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Monday, September 7, 2020 

Danica Crewing Specialists has opened a new office in Riga, Latvia giving access to a large and growing pool of competent officers from the Baltic countries.

Danica MD Henrik Jensen (pictured) said: “These countries boast large pools of highly competent and very experienced chemical, product and gas tanker officers. The area hosts as many as 30,000 seafarers and we are well-placed to recruit the very best crew for our discerning clients as well as providing top-level employment for dedicated officers.”

The office in Riga is a joint venture with Albacore Maritime Services in Estonia and  Albacore founder, Peter Jarvsoo will be heading the office. Plans for the Riga office began earlier this year but were paused due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now that restrictions have been lifted, the office team, which includes Capt Sergejs Jerohins and recruitment manager Linda Fridberga-Fridenberga, are finally able to work and have already recruited more than 70 officers.

The new Riga location boosts Danica’s network of Eastern European offices  and will work closely with the other five Danica offices in Hamburg, Odessa, St Petersburg, Vladivostok and Nakhodka, following the same standards and procedures.

Jensen said: “I am pleased to see the office in Riga now fully operational. Riga and Latvia are important key seafarer locations and our presence there enables our clients to benefit from having access to an even larger pool of seafarers.”

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