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Crew Manning Services

Maritime Service

Crew Manning Services in Sri Lanka


Ceyline Maritime, one of the best crewing and manning agencies based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, specializes in providing qualified officers and crew for ship-owners and ship management companies worldwide. Ceyline Maritime’s crew manning services include from the selection/ engagement of a single seafarer up to a full crew complement for a client’s vessel. As a result, we have a pool of over 6.000 well-trained seafarers, fully ready to join in relevant short notices. Being a member of the most diversified shipping group in Sri Lanka, Ceyline Group, leading position in the crew manning industry, excellent reputation & high retention rates indicate the ability to attract and retain qualified, well trained, medically fit, and committed seafarers for our Principals.

We maintain the highest standards of recruitment and separation of the seafarers. We understand that the recruitment of well-qualified seafarers is of vital importance to efficient and safe navigation. We recognize the importance of customer satisfaction and are committed to supplying high-quality crew manning services that consistently meet and exceed customer expectations. We have been carrying out our services professionally and efficiently and providing qualified and competent Sri Lankan crews for all types of vessels.

Our long experience in the crew manning industry guarantees the highest quality services. We recruit deck officers, engineers, deck and engine ratings, and catering crew to Offshore Vessels (DP, AHTS, PSV, DSV), Tankers (Oil, Chemical, Gas), Container Ships, Ro-Ro, Car Carriers, Bulk, and General Cargo. The crew selection is conducted carefully, following the owners’ requirements and our strict criteria of selection.

Our crew staffing services include:

  • Recruitment of seafarers following the MLC 2006
  • Verification of all documents according to the requirements of STCW’95
  • Coordination of manning offices and crewing needs for the vessel
  • Assistance in obtaining of any kind of Visas and Flag State documents for crew
  • Proactive communication with the client
  • Training of crew
  • Accounting
  • Cost control
  • Follow up of Protection and Indemnity Insurance
  • Payroll service
  • Ensuring compliance according to industry standards (medical, visa, certificates)
  • Travel coordination
  • All data and documents are filed electronically for compliance check of seafarer’s competence

Crew Manning Services in Sri Lanka

We always maintain a strong focus on business excellence, quality control, and strict vetting procedures. All our seamen have Diplomas & Certificates, which are officially acknowledged, according to international requirements/IMO white list and safety standards (ISM, STCW 95, GMDSS, etc.). All officers and ratings are very much competent in English. They speak and write English fluently, with relevant certification from a reputed Marine University / Navigational School. All crew-members / ratings understand English and have all received education in the English language. Furthermore, we arrange refresher courses in maritime English before departure.

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We Cover All Commercial Ports in Sri Lanka

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Colombo (Head Office)

No 01, Alfred House Avenue,
Colombo 00300.


07th Floor, Hambantota Maritime Center, Mirijjawila, Hambantota.


No 348, Ceyline Maritime Services PVT Ltd, Galle Road, Megalle.


No.01, Thulasipura,

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Mr.Sanka Silva

+94 76 973 0522

Ms. Enoka

+94 777 420 206

Maritime Services FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the ports under Sri Lanka Ports Authority?

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is the state-owned operator of major commercial ports in Sri Lanka. Founded in 1979, SLPA currently operates ports in Colombo, Galle, Hambantota, Kankesanthurai, Oluvil, Point Pedro, and Trincomalee.

Is Sri Lanka now Open for foreign national crew changes?

Yes. Sri Lanka is now open for a foreign national crew change with the assistance and preview of the Sri Lankan government and PPP. (Private Public Partnership) Vessels arriving in Sri Lanka after cargo discharged/load or bunkering at any seaport in India are allowed for a crew change.

However, if any vessel entering after embarking Seafarers in India, then crew disembarkation in Sri Lanka will not be permitted.

All seafarers can arrive or depart only via charter flights, and foreign crew embarkation & disembarkation via commercial flights are still NOT permitted in Sri Lanka.

All seafarers must carry out PCR tests at the respective Isolation Centers (ICs) on arrival and be permitted to leave to join ship or flight only after receiving a negative PCR report.

No Shore Passes will be issued.

Are there any restrictions on the crew who embarked from COVID -19 high-risk countries or specific nationalities?

Unfortunately, commercial flights are yet to commence from Sri Lanka. Special Charter flights are operating from Manila / Doha to and from Sri Lanka, allowing the seafarer movement.

Are commercial flights available to / from Sri Lanka?

Unfortunately commercial flights are yet to be operated from , to Sri Lanka. Special Charter flights are operating from, to Manila / Doha to, from Sri Lanka allowing the seafarer movement.

Can Provisions supply be arranged in Sri Lanka at any port?

Yes. All ports and OPL in Colombo, Trincomalee, Hambantota, and Galle Port

What are the Ports where CMS Operates?

All major ports in Sri Lanka. Colombo, Galle, Trincomalee and Hambantota.