The crew members are our front line staff and must meet exacting international maritime requirements to operate our tugs.
SMS needs to guarantee that vessels arrive and leave port as safely as possible and we need people with specific skills to achieve this.
While many of our crew members are experienced seamen who have worked with SMS since its inception, our expanding business means that we regularly recruit new qualified staff as well as training younger newcomers to the industry.
Our internal training programme takes up to a year to complete and prepares crew for hostile conditions offshore and for safe responses to emergency situations, and includes firefighting and working in confined spaces.
All new and existing crew members are trained and assessed regularly.