Foreign Maritime Apprenticeship

The Spliethoff Group, consisting of Spliethoff, BigLift Shipping, Transfennica, Sevenstar Yacht Transport, Wijnne & Barends and Bore, is one of the largest shipping companies in the Netherlands.Since its founding in 1921, Spliethoff has built up an excellent reputation within the shipping industry as a reliable and innovative partner with an enormous knowledge and experience. Our head office is in Amsterdam.

Foreign Maritime Apprenticeship

Spliethoff Amsterdam is a Dutch company. By law the vessels need to be manned by Dutch officers as much as possible. However, due to the recent fast growth of the Dutch fleet there is a shortage of Dutch officers and an increasing demand for officers of different nationality.

Your certificates that are, or will be, (up to finishing your education) issued by your government should be in full compliance with the STCW-95 Convention. The country where your certificates will be issued should be on the so-called IMO White List (

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For more information pease contact the Crew Departement:

• E:
• T: +31 20 448 8539
• F: +31 20 448 8502