On February 9, 2023, Augustea Manila Team flew to Wisdom Marine Group office in Taipei, Taiwan for the first time for a courtesy visit and a face-to-face meeting and introduction among the group.
This meeting was already long overdue ever since the start of the agreement in July 2022, mainly caused by the travel ban that was only lifted at the beginning of February as part of the country’s strict COVID-19 health and safety measures.
Augustea Team was composed of the following Key Persons: Capt. Arvin Madrones – Marine Technical Superintendent, Ms. Jennifer Sumalinog – Office Manager and Ms. Danna Ocado – MIS Manager of I.M.A. Assessment and Training Center.
The following agenda were the main discussion during the meeting:
General Condition of the Vessels
Implementation of the Digitalization of Communication Between Owner and the Vessels
Proper Handling of Galley Provisions Onboard the Vessels
Implementation of New Strategies for Training to better attend the control of Rightship and other External Inspections
Welfare And Wellbeing of the Crew
Career Development Plan
Implementation of New System to Attend Shortage of Critical Crew Composition Onboard
At the end of the meeting, Wisdom is considering to adapt Augustea's procedure in recruiting and training the crew for both onboard and ashore.
It is safe to say that Augustea Team was warmly welcomed by Wisdom Group in their office premises and the meeting brought further years of mutual trust, support and benefits.
In this picture:
(At the back) Jay Feng, (Front from L-R) Sunny Wu, Ariel Wang, Hannah Huang, Effie Chen, Allen Wang, Capt. Arvin Madrones, Jennifer Sumalinog, Danna Ocado and Dexter Chen.