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Price named U.S. head of Viking Marine Services


Veteran crew placement agent Sue Price has been hired to run the first U.S. office for Viking Marine Services, part of Viking Recruitment Ltd. of the United Kingdom. She started her new duties April 9 at the new office in Fort Lauderdale.

Formerly senior placement coordinator with Bluewater USA (formerly Crew Unlimited), Price brings more than 20 years of experience in placement to the company’s focus on both yacht and cruise ship crew recruitment and management, as well as manning, payroll and other services.

“I’ll get to use what I have, plus more,” Price said. “It’s an opportunity to grow.”

Sue Price, Director of Operations, Viking Marine Services

A company press release stated: “Sue is a very well respected and prominent figure within the Fort Lauderdale marine yachting community, and Viking [is] excited to have her as part of the global team. She will work closely with both the UK and New Zealand offices, bringing a transworld service to our candidates and clients.”

Viking Recruitment was started by Dieter and Jill Jaenicke in the United Kingdom in 1988 and now employ more than 50 staff.

“Everybody knows Dieter, he is president of the International Superyacht Society, and I’m excited to work with this family-run business,” Price said.

For more information, visit, or contact Price at

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