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Bailey Puata

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"LIFE ON THE BOATS IS HARD WORK BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF REWARDS - THE KEY THING IS TO HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE AND A GOOD WORK ETHIC. ULTIMATELY, I WANT TO BE A SKIPPER!"

NAME: BAILEY PUATA

GREW UP: NELSON

LIVES: NELSON

ROLE: BOSUN

PATHWAY: ADVANCED DECKHAND - FISHING (ADH-F) CERTIFICATE

What Bailey loves most about being a Sealord fisherman is working hard as part of a team in all weathers at sea.

Fishing offshore in all weathers is a test for any fisherman but Bailey particularly enjoys the rare times when it is rough due to high swells.

“Yeah I like it when it is rough because it adds a bit of excitement to it. It makes you be a lot more aware and just adds another dimension
to it.”

Bailey has ambitions to become a qualified Skipper and have his own boat, so gaining qualifications is an important aspect of this journey.

“Last trip off, I got my Deck Hand ticket and I just finished my Working at Height course. I have also got my forklift license and am going to get my crane license soon.

“But the key thing is to have the right attitude. You’ve got to have a good work ethic that is definitely important, and be friendly and work together within a team.”

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