In Martide you can set a status for each seafarer so that you and any of your other users know what their current position is in relation to your company. The statuses are: Active, Medical, Unavailable, Left, Retired, and NFR (Not For Rehire.) You can also add a reason why you have set a seafarer to NFR. Here’s how.

How to find the NFR Reason page

First of all, log in to your Martide account. Click on your profile picture in the top right hand corner and then on Settings in the drop down menu:

screenshot showing where to find settings in Martide's maritime recruitment platform

That will take you to this page. At first your page will look like this:

screenshot of the blank NFR Reason page

Now we’re going to add some Not For Rehire Reasons.

How to add a new NFR Reason

Click on the + Add NFR Reason button at the top of the page. You will see a pop-up box that looks like this:

screenshot of the NFR Reason pop-up box

Type the reason why you don’t want to rehire a seafarer in the Enter reason box. For example:

screenshot of the NFR Reason box with a reason entered

Click Save when you’re done. The reason will now appear on the main page:

screenshot showing the reason on the main page

You can add as many reasons as you like. For example, perhaps you have had a number of seafarers who have been found onboard under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Maybe a seafarer is too disruptive when on a vessel and you just don’t want the hassle of rehiring them. Perhaps the seafarer is employable but they always take too long to respond or fail to get back to you:

screenshot showing more reasons on the main page

How to edit or delete a NFR Reason

  • To edit a reason click the pen and notepad icon. That will open the pop-up box and you can make your change.
  • To delete a reason, click the trash can icon. That will remove the reason.
screenshot showing the pen and trashcan icons

How to set a seafarer’s status to NFR

Go to the Seafarer page by clicking on Seafarers in the menu on the left hand side of the screen:

screenshot of the seafarers page in Martide's crewing system

Note that the default view is to only show Active seafarers. To show other types of seafarer (Unavailable, NFR, Retired etc.) use the Status filter at the top of the page and select other statuses. These seafarers will then appear on the main page too:

screenshot showing the status filter

To add a NFR reason to a seafarer, click on their name. This will take you to their profile page:

screenshot of a seafarer's profile page

For example, we are on our fictional seafarer Adeline Shield’s profile page. You can see her Master Status is currently set to Active.

We want to change Adeline's status to NFR as she was found to be intoxicated on her last vessel. To do that click in the Master Status box (highlighted above). You can now select NFR from the list:

screenshot of the status menu

Click NFR and the Master Status will change in the seafarer’s profile:

screenshot of the changed status in the profile

Underneath the Master Status you will see NFR Reason. Currently we haven’t selected a reason. You don’t have to, but if you want to choose one, click on the Reason box. That will open a drop down list with your reasons:

screenshot highlighting the NFR Reason option

We have selected Under the Influence. It now appears in Adeline’s profile:

screenshot showing the reason in the seafarer profile

Because the default view on the main Seafarers page is to only show Active candidates, you will no longer see Adeline on that page unless you use the Status Filter and select NFR.

What is the Master Status?

Master Status relates to the candidate or seafarer's relationship with you as an employer. Candidates can be Applicant or Rejected. Seafarers can be Active, Unavailable, Left, Retired or NFR. You can set the status using the drop down arrow in their profile, as seen above.

We hope this helps you get the most out of the NFR Reason feature but please don’t hesitate to contact us at if you need any help at all.