Koos Boer

Captain, 25 years of service

“My name is Koos Boer. I’m 56 and I started out as a seaman with Amasus Shipping. After various training courses and various shipping companies, I finally ended up at Wagenborg. It wasn’t my intention to stay, but in April 2018 I celebrated 25 years of service with the company. I’ve now sailed on board almost all the different series. I’ve mainly stayed because Wagenborg is so great to work for. The atmosphere is good and the contact with one another and with the office is pleasant. With the arrival of the A series, Wagenborg began operating worldwide. From then on I absolutely didn’t want to leave. I don’t really have a favourite ship, but I prefer the A series because of the area of operations, and because crane vessels are my personal favourite. The most impressive thing I’ve has been my voyage around the world over the course of five months. I went on board in New Orleans and went via Houston, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, India, and South Africa back to Houston. I was on board for the whole five months. It was a fantastic experience.”

“Wagenborg is great to work for”