This picture was taken during a crew lifeboat training on a nice sunny Sunday. Exactly one week before the Nieuw Amsterdam’s inauguration, the crew on board started to get ready to receive passengers. A part of getting ready is the ‘know before we go project,’ where all crew members get training in operating all safety and lifesaving equipment to assure a safe ship.
In this picture, Deck Department Administration Officer, Dirk van der Raadt, is conducting a training on Lifeboat 1 while passing the bow of the Nieuw Amsterdam. Other crew members on board were Bryant Givela (barman), Kadek Agus Indrawan (restaurant steward), Setiobudi (restaurant steward), Jon April Tarigan (assistant steward), Indra Ferial (restaurant steward) and Pande Komang Riksa (assistant steward).
Mary Moore, blog contributor based at the yard, also sent us these photos of the crew practicing the fire and boat drill:
Tim Lodder is Nieuw Amsterdam’s navigation officer