Aiding Seafarers on their Assignment at Sea

25 Jan 2018
by Marlow Poland

Marlow Navigation has recently released the fourth version of the Pre Departure Briefing (PDB V4) for seafarers.


Our company has been creating its own PDB to ensure that all appropriate topics are covered prior to seafarer’s deployment.

Revised annually, this is a unique resource that aims to familiarise crew with company ideas, procedures and requirements, including updates to maritime rules, policies, and regulations.

Meanwhile, content is carefully chosen per rank and put together as concisely as possible, so that all are able to use it as an efficient and easy learning tool for their daily work. This year’s PDB also includes additional lively presentations, using multimedia to deliver content in a more interesting and exciting way, as well as a presentation on seafarers’ wellbeing.

Finally, thanks to the valuable feedback provided by crew since the last edition, this PDB has been further enhanced, such as with the standardisation of the various case studies reflecting on common mistakes and incidents.

We certainly welcome ongoing feedback so as to ensure the PDB continues to progress and be an effective and useful tool. Feel free to share any constructive comments, ideas and suggestions on how to make it a better learning experience at pdb 'at'

For further guidance and support with the PDB, please contact our local manning agency here in Poland.



Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned and trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning more than 10 countries, with 1,000 shore-based staff, 14,000 crew on board managed vessels and approximately 24,000 active seafarers in the employment pool, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability and client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services have over the past four decades broadened to fully-fledged maritime activities, including crew management, full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, finance and administration, crew recruitment, training and safety, and offshore services.

These are provided out of management offices in Limassol, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Mumbai and Hong Kong, together a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies, a state-of-the-art maritime academy in the Philippines, and international naval training centres in Ukraine, Russia and Germany.

Marlow Navigation (Corporate Head Office)
Worldwide crew & ship management

Marlow Building
13 Alexandrias Street
3013, Limassol, Cyprus

Telephone: +357 25882588
Facsimile: +357 25882599
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