pte. Ltd Northern Offshore Pte Ltd Global Santa Fe Shipping Corporation of India
ONGC iPS