MEET FLORIAN KIBGILKA
Florian was born in Rinteln, Germany and started out his career in the Hospitality Industry as a chef in 1994. He completed his apprenticeship in his hometown Hameln, the town where the famous “Pied Piper of Hamelin” came from. Florian has gained work experience in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and England – while working in one of the most prestigious Hotels in London, The Claridges.
Launch of Fjord NB1907 (Rodvenfjord)
January 14 2021
Fjord1 NB1097 (Rodvenfjord) is a fully electric RoRo ferry which is under construction in Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard & was successfully launched on January 8.
Preventing COVID-19 Outbreaks Onboard the Ship
December 18 2020
2020 has been a year of overcoming challenges for many due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maritime industry has been trying it’s best to hurdle each wave that crashes in. A particular challenge that has been getting attention lately is the rise of COVID-19 outbreaks on the ships. This is detrimental to the health and well-being of the Crew, impact ship operations, and pose a huge problem to solve for ship and crew managers. As we know, we can’t control the wind, but we could adjust our sails. What makes a ship at risk for COVID-19 outbreaks and what can we do about it?
OSM 2x Winners at the CrewConnect Global Awards
November 27 2020
OSM is proud to receive two awards at the CrewConnect Global Awards 2020 in the category "Seafarer of the Year" and "Rising Star". Congratulations to Chief Steward Roel Cruz and Chief Officer Thaddea Pearl Hangad!
OSM shortlisted for 3 CrewConnect Global awards!
November 17 2020
OSM is proud and humble to have been shortlisted for no less than three CrewConnect Global Awards! Entries are judged by an independent panel of distinguished industry leaders looking for excellence, innovation and role models in an industry keeping pace with change occurring at unparalleled speed.
Meet Kenth Persson
November 16 2020
Meet Kenth Persson. Mr Kenth Persson started his long career at sea way back in 1974 as an engine apprentice at Salen Shipping. Then, more than 30 years later, he is back in the same company, only now as a Chief Engineer at the M/S Caledonian Sky! Here is his story.
OSM helps Manilas poor communities affected by Typhoon Vamco
November 13 2020
In order to help poor communities affected by the Typhoon Vamco OSM Catering Academy and the OSM Manila Office, in coordination with the OSM Foundation, has this week prepared and delivered hundreds of food pack donations across Manila.
Nordic Medical Clinic (NMC) becomes a trusted partner for successful crew changes
November 09 2020
With excellent customer focus and service, many local manning agencies has made Nordic Medical Clinic (NMC) a trusted partner in order for their successful crew changes.
OSM scholars steps up to empower communities!
October 27 2020
Given the situation that volunteers from the capital city are restricted from entering the far-flung communities to prevent further spread of COVID-19, the OSM scholars from Southern Leyte Province has volunteered to deliver the OSM School Box Project!
Meet Jasmijn Saft
October 23 2020
Born and raised in Noord-Holland, Netherlands, Jasmijn Saft has a great passion with anything related to hospitality. Started as an intern while following a practical hospitality education where she would spend 1 day at school and 30 hours in the restaurant. She will never forget how much she learned on that first experience!
OSM Singapore Workshop
October 22 2020
People often debate what makes a better leader: the no-nonsense, results-focused type, or the motivational, people-focused type. At OSM, we believe that it’s a hybrid between people as well as result focus.
The OSM School Box Project
October 09 2020
The OSM School Box Project is an initiative of our colleagues to support 400 children to continue their education.
Food Safety and Hygiene Course by OSM Catering Academy
October 05 2020
The Food Safety and Hygiene Course is being conducted by OSM CATERING ACADEMY since 2014, a mandatory training for all catering crew in OSM. While Nutrition and Health Awareness course is being conducted since 2018, also a compulsory training for all catering crew.
