Crew Recruitment and Management

We specialise in recruiting highly competent personnel for the maritime industry through our effective requirement processing and ISO certified procedures, facilitated by our experienced and qualified professionals.

Here at Manaco Marine, we understand that all clients and principals have a range of needs, therefore we use our well-defined and stringent selection procedures with extensive interviews and testing techniques to ensure we find the right requirements suitable for our principles.

Manaco Marine also has an interest in individuals and offers them a personalized service assisting them to realize their current and future aspirations in creating a successful career in the Maritime Industry. For more information please feel free to contact us on

Port Agency

Manaco Marine acts as agents for all types of vessels at all Sri Lankan Ports (Colombo, Galle, Hambantota, Trincomalee), providing the below services.

  • Owners’ Representation and Agency Functions
  • Post Covid Facilitation of crew changes at anchorages and OPL areas, under strict Covid19 prevention health protocols
  • Clearing & forwarding of spares including delivery of spare parts on board and off landing spares from vessel to shore
  • Supply of provisions and bonded stores
  • Cash To Master Deliveries
  • Supply of Freshwater
  • Marine surveys for P&I club requirements
  • Total coordination of dry docking facilities and vessel layup services
  • Ship repairs
  • Facilitation of Maritime Security Team transfers
  • Supply of bunkers, lube oil, etc

Understanding the nature of the Shipping Industry and Owner’s concerns are part of the culture at Manaco Marine. We deliver timely and cost effective services to Ship Owner’s and Managers ensuring the highest level of customer service.For more information please feel free to contact us on

Crew Changes Under Covid Prevention Protocols

Sri Lanka has been one of the few countries who remained open for crew changes even during the Covid19 pandemic. Owing to the stringent health protocols set by the Government, Sri Lanka has successfully acted as a crew change hub for many nationalities of crew who have safely embarked and disembarked vessels.

Being an MLC certified Company, we understand the urgency of relieving seafarers and providing new job opportunities to those seafarers at shore. We have pledged our commitment to this cause and have worked with respective authorities to ensure the swift facilitation of crew changes at OPL Galle, which is a convenient stop for vessels passing the Indian Ocean.

As signatories of the Neptune Declaration calling for a solution to the crew change crisis caused by the Covid19 pandemic, we remain available to all vessels passing the Indian Ocean and looking for a reliable and professional Husbandry Agent to facilitate their crew changes.

Seafarer Charter Flights

Charter flights have become a safe transport method for seafarers as it lessens the exposure to Covid19 elements which they would be exposed to when travelling on commercial flights.

During 2020, at the height of the Covid19 pandemic, Manaco Marine facilitated the transfer of almost 1000 Indian seafarers by partnering and conducting Charter flights from India to Sri Lanka, and vice versa. We take pride in being part of the solution that provided seafarers an opportunity to keep their livelihood and also to ensure those who were unable to disembark a chance to go back home.

While the need for charter flights are specific we still maintain the operation and are able to quote competitively to Principals interested in transporting their seafarers to/from India.

Tentative schedule for the latest flights can be found below. For more information please feel free to contact us on

Latest Charter Flight Schedule