Tough exterior and interior, sporting a black body suit with several orange spots. The lady can shove, drag and tug all other ladies successfully, ranging from petite figures to large overweight taunt women. She can be fierce especially when facing tough routes along her path and she can also be gentle.
The Lady I talk about vaguely is none other than,
Rose-Mary, One of SPA’s Tug Boats
She’s equipped with projectors, hydrants and foam tanks for firefighting…
The lady has 30 Tones Bollard pull and can go at a speed of 11Knots and ranges 1600 Nautical Miles. #Queening
Mariana and I had the opportunity to meet up with one of Rose-Mary’s captains, Captain Samedi. He even gave me the honour of navigating the Lady for a few minutes. This just proves to explain just how hands on the people at Seychelles Port Authority are, they go to extremes to make sure their interns or members on work attachment get the full experience, and in the process attract young to maybe pursue a career that will allow one to work at the SPA in the future.
My Wednesday lunchtime was spent in the company of Mr. Ralph, Marianna, Anna Yang (fellow Intern) and her supervisor Ms. Ella on board the queen of leisure on the sea Costa NeoRomantica. A menu that made the mouth water, desert was #Amazing… sadly due to security reasons we weren’t able to visit all sections of the boat, which by the way includes a state of the art medical centre on board as well as morgue, #Crazy Right? Just shows how carefully they’ve catered to their client’s every need.
My two weeks were spent amazingly at the SPA… so good that I’m considering going back some day! #Amazing Workforce, #Experienced Leaders, #Gifted People.
If I would to sit and write about how crazy awesome SPA is, I think I’d be here seated in front of my laptop for a good two days… so some pictures would do some justice I guess…
By the way for all you out there who think the port is all about dealing with fish and containers from cargo vessels, boy are you all #Wrong and need to broaden your knowledge. On my final note, I’ll leave you with a quote from Mr. Bianchi and I, ‘Change and development are good, just so as long as we are being environmentally friendly’… Till then my friends, take care and remember, we #Live in #Paradise, love our amazing island, do not litter, do not pollute willingly and as much as we can #GoGreen. As Mr. Andre Ciseau, the Chief Executive Officer at SPA said, ‘annou devlope pou nou fitir, tou aksyon ki nou pran annou fer li pou en meyer demen’ which in English means ‘let us develop for the future, all actions we do, do it for a better tomorrow.’ Indeed, wise words from a wise man. And just like my supervisor would always remind us, life is simple if you take it easy and sing a few songs here and there.
NB I didn’t manage to get a picture with the sweet and loving Ms. Freda who is the CEO’s PS and Mr. Ralph Charlette… two key figures aside the above who made my two weeks one never to forget.
Written by Melissa Jumaye