World Maritime Day 2020 – The strength of our anchors
September 24 2020
The “World Maritime Day 2020” can only be another opportunity for OSM Maritime Group and for all the maritime industry to pay a special tribute to our colleagues and #CovidFrontliners who play a crucial role in maintaining and facilitating the uninterrupted flow of maritime trade. You are key players in these unprecedented times, and we hope to have you all home soon and also back to work.
OSM Maritime Enters into Preliminary Agreement to Acquire SeaTeam Management
September 21 2020
OSM Maritime (OSM) today (21.09.20) announced that it is in final negotiations to acquire SeaTeam Management (SeaTeam) from Frontline Ltd (Frontline) and Golden Ocean Group Limited (Golden Ocean).
New Building Supervision Second Project Launch
September 15 2020
On the 13th of September 2020, Our New Building supervision project of 2nd Expedition Cruise Liners saw the launching Hulls no. NB918 (CORAL GEOGRAPHER)
New Building Supervision Project Launch
September 10 2020
On the 5th of September 2020, Our New Building supervision project of four (4) in no. Havila LNG Dual fuel Cruise Liners saw the launching of its first two Hulls no. NB1093 (HAVILA CAPELLA) and NB1094 (HAVILA CASTOR).
New office for OSM Bergen
September 09 2020
On Monday 7th of September, OSM Bergen had the first day of operation in the new office.
Fleet Management Agreement between OSM and GC Rieber Shipping
September 08 2020
We are pleased to announce that GC Rieber Shipping and OSM Maritime Group (OSM) today have entered into an agreement for fleet management services. The agreement includes a transfer of business from GC Rieber Shipping to OSM of all technical, crewing and support functions in Bergen. OSM will establish a new ship management company within the offshore segment in Bergen, who will be owned 100% by OSM and be located together with OSM Bergen.
OSM Maritime joins MACN
August 11 2020
OSM are pleased to announce that OSM Maritime has become a member of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) to reinforce efforts and join forces with other maritime companies in ethical conduct of business operations by tackling corruption
First Virtual Incident Investigation Course
August 10 2020
It’s another first! We, at OSM Maritime Leaders Academy (MLA) is proud to share to everyone that we have conducted the first Incident Investigation Course done virtually.
Committed to Health and Safety
July 31 2020
As the world is evolving because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maritime industry puts a renewed focus on Crew health, safety, and welfare. It comes first as top priority.
OSM First Virtual CMS Course
July 31 2020
All Ahead!! We are moving full speed ahead with implementation of the competence management system for seafarers. This time, it’s for Lauritzen Kosan’s gas fleet.
OSM Crew Repatriation
July 22 2020
In spite of the challenging Covid-19 crisis, our newly established Layup Project and Service Management Team has managed to repatriated numerous of our seafarers, including 18 crew from the layup site in Labuan via a chartered flight.
Successful Pilot Run of the CMS Virtual Course
July 17 2020
Competence gains confidence, combined creates excellence.
Sustainable Offshore Testing Program
July 08 2020
OSM Maritime Group contributes in another important Maritime Milestone!
OSM Maritime and Kristian Gerhard Jebsen reinforce Norwegian Ship Management
June 03 2020
Arendal/Bergen,  June 2020 – OSM Maritime (OSM) will be taking over management responsibility for 37 vessels currently operated by Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi (KGJS), confirming OSM’s position as Norway’s biggest player in ship management.
OSM Self Care | Positivity in Times of Uncertainty
May 20 2020
Dr.Didoy received an important inquiry from a patient regarding on how to be positive during these times of uncertainty.
Announcement on Cybersecurity Incident (including 3 June 2020 update)
May 19 2020
Following internal investigations, OSM Maritime Group can confirm that a recent IT-related incident, which was earlier diagnosed as a technical glitch, is linked to an attempted ransomware attack.
Welcome World Virtue
May 14 2020
We are honored to welcome m/v WORLD VIRTUE , newbuild bulk carrier of BW Dry Cargo into OSM Full Management.
OSM Self Care|Stress Management
May 05 2020
Check out #OSMSelfCare Week 1 topic: Stress Management. Where Dr.Didoy explains ways to relieve stress during these trying times.
