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Sustainability and safety in the maritime sector mostly relies on seafarers for ensure the safe and secure operation of ships. Selection of personnel in the maritime sector is based on a large number of criteria, and is dictated by the seafarer’s qualification and the type of ship. The present study identifies 24 criteria in the form of personal, professional, physical, and technical competencies, categorized under four main headings, and calculates the weights of these criteria in terms of their importance. It goes on to present the general seafarer criteria and the different criteria required by different types of companies, and finally presents a model that can serve as a guide the in the selection of the best seafarer depending on the ship type. The study makes use of Step-Wise Weight Assessment Ratio Analysis and Additive Ratio Assessment methods, which are multi-criteria decision making methods.