Isle of Man

The Isle of Man has a very strong maritime cluster both in the commercial shipping and the super yacht sectors. Many major companies base themselves on the Isle of Man and this has grown an expensive pool of experienced and competent staff.

Voyonic Crew Management can provide flag state representation for Isle of Man Registered vessels under the requirements of the Flag State along with other crew management services as required.

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Martyn Howard

Martyn Howard


From competing training at Merchant Navy College Greenhithe Martyn served as a Radio Officer from 1976 until 1986.

In 1986 he came ashore and started his shoreside career employed by Numast, the UK Merchant Navy Officers Union.

In 1997 he moved to the Isle of Man to take up a position as HR Manager with Bibby International Services and remained working for Bibby until 2013. After arriving at the company he soon became MD of the Isle of Man business along with management responsibility at Director level for the Groups other crewing offices in the Philippines, India and the Ukraine. When Bibby Ship Management was formed he was appointed Personnel and Operations Director of the Group.

Since leaving Bibby Ship Management he has worked as a Marine Consultant until now returning as part of the senior management team at Voyonic Crew Management.

A working lifetime served within the maritime sector, focusing on the provision of crew management services and the welfare and career development of seafarers globally.