The Seafarer Pools feature has been designed to help shipowners and ship managers be more organized by creating groups that contain specific seafarers. Here’s how to use this feature.

Note that Seafarer Pools was previously known as Candidate Pools.

How to use Seafarer Pools

Log in to your Martide account and click on Settings in the side menu and then on Seafarer Pools:

screenshot of Martide website showing where to find seafarer pools

When you've clicked Seafarer Pools you will see this page (at first yours will be empty - in our example we’ve already created 3 Pools):

screenshot of Martide's maritime recruitment website showing the seafarer pools page

Here you can:

  • See, edit and delete your current Seafarer Pools.
  • Create a new Seafarer Pool by clicking the blue +Add Pool button on the top right.

How to create a new Seafarer Pool

Click the blue +Add Pool button. You will see a pop-up box that looks like this:

screenshot of Martide website showing where to add a new seafarer pool

Here you can:

  • Choose a name for your Seafarer Pool.
  • Select the seafarers in your database who you want to add to it. You can add as many people as you like. They will appear in the drop down menu when you click on the box:
screenshot of Martide website showing the drop down menu of seafarers

Click Save when you’re finished adding seafarers to that pool. The new pool will appear on the main Seafarer Pool page.

How to add seafarers to a pool from their profile

If you have added a candidate to a pool it will show in their seafarer profile. In the above image, we were about to add Bobby Roberts to our new Able Seamen Pool. If we go to Bobby's profile, you can see that information now appears in his Status section:

screenshot of Martide's maritime recruitment website showing Bobby Robert's profile

You can also add a seafarer to a pool by editing their profile. To do this click the + Add pool text shown in the box above and you will see a drop down menu that lists all your current seafarer pools. Select the one(s) you want to add the seafarer to and it will appear in their profile:

screenshot of Martide website showing the drop down of seafarer pools

How to edit or delete a Seafarer Pool

On the main Seafarer Pool page go to the pool you want to change or remove. To edit it, click the pen icon and to delete it, click the trash can icon:

screenshot of Martide website showing the edit and delete icons

If you click the pen you will be taken back to the original pool where you can change the name and add or remove seafarers:

screenshot of Martide website showing how to edit a pool

If you click Delete you will see a pop-up message asking you if you’re sure you want to delete the pool. Click OK to delete it and Cancel if it was an error.

How to filter your Seafarer Pools

Your pools are displayed in alphabetical or numerical order (depending on how you name them) i.e. from A-Z or from 1-10:

screenshot of Martide maritime recruitment website showing seafarer pool filter icon

To display them the other way around - i.e. from Z-A, click the little 'lines' icon next to the word Name - see the image above and it will re-order the pools:

screenshot of martide's website showing the pools in a different order

And that’s it! We hope you found this guide to Seafarer Pools for shipowners and managers useful. If you’d like to know more about how to check your candidates’ profiles, take a look at this page here. Meanwhile you might also find the How to Create a Job Vacancy guide useful.