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Seafarer recruitment scam

We have been made aware that fraudsters are operating within the industry, posing as NYK recruiting seafarers and asking for passports, documents and money.

NYK have reported this scam to the authorities but we are making Changing Course readers aware and asking you to be vigilant if you are approached by a company asking you for money in order to find a new job.

NYK’s caution notice is as follows:

It has been brought to our attention that a large-scale maritime officer’s recruitment campaign in the name of a NYK Group Europe is being announced to the seafarers all around the world.

We would like to bring to the attention of all concerned that this is a bogus campaign. None of the NYK Group Companies have arranged any such campaign and we, NYK Group Europe Ltd do not recruit seafarers directly and as such we are NOT involved in such bogus recruitment campaign in any way.

Seafarers are recruited regularly by our NYK Ship Management Company (based in Singapore), as and when required, and we do NOT conduct any such large-scale seafarer’s recruitment campaign as we develop, groom and train most of our seafarers from our own in-house Cadet program.

Seafarers who are interested to work on NYKSM managed vessels may contact us directly through the contacts as mentioned on the NYK Ship Management website.

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