Alex, Deckhand (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
Alex is a deckhand onboard. He's British. Very British. In fact he sounds suspiciously like one of the Famous Five. Alex likes classical music, the colour scarlet and welcoming people on board the ship during open days.
"I like people who are enthusiastic and interested." Working for Greenpeace was always an aspiration. " I used to work in the UK as project manager for Cafe; Direct, one of the world's biggest fair trade brands. And I had always pictured myself getting married and having children. When this didn't happen by the time I was 30, I suddenly felt quite free and let it all go and went to sea. "
After working on private yachts for a while, he found a way to mix sailing with some of the issue-based campaigning he'd been doing before. "Greenpeace was perfect for this."
Despite being with Greenpeace for only four weeks. Alex says without reservation that the organisation is the most professional he's ever come across when it comes how it runs its ships. "This is probably the most professional ship I've ever been on. There is a real focus on safety."