Welcome World Diana!
May 04 2020
<strong>We are pleased to inform you that M/V WORLD DIANA, was successfully delivered, from Oshima shipyard, Japan to owners and under OSM Full Technical and Crew management on April 28th.</strong>
Meet Captain Jose Fonseca
April 27 2020
Born and raised in Boquete, the highlands of Chiriqui province in Western Panama, Captain Jose Fonseca came from a family with seafaring history. So it is no surprise that he ended up working out at sea.
CEO Bjoern Sprotte wrote exclusively for Splash 247!
April 23 2020
All training methods requiring personal attendance are affected, for example: classroom lecturing, crew conferences, on board training and simulation. Technological advancement has allowed us to take a fresh look at how this crisis can create an instant opportunity to drive modern crew learning and development.
Women of OSM: Lia Papaiacovou
April 13 2020
Lia Papaiacovou is the general manager for OSM’s holding companies in Cyprus. When she joined OSM in 2007 and began setting up the office in Cyprus, it was her first role as a manager.
Statement from OSM Regarding Crew Changes
April 03 2020
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the declaration by WHO (World Health Organization) as a pandemic, our lives have changed dramatically. Most of us work remotely from the safety of our homes.
Women of OSM: Renata Moura
March 30 2020
Being one of the developers of OSM Brazil, Renata Moura is now the general manager of OSM Africa. Now being responsible for the entire operations from Africa and allocated in OSM Angola Office. As a former commercial manager, she is now facing the challenge of establishing an efficient operation in Africa regions where OSM operates.
Women of OSM: Mailyn Borillo
March 22 2020
Mailyn Borillo is the manager of OSM’s office in Manila, Philippines. She has extensive maritime experience, and has held several different leadership positions within industry. Mailyn has been employed in companies where job performance matters the most, regardless of gender and race, and was recently featured in the Manila Times on the topic of "Women Leaders".
Women of OSM: Georgia Demetriou
March 13 2020
With a seafarer as a father, for as long as she can remember, Georgia Demetriou always knew she wanted to work in the maritime Industry.
Women of OSM: Julia Anastasiou
March 04 2020
The 8th of March is the international women’s day. With this OSM Maritime group will present a couple of employees throughout March to place focus on empowerment of women and gender equality in the industry.
Corona Virus Outbreak
February 04 2020
The health and wellbeing of our seafarers is our utmost concern. Since the outbreak of the ‘Wuhan’ novel coronavirus, our response team, which includes medical experts, has been monitoring the developments closely and continue to further enhance our guidelines and procedures.
SIPAT | Peregrino
January 16 2020
Safety is a concept that must be constantly remembered and approached to keep the high-performance standards pursued by OSM.
Holiday Season Onboard
January 06 2020
Crew Coordinator Rodrigo Castro asked crew how they celebrated holidays on board.
3D Printing takes off and OSM is onboard.
December 06 2019
3D Printing is the not just a trending topic but a key development to a more efficient future in shipping.
Meet the latest addition to our offshore fleet – the Dan Swift!
October 31 2019
Thanks to thorough preparation and excellent cooperation with the previous ship manager ProSafe, OSM Offshore performed a successful takeover of the Dan Swift at Malta on October 25th.
October 24 2019
At OSM Maritime we are working to make a positive impact, not only to the industries we operate in, but to people. It’s all about people is not just a slogan to us, but a guiding principle to measure everything we do. The OSM-AD Foundation and more than 50 OSM Volunteers help us to live up to our commitment of making a positive impact in indigent communities through Education and Scholarship Programs, Initiatives for Social Development and Disaster Response Programs.
Two of the world’s first LNG Dual-Fuel Dynamic Positioning Shuttle Tankers unveiled in South Korea
October 17 2019
Next-generation DPSTs to serve on long-term charter to Norway’s Equinor
Meet the FIRST Chief Cook graduate of the OSM Catering Education Program
October 07 2019
Inspired by his father’s career, a Chief Cook in OSM, Arvin Cruz joined the first batch of trainees for OSM Catering Education Program in 2014.
