Seafarer recruitment is based on competence, and senior officers shall always have an appropriate experience and training relevant for our vessels. All officers employed onboard our tankers shall meet the requirements of Oil Companies International Marine Forum’s (OCIMF) vessel inspection questionnaire crew matrix and specific requirements of applicable clients. Through screening, selection process, continuous training and welfare provisions, Goodwood has built up a pool of qualified, well trained and experienced seafarers to ensure safe and reliable operations. Goodwood has invested and built up its own training center offering training through its in-house full mission bridge simulator, engine simulator, Electric Chart Display & Information System (ECDIS) and other relevant training support equipment.

DHT strives to be an attractive employer for seafares by offering a safe working environment with high operating standards in combination with continuous training and career development. The results of our efforts are, amongst others, demonstrated by Goodwood’s high retention ratio for its officers, which is considered high in our industry.

DHT is a signatory to the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change in a worldwide call to action to end the unprecedented crew change crisis caused by COVID-19. The Neptune Declaration is developed by a taskforce of stakeholders from across the maritime value chain, with a commitment to work together to resolve the crew change crisis. It defines four main ambitions to facilitate crew changes and keep global supply chains functioning:

  • Recognize seafarers as key workers and give them priority access to COVID-19 vaccines
  • Establish and implement gold standard health protocols based on existing best practice
  • Increase collaboration between ship operators and charterers to facilitate crew changes
  • Ensure air connectivity between key maritime hubs for seafarers

Operating Statistics

Our high operating standards and results are demonstrated by the below. For the calendar year 2019 we reported the following (benchmarked with Intertanko):

Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF)20192020
Goodwood 0.090.08
V.Ships France0.240.24
*Intertanko for 2019
Total Recordable Case Frequency (TRCF)20192020
V.Ships France0.710.71

Gender diversification

Gender diversification as per 01.01.2021FemaleMale
Onshore Organization33%67%
Executive Officers33%67%
Board of Directors20%80%

Employee turnover

Retention Rate is calculated by using Intertanko’s retention rate formula.

Seafarers Retention Rate20192020
All Officers
V.Ships France88%84%
V.Ships France94%81%
Onshore Retention Rate20192020
Executive Officers100%100%
Total Onshore95%100%