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We seek individuals with a genuine passion for maritime vessels!

At RIGEL, we uphold exceptional standards for both our clients and seafarers, providing diverse opportunities with ship owners globally, whether for short- or long-term assignments.

Our team members are the cornerstone of our company, and we take immense pride in fostering strong and supportive connections with both our seafarers and onshore staff.

If you're someone who perceives opportunities within challenges and desires to propel your career to new heights, we'd love to meet you. We firmly believe that with responsibility comes accountability, and therefore, we continuously endeavor to unleash the full potential of each team member.


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Many vessel crewing vacancies are never advertised publicly; they are notified to crewing agencies. To benefit from being considered for a position, register with us and we will review your qualifications and experience against any unadvertised shipping vacancies. We are exclusive manning agents and crew managers for most of our clients.

We help hundreds of new recruits find good onboard positions every year. In fact, our cadet training program is one of the best in the region. You are advised to send in your application and arrange an interview with one of our partners. We can help you in building your maritime career to the best of our knowledge and ability.

Definitely. We encourage and develop talented maritime professionals for different avenues within the shipping industry, using their previous experience to their benefit. This advances a candidate’s personal and professional development. For instance, it is possible to cross over from technical to commercial jobs and you can let us know if you are keen to do so.

Yes, certainly. This is the case for many talented professionals and we are happy to be of help by having a confidential discussion with you about what you are looking for. When an opportunity arises, we will consider you immediately before looking further.

As a matter of practice, we value your privacy. When you register with us, we send out your personal and professional details only when you wish us to do so. Integrity is one of our core values and we treat your details with utmost confidence within the constraints of our recruitment process.

Congratulations! AB Crewing consistently encourages maritime personnel to enhance their prospects and we are happy to hear from candidates who have found something they enjoy, even if it is not through our agency. Email us at jobs@rigelmarine.com with details of whether you would like us to suspend you from our register temporarily.

No. We are a free service for seafarers. It does not cost anything for candidates to register their credentials with RIGEL for possible employment or for employment with one of our client ship owners or managers.

Send in an application letter and CV by email to jobs@rigelmarine.com. Alternatively, visit our JOIN US page on this website and follow the instructions for submitting your application.

No, we are a specialist recruitment agency for jobs in the shipping industry. However, we do recruit personnel from various technical and commercial fields within shipping, including crewing, conversions, repair, shipbuilding, technical supervision and superintendence.

We are always keen to hear about ideas on how we can improve our service. Please send your suggestion to us at jobs@rigelmarine.com. We promise to make the necessary changes when time and opportunity makes it possible.

Payroll management services is a part of the duties of our manning and accounts team. Timely remuneration of competitive wages is a characteristic that is always in demand by prospective crew members and we at Rigel are committed to pay all crew wages as per International Market standard as per MLC compliance well within time.

Rigel has its inhouse travel management company. From the moment a seafarer leaves his house to his boarding the vessel and vice versa, the travel agency is keeping track and assisting with seafarers stay and meals across the globe.

Depending on the duration of the manning contract, RIGEL is providing the crew with working gear such as Helmets, hard hats, boiler suits, safety shoes, work vest, gloves, goggles, Winter clothing and more and replenishing the gears as per need to ensure that the crew has sufficient PPE at all times while onboard.

Rigel has qualified and experienced Master Mariners and chief engineers in office to regularly update the skills of their seafarers. They provide generic as well as vessel-specific training before the crew boards the vessel. The crew is well-appraised of the vessel requirements and maintain the standards established by the owner and the manager. Audit is conducted by DPA onboard to identify any training needs. Appraisal reports of officers and crew is obtained from Master and Chief engineer to know training needs. Appraisal report of Master and Chief engineer is obtained from technical superintendent. All identified training areas are addressed during Management meeting and onboard and shore trainings are conducted.