ABS recognizes Guyanese company with global accreditation

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Pandora Energy Inc., a Guyanese manpower and recruitment firm, has recently achieved global recognition by obtaining the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) accreditation. This confirms the company’s compliance with the International Labor Organization (ILO) Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006, specifically for its Seafarers Recruitment Placement and Service Providers (SRPSP) standards.

Established in early 2019 as a 100% indigenous Guyanese company, Pandora Energy Inc. began with a team of 15, expanding to over 120 employees. The company has made strides in adhering to international SRPSP standards, thereby facilitating opportunities for Guyanese nationals in the oil and gas sector, both locally and in the broader region.

Before achieving the ABS accreditation, Pandora Energy Inc. said it underwent a rigorous independent audit by an external assessor from Panama. This audit was focused on ensuring the company’s compliance with MLC 2006 certification ICS accreditation, following standard regulations 1.4, A1.4, and guideline B1.4 of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC) 2006.

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The recent ABS MLC certification marks a significant achievement for Pandora Energy Inc., with external assessors approving the company’s manual and systems. This certification, known as SOVC for SRPSP, was issued after the company demonstrated full compliance with ILO\MLC 2006, regulation 1.4.

Pandora Energy Inc. said it is grateful to its clients and the Guyanese seafarers who have been instrumental in achieving this global recognition. The company committed to prioritizing Guyanese nationals for these growing opportunities in the region. The ABS-accredited MLC certification empowers the company to place workers on ocean-going vessels on a broader scale. Proud of its expanding footprint in the manpower services industry, Pandora Energy Inc. said its large cadre of Guyanese seafarers and other CARICOM nationals working onboard vessel fleets in Guyana, Trinidad, Suriname, and Peru. 

Pandora is local content certified in Guyana.

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