Over 10 largest crewing companies in Ukraine work together in UMA to provide shipowners with qualified specialists and offer first-class jobs to Ukrainian seafarers. All UMA members strictly adhere to European standards, including MLC specifications.

The association manages more than 50% of legal maritime employment in Ukraine. These companies are the only crewing agencies in the country that provide free employment on first-class merchant vessels.

UMA was at the origin of Ukrainian crewing business and the association has been investing into its development up to now. UMA members work hard to increase the number of workplaces onboard. They provide jobs to ratings and cadets as well as officers.