SAFWAT BG | Crew Manning Agency from Bulgaria

SAFWAT BG is a licensed crew manning agency from Bulgaria which selects, recruits and provides qualified and experienced Bulgarian seafarers to ship owners and vessel managing companies since 2008.

Bulgarian crews selected by SAFWAT BG fully comply with international STCW’95 and MLC 2006 standards and are carefully checked by the Minimum Safe Manning Document for each estimated Vessel. Our seamen can easily fly to different destinations without any specific travel arrangements, as they are European Union citizens.

SAFWAT BG database contains perfectly qualified Bulgarian marine specialists. Our seamen are highly educated, flexible characters with fluent Maritime English language.They are ready to work hard in team and can easily adapt to each Ship owner specific requirements, needs, goals and vessel types.

At SAFWAT BG we understand that the quality of the seafarers (Officers, Ratings and Technicians) is the most important factor which reflects on successful shipping.


SAFWAT BG can provide to Ship-owners full range of manning and crew management services, including but not limited to:
  • Complete regional and international crew management, including crew planning, crew processing, database management, crew accounting (payroll and allotments) and travel arrangements.
  • Partial crew recruitment (for specified, required positions – Officers, Engineers, Technicians)
  • Manning of vessels with minimum crew according to the requirements of the Safe Manning Document
  • Repair squads (Electricians, Fitters, Painters, Blasters, Welders, Turners and etc.) for dry docking periods or whole Contracts of Employment
  • 24 hours / 365 days access (for Ship-owners / managers) from different locations to our server – database, with “sent” seamen documents, forms, applications & etc.
  • Partnership with Maritime Training Centers developed in accordance with STCW’95, MLC 2006 and IMO model courses. Bridge and Engine simulators, maritime English improvement skills courses & etc.
  • Crew Supervision – performance evaluation and efficiency.
  • Emergency crew changes are available, due to easy travel arrangements for Bulgarian seafarers.
  • Each year Cadet/Assistant Officers low cost programs are available for Navigators, Engineers and Electricians graduating from the Technical University and  the Naval Academy of Varna.
SAFWAT BG Can provide to seamen:
  • Full Individual assistance in preparation of personal documents, formalities, etc. All in accordance with STCW’ 95 and International Regulations
  • Motivation, consulting, career planning, career development & employment service
  • Full open position and vacancies details by email
  • Attractive Seniority and Rejoining Bonuses in accordance with sea service/rank/experience
  • Proper attitude with next of kin family members and vessel’s positions (on request 24/7/365)
  • Guaranteed Monthly Salary remittances

If you are interested in working with a licensed Crew Manning Agency from Bulgaria or would like to receive more information about our crewing services, please do not hesitate to contact us.