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An Updated Statement From Ian Livingstone

Posted: March 22, 2022 at 6:26 pm

Clyde Marine Recruitment had no prior knowledge of P&O’s plan and, having worked with P&O for close to four decades, we fully appreciate the anger being felt by all of those affected.

Several days before the announcement, Clyde Marine Recruitment were advised by P&O that they required an additional 18 crew for a specific vessel. Such requests are not unusual. A further 23 crew were requested by a 3rd party crew manager, International Ferry Management, for a RoRo ferry management project requiring UK resource. This is nowhere near the 800 crew we have been wrongly accused of providing.

Clyde Marine Recruitment has assisted in finding over 15,000 positions for UK domiciled seafarers over the past five years, with every member of staff paid UK market rates. All agency staff supplied by Clyde Marine Recruitment to UK Ferry operators are paid the UK Living Wage, with many paid considerably more. We will continue to work tirelessly to support seafarers looking for positions with our clients.