BP Maritime Services
On 1st August 2007, two new companies with whom BP's directly employed officers will have dealings were opened - BP Maritime Services (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (BPMSS) and BP Maritime Services (Isle of Man) Limited BPMS (IOM).
BP Maritime Services (Singapore) (BPMSS) is now the legal employer of all officers. It carries out and is responsible for all the HR functions applicable to sea staff, including global recruitment, development, training and performance, disciplinary and grievances of BP's marine employees and general HR functions relating to them.
BP Maritime Services (Isle of Man) BPMS (IOM) provides logistical support to BPMSS including allocating crew to vessels, crew changes and management of travel, and travel arrangements and logistics for training courses. This activity is administered from the Isle of Man.
The logistics management and interface with our Indian officers continues to be managed by Executive Ship Management (ESM).
With the increase in fleet size, and with over 1,000 officers now employed under BPMSS contracts, these changes were timely to ensure we have the organisational capability to continue to attract, motivate and retain world-class talent and continue to deliver clean seas, safe ships and commercial success.