The Indonesian community on board celebrated 66 years of Independence with a customary flag-raising ceremony followed by tug of war and sack race competition, gala dinner, and full crew party. There have been some fun events which started a few weeks earlier in preparation for the day such as chess, ping pong, and dominoes tournaments. The flag raising ceremony took place on the bow of the ship with a great show of pride and tradition by many of the Indonesian crew. The gala dinner was enjoyed by the crew and the evening was capped off with a crew party on the bow, under the warm breezy Bermudian sky. Enjoy the pictures taken of the festivities.
Odir Rodriguez A is Veendam’s human resources manager.