After some 19 years at sea, of which five years were in a command position, Captain Kevin Denning established Denmarine in 1996. The aim was to provide professional marine services to both international and local markets.During his tenure at sea, he served on ships belonging to Safmarine, Unicorn Lines, Department of Environment Affairs, Dawn Diamonds, Ocean Offshore and Ocean Diamond Mining and vessels varying from general cargo, to tankers, container ships, offshore dive support vessels, research ships, polar supply ships and diamond mining vessels.

Since inception, Denmarine has been appointed as representatives for owners or charterers, by salvors, cargo interests or P&I Clubs, covering tasks from marine casualties around the Southern African coastline, to cargo and vessel surveys.

Denmarine has also successfully compiled and implemented the ISM and ISPS systems on numerous vessels and shore-based facilities.

In May 2018 Denmarine was appointed as vessel manager for a 2063mt DWT general cargo/pallet carrier and obtained a DOC (Document of Compliance), SMC (Safety Management Certificate) and ISSC (International Ship Security Certificate) accordingly.

In August 2020, Denmarine was appointed managers of a second vessel, this time a 2115 DWT landing craft.