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Drauyawa Named Best Deck Cadet of the Year

21 year old Josevata Drauyawa was awarded the best deck cadet of the year during World Maritime Day Celebration and Maritime Careers Exposition 2016 at the Fiji Maritime Academy at
26 Oct 2016 11:00
Drauyawa Named Best Deck Cadet of the Year
From left; Permanent Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, Paul Bayly, Best Deck-Cadet of the year Josevata Drauyawa, Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji chief executive officer John Tunidau and Fiji Maritime Academy chief executive officer Captain Anura Herath. Photo: MOIT.

21 year old Josevata Drauyawa was awarded the best deck cadet of the year during World Maritime Day Celebration and Maritime Careers Exposition 2016 at the Fiji Maritime Academy at Laucala, Suva last Friday.

Drauyawa is a deck-cadet for Government Shipping Services (GSS).

He completed his Year 12 at Nasinu Secondary School in 2012 before moving to Fiji Maritime Academy (FMA) in 2013.

He said he had wanted be an accountant but his uncle wanted him to join FMA.

Drauyawa started his stage one in trade diploma in nautical science in 2013 for seven months, before he moved to the GSS for his nine months industrial attachment.

“Looking for vessel to do my industrial attachments was not easy,” he said.

For his stage two, Drauyawa boarded the GSS vessel Rogovoka in 2014 and he completed his 9 months industrial attachments on the vessel Iloilovatu.

He went back to do his stage three at FMA in 2015.

In July 2015 he was one of the deck cadets at GSS who was chosen to go to Malaysia to deliver the new government vessel Cagivou under Captain Pauliasi Vakaloloma.

At the moment Drauyawa is now with GSS doing his stage four industrial attachments on the vessel Iloilovatu. He will complete his attachment next year February.

He was a private student in 2013 and in 2014 he was one of the successful applicants sponsored by GSS apprentice scheme.

Drauyawa is looking forward to graduate for diploma in nautical science once he completes his stage five.

GSS Fleet Superintendent Ratu Iliesa Raketekete said the World Maritime Committee in Fiji was the one who decided on the awards.

Raketekete said out of the ten deck cadets at GSS, they had chosen Drauyawa as the best.

He said Drauyawa was a very hard working man. “He always listens and does what he is told to do while at work.”

Raketekete said Victoria Marine Limited was the main sponsor for all the awards.

Drauyawa hails from Lovu village in Gau. He is the second youngest of the four brothers.

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