Specialised Labour

EMCS International Limited (EMCS) core business is the supply of skilled labour for ship repair and conversion (either within the shipyard or afloat repairs for vessel managers/owners).  The majority of our workforce is East European (Romanian, Ukrainian and Polish) in addition to specialist teams (Painters/Fitters) of Indonesian nationality for Ballast Tank/Deck Cosmetic Upgrading works in service.  Other nationalities can be provided subject to client’s requirements.Specialised-Labour-Page-Photo-300x225

EMCS can provide all trades related to marine repairs (i.e. Coded Welders, Platers, Pipefitters, Engine Fitters, Electricians, Cleaner/Painters, Riggers, Scaffolders, etc.) as well as Class Approved Ultrasonic Thickness Testers and teams to carry out rope access painting of ballast tanks.

English speaking foremen/supervisors will always be provided plus workers carry Seaman’s Books and US Visas as per vessel/owners requirements.  We have many years’ experience of mobilizing our skilled workers worldwide and can have workers on site/on board quickly, efficiently and with the minimum of issues.  We can reduce cost by offering Seaman’s Rate Air Fares and we have extensive knowledge of the various worldwide visa/entry requirements.



EMCS is a reliable company that has contributed in the successful completion of various challenging projects from Ships’ revitalisation at drydocks to maintenance, preparation of newly built vessels to enter service and lately with our extensive ‘Return to Service’ program of the post pandemic era. We have availed mostly of manpower for general cleaning and heavy duty work, in many cases taking over complete tasks.

Great aspects include:

• flexibility and responsiveness including last minute calls (sometimes literally)

• transparency in communications and responsiveness to issues, never there to blame and support in resolving problems as they arise.

·  EMCS have always been accommodating never affecting the end result and quality of the services.

·  EMCS’s manpower understand the shipboard environment, our policies and approach to work in public areas with attention to the guest experience.”

Major Cruise Vessel Operator

I have worked with EMCS for almost twenty years where they have assisted our fleet with the provision of specialised labour/riding teams for all manner of repair and maintenance works. We have used EMCS for the supply of Tank Cleaners, Steel works, Mechanical fitting and, most recently, the supply of electricians to undertake major lighting system upgrades.

During this time I have found the quality of the workforce and the services provided to be of the highest level. They are always contactable and happy to help. The flexibility of EMCS has enabled the mobilisation of their workforce to be undertaken through-out the world without issue.

I would certainly recommend EMCS to any vessel manager/owner to improve the quality of their fleet.”

Commercial Vessel Manager/Owner

EMCS MLC Compliance

MLC2006 approved

EMCS are very pleased to announce that we have met the Isle of Man Flag’s requirements as a “Recruitment and Placement Organisation” for Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Title 1 Standard A 1.4.5. and therefore can provide our skilled labour for afloat repairs and maintenance in line with the requirements of MLC 2006.

EMCS MLC2006 Certificate of Compliance