The successful running of a ship depends on the labor effort, discipline and teamwork of the entire crew, from Master to Apprentice, thus we all look for the perfect Master; the expert, the motivator, the tutor,the one available 48 hours a day, the one with 20 years in rank at the age of 35, the patient one, the flawless one, the sober one and the always “ready when needed one”.
It is important for Shipowners to avoid unnecessary operating costs and one of the few variable components is crewing. The countervailing influence is ship efficiency and many companies put extra officers and crew onboard above the minimum required to facilitate onboard maintenance and port operations. Likewise High Synergy arises in course of seafarers’ cooperation with different complementary skills (for example cooperation of people with organizational and technical skills). Hereby well-skilled and properly selected crew makes shipping more efficient.