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Though the atmosphere on board the Bark EUROPA is very relaxed and there is little hyrarchy there are some offical jobs on board. There are two officers on board: the captain and 1st mate. Next to them a bosun, cook and cooksmate, barhand, engineer and last but not least a number of deckhands populate the ship. We are very pleased that the ship enjoys the company of a very international crew, below you can find the names and nationalities of the crew who are now on board. 

The Europa Crew

Robert Vos
Captain (NL)
Janke Kingma
Mate (NL)
Rensje Fürst
Cook (NL)
Gjalt Gaastra
Cook (NL)
David Huiberts
Engineer (NL)
Greg Kelly
Deckhand (CA)
Will Armstrong
Deckhand (AU)
Krista Swedberg
Bosun (US)
Filemon Darbois
Deckhand (FR)
Selene Mijnlieff
Deckhand (NL)
Natalie Razavi
Deckhand (UK)
Michael Lootens
Engineer (NL)
Merel van der Pas
Cooks Mate (NL)
Danny Fokker
Deckhand (NL)
Renske Buisman
Deckhand (NL)
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The Office Crew

Leentje Toering
Liza de Kurver
Sales and Marketing
Hedwig van den Berg
Sales and Marketing
Liza & Leentje

Working on board EUROPA

EUROPA only has a small crew and we get new applications every day. To increase your chance to become a crewmember in the future we recommend you to book a voyage on board as a trainee/guest first. This is an excellent opportunity for you to get to know the ship and crew. This makes it easier to estimate how you would experience a several months long stay on board. Of course this is also a good way for captain and crew to get to know you and your skills and talents.

Keep in mind that our crew schedule is made months in advance, so it is not possible to join our professional crew on short notice. For both paid and volunteer crew it is their own responsibility to arrange a valid medical certificate, seamans book and valdi passport (ID-card is not sifficient), before embarkation. Furthermore we only take experienced crew on board during our Antarctica season. 

At this moment we are looking for experienced cooksmates - please send your motivation and resume to