As the Vema Seamount Authority approves inspections of ships for Mount Vema today and, embarks on a seven days journey to secure the vessels needed for this year, private yachts that will provide support to the fleet have begun searching for seamen to feel top jobs.
Vessels of all sizes are due to set sail to Mount Vema and, of course, they will all need several crews. Some yachts will operate just with a captain and a chef. Others will have crews as large as 50, edging into the cruise ship category.
While all crew members are expected to be trained to be knowledgeable and interchangeable in many roles, there are some post hard to fill and that is of captains, chefs, deck, interior crew, nurses, nannies and helicopter pilots.
W-Contractors, the company in charge of recruitment said there is a shortage of many specialist crew, especially captains, those with the ultimate responsibility on board, first officers, as well as a team of stewards/stewardesses and engineers, application forms are available at w-contractors.com