Melvin Both: Captain at RET on Fast Ferry De Nieuwe Prins (The New Prince)
After having studied Retail and recovering from a long period of sickness, he decided to change tack. He chose for a calm and relaxed approach to finding the right career path. Both: ‘I was looking for something that I really like. I began working in the nautical industry and while I worked I also received training and got my diplomas for inland shipping. Sailing is my calling!’
Our beautiful Rotterdam harbour!
Both: ‘In April 2013, I got in touch with TOS through a colleague. This worked out nicely: a pleasant work relationship and a good collaboration. Standing strong together! The sailing area (Hook of Holland – Second Maasvlakte) is really great. I work with fun colleagues and I enjoy the contact with the passengers. During each trip, we try to make it an unforgettable experience. Each hour, we sail past the seals, so close to home in our beautiful Rotterdam harbour! Every day is a great new day, working on De Nieuwe Prins. Especially with the diversity of passengers on board: groups with fully-decorated scoot-mobiles, Solex tours, exchange programme students from different countries and cultures, to even goodbye parties. Very diverse and always a good atmosphere!’