Welcome, Sergiy, to #facesofseafair! Sergiy is a Chief Engineer from Ukraine. He comes from a long tradition of engineers - beginning with his great grandfather working as a steam locomotive driver. From early on, Sergiy approached his maritime career strategically. He knew that shipping companies would always prefer young and experienced seafarers. So, from the get-go, he made sure to secure contracts on different vessel types. This allowed him to gain the valuable experienc
Welcome Chief Engineer Ivan to #facesofseafair! Ivan is the first in his family to pursue a career in the maritime industry. With the encouragement of his friend, he joined a maritime academy to study marine engineering. While his first job as a wiper was difficult, he now enjoys his job as a chief engineer. His responsibilities range from learning about new technologies on the ship, to repairing mechanisms, to responding to emergency situations. On his last contract, the mai
Meet #facesofseafair Captain Illia who is from Ukraine. Inspired by his father, who is also a seafarer, Illia’s childhood dream was to become a Captain. He entered Odessa National Maritime Academy in 2008 and graduated with a Master’s degree. During his time at the Academy, he joined the cadetship program and has been at sea ever since. His goal was to one day wear the Captain’s shoes. Now, even after achieving his goal, Illia admits that he has more learning to do! With each
Meet Yegor - an AB from Ukraine and #FacesOfSeafair seafarer. Yegor is a prime example of where hard work and adaptability will get you. He first started off as an OS in 2011. After his first couple of contracts, he earned additional certificates and was promoted to AB. In the meantime, Yegor studied for an officer’s license and will be taking the next steps to certify his knowledge. With Yegor’s trajectory, he will soon be climbing the ladder to captain. Yet when Yegor made
A warm welcome for Greur! As a #facesofseafair seafarer, Greur represents the many multifaceted seafarers in the Seafair family. Greur started his last contract as an AB, but once his captain and crew manager took notice of his qualities, he was promoted to Bosun. When Greur graduated high school, he wanted to pursue electrical engineering. After receiving a maritime transportation scholarship, he decided to become a deck cadet instead. Greur dove into seafaring with the hope
Say hello to third engineer and our #facesofseafair seafarer: Ruslan! Ruslan discovered at a very young age that he would follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather who were both seafarers. For Ruslan, seafaring is a romantic job, and he enjoys all aspects of the work and being out at sea. He has come a long way in his professional expertise. On his first contract as an oiler right out of university, Ruslan and his fellow cadets were told by the captain to pull up
Jochrimar is a second officer from the Philippines, proud dad of Rita Flores, and our #facesofseafair seafarer. He is a passionate seafarer whose goal is to become a captain and to continue supporting his family financially. To become a seafarer, Jochrimar stresses the importance of having the knowledge, skills, and attitude required to survive at sea. Jochrimar graduated with a bachelors in marine transportation at Capitol University to prepare for his career as a seafarer.
This spotlight is on #facesofseafair seafarer Jyan! Jyan is a 3rd Officer from the Philippines, but she is also the creator of a popular seafarer vlog, @ShefarersJournal. As the eldest in the family, Jyan had not considered a maritime profession until her family encouraged her to pursue seafaring. It took courage and persistence to complete training and to find a good company, but Jyan has not looked back since. At sea, Jyan performs her favorite job: navigation. Although nav