About Us

Our Mission

EMA Marine is a manning agency specializing in the recruitment of Ethiopian seafarers. Since 2011, we have worked with our affiliate local Ethiopian training partner to develop and source talented Ethiopian crew.

Our manning offices in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Hamburg, Germany, and Piraeus, Greece provide shipmanagers with personalized manning support services. Our mission is to connect the world’s leading shipmanagers with our exceptional seafarer pool.


EMA Marine offers comprehensive manning services in all aspects. Our team has years of experience in the office and even onboard.

  • Screening and preselecting of candidates
  • Briefing and debriefing
  • Arranging pre-joining medical exams and vaccinations
  • Obtaining visas and scheduling travel arrangements
  • Administration of drug and alcohol tests
  • Ensuring validity of all required documents and certificates
  • Arranging advanced trainings and STCW courses  
  • Additional trainings can be arranged for seafarers allocated to specialized fleets (e.g. passenger vessels, oil tankers, gas tankers, chemical tankers)

Why Ethiopia

Ethiopia has proven to be an excellent source of high qualified Engineers. The country offers a variety of unique advantages for maritime personnel:

  • Federal Government Initiative to develop and support the maritime industry and related professions
  • Significant Federal Government investment in national education, particularly technical degrees
  • National population of over 100 million inhabitants, and an educated youth population
  • English is the official working language
  • Addis Ababa airport is a regional hub with extensive flight connections

International Recognition

The European Union (EMSA) has recognized Ethiopia in terms of training and certification in July 2017 after a comprehensive audit procedure. Furthermore, most international flag states have signed agreements of bilateral recognition with Ethiopia:

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Netherlands
  • Panama
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Singapore
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • St.Kitts & Nevis

Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

Information in accordance with section 5 TMG
EMA Marine
Neuer Wall 10
20354 Hamburg

Telefon: + 49 40 36 09 359 0
Telefax: +49 40 36 09 359 25
E-Mail: info@emacrew.com

Register entry:
Entry in Handelsregister
Register Number: HRB 119659
Register Court: Amtsgericht Hamburg

VAT number:
VAT indentification number in accorance with section 27 a of the German VAT act:
DE 278 805 167


Accountability for content
The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the contents' accuracy, completeness or topicality. According to statutory provisions, we are furthermore responsible for our own content on these web pages. In this context, please note that we are accordingly not obliged to monitor merely the transmitted or saved information of third parties, or investigate circumstances pointing to illegal activity. Our obligations to remove or block the use of information under generally applicable laws remain unaffected by this as per §§ 8 to 10 of the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Accountability for links
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Our web pages and their contents are subject to German copyright law. Unless expressly permitted by law (§ 44a et seq. of the copyright law), every form of utilizing, reproducing or processing works subject to copyright protection on our web pages requires the prior consent of the respective owner of the rights. Individual reproductions of a work are allowed only for private use, so must not serve either directly or indirectly for earnings. Unauthorized utilization of copyrighted works is punishable (§ 106 of the copyright law).

Legal Notice
Your personal data (e.g. title, name, house address, e-mail address, phone number, bank details, credit card number) are processed by us only in accordance with the provisions of German data privacy laws. The following provisions describe the type, scope and purpose of collecting, processing and utilizing personal data. This data privacy policy applies only to our web pages. If links on our pages route you to other pages, please inquire there about how your data are handled in such cases.

Inventory data
1. Your personal data, insofar as these are necessary for this contractual relationship (inventory data) in terms of its establishment, organization of content and modifications, are used exclusively for fulfilling the contract. For goods to be delivered, for instance, your name and address must be relayed to the supplier of the goods.
2. Without your explicit consent or a legal basis, your personal data are not passed on to third parties outside the scope of fulfilling this contract. After completion of the contract, your data are blocked against further use. After expiry of deadlines as per tax-related and commercial regulations, these data are deleted unless you have expressly consented to their further use.

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According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to free-of-charge information about your stored data, and possibly entitlement to correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Inquiries can be directed to the email address info@emacrew.com.