News – April 11, 2022
Our new office in Manila, Uniteam Marine (Manila) Inc. was established in November 2021 with qualified and competent personnel who man and handle 58 vessels.
What were the first steps in setting up the office?
- Establishment of procedures, policies and securing statutory and regulatory requirements
- Hiring of qualified and competent staff
- Establishment of seafarers pool
Major steps in initiating a manning office:
- Securing POEA licence and business permit as well as ISO accreditation
How are the reactions from seafarers from the Philippines that Uniteam Marine has now opened?
Seafarers are very happy and welcomed Uniteam Marine with sincerity.
How many seafarers from the Philippines are currently onboard ships under Uniteam Marine management?
To date, 250 seafarers are onboard the vessels under Uniteam Marine management.
Is your focus in recruitment on officers, engineers or ratings?
The recruitment focus is on junior officers, petty officers and ratings.
In addition to professional skills, what soft skills are needed to be a good team member onboard?
Crew members must be loyal and devout, adaptable and flexible to situations, speak English well, be knowledgeable of the job, and be skillful, industrious and hardworking as well as trustworthy and respectful.
Do you have recommendations on what to include in an application?
Crew vaccination update.
What do you want to achieve with the Uniteam Marine Manila office in the next five years?
Career growth, more deployment and being considered as one of the top performing local manning agencies in Manila.
We introduce the team of Uniteam Marine Manila:
SARAH JANE V. MONTEREY
Junior Fleet Manager
Ms Monterey is an experienced fleet manager in the maritime industry, and her main duties and responsibilities are to propose qualified and competent crew candidates, answering and monitoring principal email communication, as well as responding to their needs. Ms Monterey is also responsible for monitoring crew issues and conveying these to the principal for the enhancement of provided services.
Ms Monterey is a graduate of a Bachelor of Science major in Computer Science from De La Salle University and her main hobby is reading books.
RHELY D. VERGARA
Ms Vergara likewise has extensive experience in the maritime industry and she is overall in charge of the Accounting Department. Her main duties and responsibilities are to gather all crew expenses per vessel, handle all payables and receivables and transfer staff wages to their bank accounts. Ms Vergara also ensures that government contributions and other regulatory requirements are being adhered to and monitored effectively.
Ms Vergara completed two baccalaureate courses in Accountancy and Computer Science. Her hobbies are playing badminton, cooking and singing.
JESSIE ALBERT O. PIMENTEL
Mr Pimentel is a highly experienced liaison officer and his main duties are to ensure on-time accreditation of the principal and its vessel to POEA. He is also responsible for crew changes under- taken in Manila, onboard processing and other crew document requirements such as assisting crew in securing the seaman’s book, COP, etc.
Mr Pimentel is a graduate of a Hotel, Restaurant and Management Course. His hobbies are playing volleyball, badminton, hiking and exploring wonderful places.
MERTONIE B. APUYAN
Mr Apuyan is responsible for facilitating the training of crew members as per the principal’s requirements. He checks and verifies the training deficiencies, and handles crew endorsement of training requirements. He ensures that all required trainings are complied with. Mr Apuyan holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He has been working in the maritime industry for eight years and his hobbies are cooking as well as watching movies and TV series.
CHEYENNE CALVIN T. CUNANAN
Mr Cunanan is responsible for the preparation of seafarers’ employment contracts, checking the crew e-registration and the correctness of printed POEA contracts. He is also responsible for endorsing and monitoring crew PEME and ensuring complete crew documentation prior to departure.
Mr Cunanan has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Banking and Finance. He has been in the maritime industry for eight years. His hobbies are listening to music and travelling.
RAVEN DIANNE ARCILLA
Ms Arcilla’s main duties are the preparation of seafarers’ employment contracts, checking the crew e-registration and the correctness of printed POEA contracts. She is also responsible for endorsing and monitoring crew PEME and ensuring complete crew documentation prior to departure.
Ms Arcilla has a Bachelor of Science in Information and Communication Technology with three years’ experience in the maritime industry. Her hobbies are dancing and singing.
CARLINO L. MURING
Mr Muring is responsible for the encoding, scanning and uploading of documents of crew members. He is responsible for checking the CV forms to be uploaded in the system and prior submission to the concerned fleet. He ensures that all details and information of the crew is verified and encoded.
Mr Muring is a Computer Programming graduate. He has been in the maritime industry for almost three years. His hobby is portrait drawing.
Sarah Jane V. Monterey, Junior Fleet Manager