Viking Crew, a subsidiary of the Viking Maritime Group, is now the crew manager for the discovery yacht ‘Scenic Eclipse’.
The contract commenced on 19th August 2020.
‘Scenic Eclipse’ will make full use of Viking Crew’s services across placement, management and deployment, as the company becomes responsible for the international officers and crew across deck, engine and hotel.
The vessel’s manager will also utilise the Maritime Skills Academy facilities and will place cadets on board through Chiltern Maritime, which is also part of the Viking Maritime Group.
Viking Crew Operations Director, Paul Rutterford, commented: ”The appointment of the crew management contract with Scenic Eclipse is a further acknowledgement of the professionalism, knowledge and industry experience within Viking Crew.”
‘Scenic Eclipse’ Director of Marine Operations, Capt James Griffiths, added: ”Our partnership will give Scenic Group access to Viking Maritime Group services and their unique experience with start-ups, expedition vessels and the ultra-luxury market.”
Viking Crew will also be responsible for the crew management of the ’Emerald Azzurra’ and ’Scenic Eclipse II’ when they enter into service in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
Viking Maritime Group Managing Director, Matthew Jaenicke, said; ”Partnering with ‘Scenic Eclipse’ is further testament to Viking Crew sourcing and crew managing some of the best people in the industry for these groundbreaking vessels.”
Founded in 1988, today Viking Maritime encompasses Viking Crew; MSA Dover & Portsmouth based maritime skills academies and Chiltern Maritime, a UK’s cadetship provider.