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Celebrating a 25-Year Milestone!

Statendam‘s Stateroom Inspector Eka Setya Putra recently celebrated 25 years with HAL! A service award ceremony was held to commemorate this special occasion and present him with his award. Below is a fun Q & A with Eka. Congratulations!

From left: Hotel Director Jessica M. Schumann, Stateroom Inspector Eka Setya Putra and Master Albert Jan Schoonderbeek.

From left: Hotel Director Jessica M. Schumann, Stateroom Inspector Eka Setya Putra and Master Albert Jan Schoonderbeek.

Q & A:

How long have you been with the company?
Twenty-five years.

What ships have you been on?
Most of the DAM ships.

What brought you to ships?
Money and love.

What is one of the things you like best about working on ships?
Being able to visit other countries and experiencing the different cultures.

What is one of the greatest memories you have from working on the ships?
Working with Mr. Fekko Ebben, a former HM, who I view as my role model. He was extremely professional and efficient.

What are some of your favorite ports of call?
Europe, South Africa and South America.

Where is the one place you would like to go?
Heaven.

What are some of your past accomplishments?
Setting up new Signature ship as Team Building.

Where is home?
Tangerang, Indonesia.

Family?
I have a wife, Dewi Ratna Biduri and two kids, Tyara Labibah Nur Eka Putra and Raka Fauzan Fathin Nur Utama Putra.

What are your hobbies?
Anything with food. I love tasting different dishes from all of the different places I visit.

What is your motto in life?
Love it and you will get it.

What is your advice for a new employee?
If you love your job, no matter hard it is, it will be easy.

Is there something we do not know about you?
Of course, everyone has secret life.

If you could have a super power, what would it be?
The power to read minds.

Verlie Michelle Nelson is Statendam’s human resources manager.

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