Statendam’s Indonesian Independence Day Flag Raising Ceremony took place on August 17, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. on the bow of the ship. The Alaskan weather had been rainy but let up just in time for the ceremony. Several of the crew and officers showed up to show appreciation for our Indonesian crew members. Later, after Ramadhan, we continued the celebrations and tournaments. Here are some photos from the flag raising ceremony taken by Concessionaire Calrton Barriffe.
Verlie Nelson is Statendam’s human resources manager.