MARTEC and Training Ship DANMARK ready for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

The national Danish Training Ship DANMARK has arrived in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games. Patron of the ship, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim and MARTEC are hosting a gala dinner on August 3rd with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary as honorary guests.


The gala dinner marks the beginning of the ship’s stay in Brazil, where MARTEC and Training Ship DANMARK will act as a platform for Denmark and Danish industry during the 2016 Olympic Games. Guests at the gala dinner will be Brazilian, Danish and international leaders, officials and diplomates including several high-ranking members of the Brazilian navy leadership and representatives from Danish industry. The evening will made especially memorable by the national Danish Girl Choir, who will perform during the dinner on board.


CEO, Pia Ankerstjerne, is looking forward to the special event and many other events to come:


“MARTEC is proud to be hosting this very special evening on board Training Ship DANMARK. We are very thankful of the support received from the Danish Royal Family and our sponsors for the Olympic Voyage. This night will be a unique experience for everyone involved. The ship is anchored in a unique, world-class location in Rio de Janeiro outside the prestigious IATE Clube do Rio de Janeiro with a breathtaking view of the city.”


The purpose of the Olympic Voyage is to deepen the good maritime education cooperation between Brazil and Denmark and at the same time make a unique platform available for Danish industry interests in Brazil. Everyone on board has worked hard to ensure, that the ship is in perfect shape to represent Denmark and support Danish industry at a long list of events during the games.  MARTEC looks forward to welcoming all guests and partners onboard.”


For media arrangements onboard during the ship’s stay please contact MARTEC at or by phone +45 3012 3358. All media are invited to take part in MARTECs “Open ship for media and journalist” event on August 7th.


Sponsors and supporters

The Olympic voyage with Training Ship DANMARK has been made possible by donations from Den A. P. Møllerske Støttefond, Lauritzen Foundation, HEMPEL Foundation, ORIENTS FOUNDATION/D/S NORDEN and TORM Foundation. The project is supported by The Danish Maritime Authority, Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science, The Danish Embassy, A. P. Moller-Maersk and Danish Chamber of Commerce, Danish Olympic Committee and the Danish Sports Federation and by .the Directorate of Ports and Coasts and the IATE Yacht Club in Rio de Janeiro.  



Pia Ankerstjerne, CEO, +45 4093 0441,

Peter Møller Rasmussen, Communication and marketing, +45 3012 3358,