Aiding Seafarers on their Assignment at Sea

25 Jan 2018
by Marlow Russia

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 Russia.


About Marlow Navigation

Marlow Navigation provides comprehensive third party crew & ship management services, able to support a vessel from its first plans on a drawing board, until final days at sea. This is backed by a global network of offices, manning/recruiting agencies & new generation training centres.

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

Scope of services has over the past three decades broadened to now include fully-fledged maritime management activities, including crew management, full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, finance & administration, crew recruitment, training and safety, and offshore crewing. These services are provided out of management offices located in Limassol (Cyprus), Hamburg (Germany), Rhoon/Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Mumbai (India) & Hong Kong. Together with a state-of-the-art maritime academy in the Philippines, international naval training centres in Ukraine, Russia & Germany, as well as a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies.

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

Marlow Building
13 Alexandrias Street
3013, Limassol, Cyprus

P.O. Box 54077
CY-3720, Limassol

Telephone: +357 25882588
Facsimile: +357 25882599
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