Viking Crew partners with CrewPass

Viking Crew has announced a partnership with newly launched CrewPass, a service provider carefully designed to improve the safety and security within the maritime industry through enhanced background and certification checks.

The recently launched start-up has selected First Advantage as its provider of background screening and identity checks. First Advantage’s leading technology platform will fulfil global vetting checks. CrewPass has already signed agreements with some leading crew agencies, such as Viking Crew and Bespoke Crew, who support this accreditation as an industry standard.

CrewPass services include background checks, criminal record checks, ID verification checks, and soon-to-be launched automated Certificate of Competence checks through the MCA. A simple sign-up process by the individual crew member allows CrewPass to verify their identity and to conduct enhanced global criminal background checks, helping vessels, crew agencies and management companies ensure that only fully vetted individuals are allowed on board.

The CrewPass software application hosts a variety of impressive, enhanced features that include a digitalised watch rota and encrypted inter-crew vessel chats. Additionally, a real-time crew list displays persons on/off board using intelligent beacons. As well as this, tapping in and out of the vessel automatically updates the status and collates working hours.

After signing up with CrewPass, the user receives an identification badge, which serves as a digital passport confirming that crew members are fully vetted by the company. This will be an advantage to crew members applying for jobs, earning confidence and trust of employers by proving they have a clean and verifiable record with the CrewPass Accreditation.

Once on board, the app and website allow vessels to improve its daily operations, ensuring the safety and security of everyone on board, by enabling them to check, communicate, and monitor the daily operations of crew members.

Paul Rutterford, operations director at Viking Crew, said, “CrewPass will integrate seamlessly with our in-house crewing software, allowing us to be able to provide background and verification checks in a cost effective and efficient way. This will enable us to raise the standard in crew getting their personal credentials checked.”

Individuals can sign up to CrewPass and receive the first month of subscription free of charge by using the special Viking Crew promotional code ‘Viking1’.

For more information, visit Viking Crew and CrewPass.

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