Danica Crewing Specialists is pleased to reveal the results of our 2023 Crew Managers Survey.

We start the new year with interesting information on the current state of the crewing marketplace. Following on from our latest Seafarers’ Survey, Danica conducted a survey among crewing managers to find out their views and see how they compare with those of seafarers.

The results are very interesting and demonstrate how shortages of competent sea staff, particularly in certain ranks, are impacting crewing strategies for shipping firms.
More than 70% of crew managers consider their job to have become harder over the past year. It is notable that crew managers are finding their job has become more complex, even compared to the very difficult time during the COVID-19 pandemic

Danica’s survey was conducted among crew managers and other personnel involved in crewing. It was conducted as a useful comparison to the company’s annual Seafarers’ Survey which received feedback from more than 6,000 crew members.

Danica CEO Henrik Jensen comments: “With seafarer shortages in certain ranks beginning to impact recruitment, while at the same time salaries are rising, navigating the crewing sector can be challenging. Outsourcing your crew management to a professional company like Danica can lift the burden from your in-house staff and free them up for more strategic work.”

To view the Danica Crew Managers Survey 2023 results please click on the image below

Danica Crewing Specialists is pleased to reveal the results of our 2023 Seafarers’ Survey.

This is the fourth time Danica has conducted our Seafarers’ Survey (we didn’t undertake one in 2022) so we are able to compare our 2023 results with previous years.

Seafarers responding to this year’s 45-question survey, which was open to all applicants as well as Danica employed crew, encompassed all age groups, ranks, and many nationalities. Almost half (45%) of respondents occupied senior ranks particularly Masters, Chief Officers and Chief Engineers. Crew worked on the majority of vessel types, including passenger ferries and the offshore sector, with 30% of respondents serving on bulk carriers. The average age of respondents was between 30-55 years.

Danica CEO Henrik Jensen commented: “Our survey revealed some interesting and surprising results which we hope will help our owners to enhance their marine crewing and HR strategies. We don’t claim this survey is representative of the whole industry or scientifically accurate but we do believe it gives a good snapshot of the seafarers’ situation in 2023.”

To view the Danica Seafarers’ Survey 2023 results please click on the image below