Second Mate on the Amazone
YOU WEAR A LIFE VEST NOT ONLY FOR YOURSELF, BUT ALSO FOR YOUR COLLEAGUES
Bas has worked as a Mate for many years, the last few years on the Amazone. In all those years, he has seen many near misses. But it can also go wrong. "Routine work is actually dangerous. If you have been working without a life vest for years, you tend to think: 'Nothing is going to happen to me.' But your colleagues would rather pull you out of the water alive."
Watch the whole interview with Bas here. Click on CC for subtitles.
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