Johannes -  deckhand (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
Johannes - deckhand (C) GREENPEACE / Sharomov
Johannes grew up in Japan and Germany (his father is Japanese and his mother is French/German. I asked him what he had wanted to be when he grew up. He pauses. "A policeman."

Despite that lofty aspiration, he ended up studying IT and came to New Zealand one and a half years ago- "I needed a break and needed to do something different."

One day he walked into the Greenpeace office in Auckland and said "hi, can I help?" And now here he is, doing night watch and power hosing the deck of the Rainbow Warrior.

He didn't know much about ships, so the last three weeks have been a steep learning curve. "It's been very interesting."