Pandora Energy, a Guyanese owned recruitment firm recently received international accreditation from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for its manuals and systems for operations. This global recognition was bestowed upon the company after it was found to be in compliance with the Seafarers Recruitment and Placement Providers (SRPSP) and Regulation 1.4, Standard A1.4, and Guidance B1.4 of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006.

Prior to obtaining the ABS accreditation, Pandora said it engaged an external assessor from Panama to perform an independent audit of its systems. This news agency understands that such a proactive approach allowed for Pandora to ensure it was able to pass the ABS litmus test. The company’s strategy paid off as it was issued with the certification of SOVC for SRPSP.

The company said, “We remain thankful to our clients that have trusted in the services offered by Pandora Energy Inc. and the Guyanese seafarers who continue to build their capacity with us…”

Having achieved ABS accreditation, the company expressed excitement at the prospect of being able to train more locals and prepare them to take advantage of the opportunities carved out for Guyanese in the oil and gas sector.

The company said the accreditation will also fortify its already strong track record of providing well-trained seafarers for fleets in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname and Peru.

Since being established in 2019 Pandora, which is powered by a workforce of over 120 persons, has provided human resources to several international companies supporting Guyana’s oil industry. This includes Bourban and Seacor Marine.


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