Simplify your sea service verification online

Most yacht crew are aware that they’ll need to get their sea service time verified, at one point or another, in order to progress within their career, but this might seem like a complicated and tedious task to undertake, especially if they have a number of years of experience with different vessels worldwide. 

The PYA has tried to make this process as simple as possible by providing our members with online digital testimonial forms. These forms have been created to streamline the verification process by eliminating some basic mistakes that crew often make when submitting written testimonials to our sea service verification team.

The PYA is experienced in verifying sea service for the MCA and has a track record of doing so since 1994! We’re authorised by the MCA, through MIN 543 and by Transport Malta, through the Lloyds ISO 9001:2015 ISO quality management standard, so your sea time will be thoroughly checked before being approved.

In order to make this process as simple and quick as possible, we strongly advise all members to use our online testimonial forms to improve the quality of their testimonials and speed up the verification process by our team. We also advise crew to do this at least once a year and not submit several year’s SSTs at once which would make it more difficult to verify the information.

How does it work?

  1. Submit all of your details - carefully - using one of our digital testimonial forms:
    Deck Officers

  2. Once completed, you’ll be emailed a PDF of your testimonial.

  3. You can then send the testimonial to the Captain, Owner or management/ownership company to fill in their details including a valid e-mail address before printing and signing it.

  4. Please make sure you check your testimonials before you submit them to us to avoid any issues/delays.

Learn more here.