Strengthening the Leadership Team in OSM Maritime
October 04 2019
In our quest to being industry leaders in Onboard and Offshore crew management, we are excited to announce the further strengthening of our leadership team OSM Maritime.
Smart Maritime Council Meeting
October 01 2019
We are excited to host the final Smart Maritime Council of the year at our new Singapore offices on the 27th of November.
Ektank Electrical Course now being offered in OSM Training
September 18 2019
A new Ektank electrical course is now available! OSM Training takes pride in its excellent customer commitment and customer satisfaction by providing and delivering quality courses.
The Nordic Medical Clinic: Changing the Philippine PEME Landscape – One Seafarer at a Time
September 13 2019
As OSM Philippines’ partner in Manila, the Nordic Medical Clinic (NMC) is a pre-employment clinic for seafarers that is committed to provide top quality employment medical services and promote holistic health education for our clients and partners.
Singapore Office Grand Opening
September 09 2019
Thank you to all our customers, business partners and friends who joined us to celebrate the grand opening of our new OSM Maritime Group office in Singapore.
Lauritzen Kosan’s Officers Training and Seminar
September 03 2019
Last week, our team and #LauritzenKosan had another successful 5-day Officers Training & Seminar in Manila, Philippines. They covered important topics such as Sertica and Gas Tech Training; in addition to a very productive Team-building activities!
OSM Philippines Wellbeing Awareness
July 29 2019
Wellbeing is defined as a state of optimum health, happiness, and prosperity in all areas of their lives. At OSM we want to build Life Relationship; not only Work Relationship. This month in the Philippines we hosted #StrongerFamiliesStrongerOSM Conference where we gathered crew and their families to discuss important life topics.
Eken is 13 years LTI Free!
July 26 2019
We would like to congratulate Ekfors IMO no 9286827, for achieving 13 years of LTI free days!
OSERV: PROJECT GREEN
July 24 2019
OSERV has made a pledge for the environment and will do its utmost, together with all contracted stakeholders, to minimize and avoid waste of packaging material as well as engage in environment-friendly recycling.
13 Years LTI Free for Ekfors Crew!
July 22 2019
We would like to congratulate Ekfors crew for achieving 13 years of LTI free days!
Welcome to OSM family Lysvik and Lysbris Seaways!
July 17 2019
OSM will provide Technical and Crew Management services to the DFDS’s Lys-Line fleet ("Lysbris and Lysvik Seaways") expanding our long relationship with DFDS.
OSM Maritime heralds ‘future of ship management’ with launch of OSM ON
June 03 2019
OSM Maritime has launched a portfolio of ‘industry first services’ with the introduction of OSM ON.
OSM launches new Catering Service to improve crew nutrition
May 13 2019
Global leader in ship management services OSM aims to tackle crew nutrition challenge with the launch of a new Catering Service.
OSM strengthens global digital ship management offering in Cyprus
April 30 2019
Full ship management services in Cyprus offer new opportunities for the Central European and Middle East markets and strengthen OSM’s global digital network.
OSM pledges to build opportunities for female seafarers
March 08 2019
"A diverse workforce is a strong workforce,” says OSM Maritime’s CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen.
Bjørn Tore Larsen back on the bridge of OSM Maritime Group
February 27 2019
Founder and Chairman Bjørn Tore Larsen is taking up the position as CEO of OSM Maritime Group with effect from March 4th, 2019.
OSM applies industry know-how to scrubber retrofits
November 06 2018
As pressure mounts to comply with the fast-approaching IMO 2020 sulphur cap, OSM is now offering its customers assistance in every step of the exhaust gas scrubber retrofit process, building on decades of holistic ship management experience.
From Sea to Shore #WomenofOSM
October 26 2018
Meet Vivian, one of the first employees that joined OSM in Brazil and learn how she grew her career with OSM.
