Danica Crewing Services


Russia has a long tradition as a maritime nation. The coast of Russia is bathed by as many as 13 seas, and the coastline’s length is a total of 37,653 km, with more than 50 large commercial ports.

The seafaring tradition goes back to the time of the Russian Tsar, Peter the Great, who brought naval architects from Denmark and Holland to Russia to build a large fleet of merchant navy vessels.

During the Soviet Union era, specialized shipping companies for all types of vessels were founded around the ports in Russia, and merchant maritime education was developed to supply competent seafarers to the large merchant fleet.

During the past 20 years, modern Russia has continued to develop the maritime educational system, which meets all current international standards, and Russian seafarers have earned a good reputation all over the world as highly skilled and reliable experts. Today, Russia is the fourth largest provider of officers in the world.

Danica Crewing Services’ main office in Russia is in Saint Petersburg. In addition we have offices in Vladivostok and Nakhodka in Eastern Russia.  

The city of Saint Petersburg hosts the largest community of officers in Russia, and, in addition, the surrounding regions are also host to a huge number of seafarers. The Far East region of Russia is another important seafarer hub and in order to reach out the seafarers here we have offices in the cities of Vladivostok and Nakhodka.  

The management of Danica Crewing Services in Russia has a strong background of serving as officers on board vessels owned by reputable Western European owners and have worked in crewing departments in Germany and Denmark. Thus, we fully understand our clients’ requirements, and we are able to direct the right seafarers to you.

Can we assist you?
If you would like to learn more, please contact Captain Henrik Jensen by e-mail at: jensen@danica-maritime.com or by phone: +49 40 21 09 190 32.