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PRESS RELEASE

Stargate Crewing is happy to welcome Seaspan Corporation, a Vancouver, Canada, based owner and operator of container vessels as its newest partner for recruiting Romanian seafaring officers and officer cadets for its fleet.

Seaspan is a global leader in independent containership management and provides many of the world’s major shipping lines with alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry-leading ship management services.

According to a Seaspan announcement on Facebook, the company is increasing its manning commitment in Romania and expanding its cadet programme to include Romanian candidates. Induction for Seaspan’s cadet programme is currently under way.

Commenting on the occasion, Stargate Crewing general manager Ionut Rusu emphasized that Seaspan is a definite feather’s in Romania’s cap because the partnership with Stargate would bring considerable opportunities for Romania’s seafaring pool to excel on international waters.

It will also help build a dedicated corps of Romanian navigators, engineers and electro-technical officers in Seaspan, and bring much-needed cadet openings for hundreds of Romanian marine college graduates who benefit from some of the best maritime education in Europe today, Rusu added.

 

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ABOUT SEASPAN

As the largest independent charter owner and manager of containerships, we are truly a global operation. We employ more than 4500 people at our offices in Hong Kong, Canada, and India, and on board our fleet of 112 vessels. Our fleet is comprised of 112 vessels of varying capacity. With a staff of over 4500 employees, we oversee and manage every aspect of the process from ship to shore. A conservative, strategic approach allows for measured and consistent growth, while a strong set of values govern the integrity of our everyday decisions. Seaspan is listed on the New York Stock exchange.

ABOUT STARGATE

Stargate Crewing, established in 2004 in Constanta, Romania, is an ISO certified and MLC-compliant company that draws its seafarers from some of the best trained professionals in the industry today. Responsible for thousands of professional crew placements every year, Stargate Crewing has developed the ability to cater to the specific needs of each of its clients. The company’s selection and recruitment services are based on best practices in the Human Resources industry, and all recruits are carefully vetted before being signed on for a voyage so that our clients get the best possible candidate for their vessels. Stargate embraces diversity and is committed to a multi-ethnic multicultural work environment in the maritime industry.