Charles Kalai Mochon
Deck Cadet (Papua New Guinea)
"There were times when I lost track on my training programme and the Master would come to my rescue and guide me along, which I really appreciate. I have gained basic knowledge of shipboard operations and perhaps, a much better idea and understanding of seamanship."
Can you tell us more about yourself?
I am a Deck Cadet from Papua New Guinea and I am currently undergoing training on board the Pacific Valkyrie in Singapore. This is my second contract on board one of SPO’s vessels and I am truly thankful for this opportunity. The first vessel I joined was the Pacific Avenger in Qatar four months ago.
As a Deck Cadet, I wish to thank SPO for giving me this opportunity to be trained on their boats, which I found to be a conducive environment for learning more about vessel operations. I was impressed by the safety culture and work procedures/policies, and of cause, glad to have met the friendly crew of different nationalities. Due to the friendships forged with others, sometimes I forget that I was on board for months and that feeling is just wonderful.
What have you learnt from your training on board SPO's vessels?
So far, I have learnt a lot during the last two training contracts as the crew on board have been very friendly and willing to share information and knowledge. There were times when I lost track on my training programme and the Master would come to my rescue and guide me along, which I really appreciate. I have gained basic knowledge of shipboard operations and perhaps, a much better idea and understanding of seamanship.
I am truly enjoying my training duration on board Pacific Valkyrie, just like how I’ve enjoyed my time on board Pacific Avenger four months ago. I am looking forward to learning as much as I can.
I would like to thank everyone I have worked with so far, the deck crew members, officers, engineers, and Masters for their kindness, respect and the knowledge given in one way or the other. Cheers!