Listen: Life At Sea: A chief engineer’s experience, plus his 3 keynotes for young seafarers
Akinsoji’s 3 Keynotes for young seafarers
#2. Be disciplined and respectful
#3. Be dutiful
On the programme today, Olu Akinsoji shares with us his experience as a newly-promoted chief engineer in 1980.
Young and experienced on the job, Akinsoji had performed brilliantly, training cadets on their seatime on the vessel ‘Gongola Hope’.
But, his baptism into a bigger task on the position of chief engineer was both frightening and hilarious, after he had succeeded in taking a ‘limping’ River Niger from Lagos Nigeria to Liverpool in the UK.