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Nortrans Marine Services

Nortrans Marine Services

The marine division of OCS is internationally known as Nortrans. With the experience and expertise gained over the years, we provide a wide range of services that include Total Crew Management, Technical Support Management, Ship Management, Insurance and Shipbuilding Facilitation & Supervision.

All our services ensure the highest levels of adherence to clients’ needs and SLAs.

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Our History

OCS Services Ltd - a Joint Venture between BW Offshore and Planet Energy.

Nortrans Group was founded in Singapore in 1982 as a subsidiary of Seatrans (Bergen) Norway, a ship owning and operating company.

In 1985 diversified into offshore floating production and mooring systems by Owning, Designing & Operating FSO, FPSO, Turret & Mooring Systems.

In 1987 Nortrans established its office in Mumbai, primarily as a manning office and to support operations of vessels in and around the Indian subcontinent.

OCS Ltd was founded in the year 1984 owned and represented by the founder of India’s largest Hospitality group RKHS providing hospitality and manning services to onshore and offshore Oil & Gas installations for over 3 decades.

OCS Services Ltd was formed in 2000 as a joint venture between Nortrans Offshore and OCS Ltd. The prime objective to provide Manning and Support services to the Maritime and Oil & Gas industry.

Prosafe acquired Nortrans Offshore including its shares in OCS Services in 2001.

BW Offshore acquired Prosafe Production including its shares in OCS Services in 2010.

Our Services

Total Integrated Crew Management

We are committed towards delivering high-quality crew in sync with our client’s need to maintain operations, assets and reputation. We constantly enhance and update our training programs to encompass all disciplines in the marine industry.

Types of vessels currently manned:

VLCC – Aframax Tanker – Panamax Bulk Carrier – FPSO – FDPSO – FSO – DPFPSO

Scope of Recruitment & Selection

  • Muster crew for selection
  • Preliminary screening of candidates
  • Interview and trade test wherever required
  • Pre-screened candidates are interviewed by Manager Fleet Personnel
  • Reference and background checks
  • Authentication of certificate of competency
  • Applications of selected candidates are passed on to the client for final interview and selection
  • Selected candidates undergo psychometric tests and then strict comprehensive medical check-ups
  • Medically fit candidates proceed for completion of all flag state documentation
  • Any additional training is imparted
  • Travel documentation is completed
  • Prepare employment contract as per terms and conditions agreed
  • Issue security identity card as per ISPS requirement
  • Supply of PPE if any required as per clients instructions
  • Assist family in joining formalities, travel documentation, etc. where allowed
  • Off signers travel confirmations and transit arrangements

Pre-departure Briefings

We conduct briefing to our crew prior to their departure about the client profile, systems and procedures and any new developments, changes, standard employment conditions, code of discipline, training and safety, occupational hazards, home allotments and settlement of wages as contained in the personnel guidelines.

Crew Support

  • Provide information on privileges, benefits, etc.
  • Send update to the crew regarding relevant changes in company policies, procedures, etc.
  • Ensure timely delivery of letters, parcels to the crew and the family
  • Urgent messages are sent to the crew and family promptly
  • Listen to the problems of crew, family members and counsel them
  • Provide reading and entertainment materials to the crew on-board

Payroll Management

  • Manage home allotments as per advice from the master for each crew promptly
  • Upon sign off prepare final wage slips after necessary deductions
  • Manage payment of final wages
  • Manage payment of seamen provident fund and other statutory contributions promptly
  • Settlement of any sick wages, claims, etc.

Medical Assistance

  • Take charge of any crew that is injured or sick from the time they land in the country of residence
  • Inform company doctor about the patient with details obtained from the vessel
  • Admit the patient to an approved hospital if required
  • Closely follow up the progress of treatment and recovery
  • Keep next of kin informed about the progress
  • Assist crew in every manner for a speedy recovery post hospitalization
  • Ensure crew is fully recovered before employed back by carrying out pre-employment medical check-ups
  • File any insurance claims


  • Forward all medical claims to the client along with necessary supporting documents
  • Follow up on claims filed
  • Manage settlement of sick wages/ compensation, etc. as per claims sanctioned


We have established wide networking through our associates:

  • New Delhi
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Philippines
  • Indonesia
  • Bangladesh
  • Sri Lanka
Our Credentials

Accreditation & Registrations

  • Accredited crew recruitment and placement agency as per Director General of Shipping (DGS) India, registration no. RPSL – MUM – 038
  • Crew manning office certification by Det Norske Veritas
  • Crew manning office part I & II (MLC 2006 compliant) by DNV
  • Member of Foreign Owners Ship Managers Association (FOSMA)

RPSL Certificate


CMO Part I


CMO Part II (MLC 2006)

Interim Document of Compliance

Our Services

Technical Support Management

We are actively involved in providing technical support management to assist the technical management team of our clients. We have technical superintendents with vast experience to carry out functions like:

  • Assist in day-to-day maintenance of the vessels
  • Attend to surveys/ inspections
  • Arrange for repairs, renewals replacements, etc.
  • Arrange for stores, spares, equipment, etc
Our Services

Shipbuilding Facilitation & Supervision

Our team provides assistance in selecting:

  • Designers
  • Shipyards
  • Finalization of contract
  • Construction supervision

Ranks / Positions Recruited for Various Types of Units:

Oil Tankers / Dry Cargo

  • Master
  • Chief officer
  • Third officer
  • Trainee navigating officer
  • Pump-man
  • Bosun
  • Able seaman
  • Chief steward
  • Second cook
  • Messman
  • Chief engineer
  • Second engineer
  • Third engineer
  • Fourth engineer
  • Electrical officer
  • Electro tech officer
  • Junior engineer
  • Trainee marine engineer;
  • Fitter
  • Motorman
  • Wiper

FPSO / FPDSO / FSO / Marine Crew

  • MOIM/Master
  • Marine and safety superintendent
  • Marine supervisor
  • Cargo supervisor
  • Cargo operator
  • Sr. Maintenance technician
  • Maintenance technician
  • Utility operator
  • Radio operator
  • Deck foreman
  • Crane operator
  • Mechanic
  • Pumpman
  • Bosun
  • Able seaman
  • Motorman

Production Crew

  • Production superintendent
  • Production supervisor
  • Night shift supervisor
  • Control room operator
  • Process operator
  • Instrument technician
  • Electrical technician
  • E&I supervisor
  • Compressor technician
  • Rotating equipment specialist
  • Material coordinator
  • Medic
  • Laboratory technician
  • Mechanic

Current Vacancies

Valles Steamship (Canada) Ltd


Second Officer
Third Officer

Thome Ship Management, Singapore


  • Master
  • Chief Officer
  • Electrical Officer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Second Engineer


  • Master
  • Chief Officer
  • Chief Engineer
  • Second Engineer

Other Foreign Principals


  • Master
  • Chief Engineer
  • Second Engineer
  • Electrical Officer


  • Third Engineer (With Indian Steam COC)
Nortrans Marine Services

Clients We Serve

  • BW Offshore Singapore Pte. Ltd.
  • EMAS Offshore Services Pte. Ltd
  • Norstar Ship Management Pte. Ltd.
  • N-SOS
  • Rubicon Offshore International
  • Seatrans
  • Thome Ship Management Pte. Ltd.
  • Thome Offshore Pte. Ltd.
  • Valles Steamship (Canada Ltd.)
  • Yinson Production