OSM Legal Manager Awarded Legal 500 GC Powerlist of Excellence
October 04 2018
Recognized in-house innovation, quality and excellence
This month It’s all about women in OSM
October 03 2018
OSM make room for a wider variety of voices this October to help paint a more accurate picture of the maritime industry as of 2018.
Connecting to shape the future of shipping
October 01 2018
OSM Maritime Group joins largest maritime trade group in the world - Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)
Siem Offshore and OSM Maritime Partner to drive mental health awareness
September 26 2018
#itsallaboutyou down under with Siem Offshore & OSM Maritime
OSM Maritime & Aviation – Connected through sustainable cooperation
August 09 2018
OSM’s website project paves the way for closer cross-company collaboration.
OSM introduces cloud-based training solution iLearn
July 27 2018
How OSM's focus on People&Technology impacts our sustainable growth.
Great teams produce great results: The power of team building
July 23 2018
Top team performance is more easily obtained when everyone’s on board and ready to pull in the same direction.
An ocean of opportunities
July 23 2018
Knowing which opportunities to go for can be essential for growing a company in a sustainable manner. Find out where OSM is directing their focus for growth with CCO Tommy Olofsen.
Shipping 4.0 at OSM: Smarter, faster, better
July 19 2018
What is the best way to digitalize ship management operations? Smart data analytics is at the core of the solution.
Leading the way for Sustainable Change
July 17 2018
OSM formalizes focus on sustainability by joining the United Nations Global Compact
Sustainable growth – the key to long term profitability
July 13 2018
Learn more about why we are focusing on sustainable growth.
OSM ONBoard Magazine Now Available Online
July 10 2018
In this special report of OnBoard we focus on the concepts that will help drive OSMs long term future. Follow OSM’s success strategies for long term growth in this edition focused on Sustainable Growth.
June 01 2018
2018 Day of the Seafarer - and what it means to #OSM
Revolutionary OSM Maritime Operations Centre paves the way for the next generation
May 07 2018
Ship Management through advanced analytics with future growth through AI and drones
A love affair with the sea
April 26 2018
Enni Lehtonen was six years old when she first tried to steer a boat. Ten years later, her fascination for the sea lead to her choosing a career on board.
Crew Connectivity 2018 Survey Report shows digital transformation underway in the maritime industry
April 18 2018
92% of Seafarers Strongly Influenced By Internet Access When Choosing Where to Work
OSM People launches digital employment platform
April 04 2018
With the recent launch of their new digital platform, OSM People is ready to create professional connections.
OSM Wins Outstanding Employer of the Year Award
March 29 2018
And employer of the year goes too!
OSM publishes first ever sustainability report
March 23 2018
OSM has released its very first sustainability report on the United Nations Global Compact website!
#goBLUE Beyond the Hour – A call for mindful living
March 22 2018
OSM’s environmental campaign #goBLUE coincides with Earth Hour, scheduled for March 24th. But what happens when the lights are turned back on?
OSM supporting increasing demand for Education
March 16 2018
Learn more about OSM-AD Foundation's efforts in their local community.
QualShip21 award to eight more vessels
February 23 2018
OSM Singapore continues to lead the way for 21st century quality shipping.
The OSM life savers
February 14 2018
"Rescue of life is a principal duty for all of us at sea" - find out more about life saving operations from our #OSMSeafarers
OSM ranks amongst Top Companies in Petrobras Excellence Program
January 26 2018
OSM focus on quality pays off in Brazil
OSM – Looks ahead to plan for tomorrow’s labor market
January 25 2018
What's in store in the future labor market?
Innovation @ Sea – #OSMSeafarers sharing their experiences
January 10 2018
OSM Seafarers share voice on importance of adaptability
OSM NEXT to support digital strategic direction
January 10 2018
Look ahead with Global Managing Director Technical Management and Services, Bjoern Sprotte, on OSMs work with Innovation
OSM goes mobile – dedicated seafarer mobile management app
January 09 2018
Learn more about OSMs latest mobile application upcoming launch