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>> RECRUITMENT What is a seafarer and how to be employed as such?

By definition, a seafarer is one who earns his/her living by service at sea. To be employed as such, the person should have the necessary skills and documents corresponding to the position available on board.

To know more about the Careers offered by our Principals, please click Careers Menu

What are the required documents to be a seafarer?

Generally speaking, those would be seafarers must possess the following documents

  • Certificate(s) of work employment

  • Valid Seaman’s Book or (SIRB)

  • Valid Passport

  • Valid Basic Training Certificate

  • Certificate(s) of work related training(s)

To know how to acquire such documents, please refer to the General Guidelines

I have the above documents, is it enough for me to get hired by your company?

No, additional requirements are based on the position applied, please see the Careers Menu for explanation on the different position requirements.

However, the minimum requirements for all positions in addition to the documents mentioned above, are the following:

  • Must be able to confidently communicate in English

  • Height requirement of at least 5’5″ for Males

  • Height requirement of at least 5’3″ for Females

  • Has at least 12 months of recent employment gained from an international or local vessel or extensive land-based experience gained from a reputable establishment.

How to apply in your Company?

You may send us your application by visiting our website at www.bahiashipping.ph and click Apply Now.


When and where can I follow-up my application?

Once your application passed the initial assessment, kindly expect a response from us for the status of your application.


I am a referral by one of your seafarers, am I assured of an employment onboard by your company?

No, although referrals are given priority by the company, still referrals need to comply with the minimum requirements.

Do you charge placement fee?



What is the contract duration of your seafarers?

The contract duration of our seafarers depend on what Principal they are employed, however the usual duration is up to 10 months.

What is your procedure regarding rejoining crew?

Crew rotation of seafarers belonging to principals, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, Fred Olsen Crewing and Consultancy LTD, Yinson Production AS and Fred Olsen Marine Services are handled by their respective principals, vacation is usually minimum of two months.

I’m an ex-crew of your company and I wish to re-apply, can I do so?

Yes, you may contact your respective Crewing Managers.

I am a current crew of one of your Principals, and I want to apply to other Principals within the company, can I do so?

Yes, you may apply from one Principal to another. Submit your comprehensive resume and a copy of your last performance appraisal to Recruitment Coordinator. However, transfer is not guaranteed and employment is based on vacancy and Principal’s approval.

What are the positions deployed by your Company?

The positions supplied by Bahia differs from one principal to another, to know more, please click Careers Menu.

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
"Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has defined and refined the cruise experience, and judging by the number of passengers that come back time and again, Fred Olsen Cruise Lines seem to have styled it to perfection."
Fred Olsen Crewing and Consultancy LTD
Yinson Production AS
“Yinson Production AS is committed to the highest standards with respect to Health, Safety and Environmental Protection and their objective is zero accidents throughout the operations.
Its vision is to become a preferred long-term partner for oil companies and/or oil field developers through a commitment to quality, adhering to long-term values and seeking continual improvement to the services it provides."