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Though the atmosphere on board the Bark EUROPA is very relaxed and there is little hierarchy 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

Janke Kingma
Captain (NL)
Gert Ritzema
Chief Mate (NL)
Rensje Fürst
Cook (NL)
Gjalt Gaastra
Cook (NL)
Merlin Clark-Mahoney
Engineer (USA)
Enguerrand Berger
Bosun (FRA)
Natalie Razavi
Deckhand (UK)
Lasse Corfitzen
Deckhand (DNK)
Cri Halmaghi
Deckhand (CAN)
Thomas Lynch
Deckhand (ARG)
Rubin Kramer
Deckhand (NL)
Kristina Sloth
Deckhand (DNK)
Anna Jensen
Deckhand (DNK)
Maria Intxaustegi
Guide (ES)
René van den Dorpel
Shipsdoctor (NL)
Toon Griffioen
Barhand (NL)
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The Office Crew

Leentje Toering
Leoni Heuvelman
Shore Manager
Liza de Kurver
Crew and sales
Nina Jolink
Friends of EUROPA, sales and science
Iefke Morris
Sales and technical department
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. 

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