A journey of a lifetime

A journey of a lifetime


Marcus Oldham Opinions
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Sailing seas to foreign ports is a common fantasy as we are growing up.

Sailing seas to foreign ports is a common fantasy as we are growing up.

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But the vision doesn’t usually include 5,000 head of towering Bos Indicus bullocks that need feeding, watering, and 24 hour continuous monitoring for their health and wellbeing. 

This experience gave me insight into many other cultures and why the live export industry is so important for many people.

Kari Moffat travelled on board a live export vessel.

Kari Moffat travelled on board a live export vessel.

But what an adventure! At 19, and the only girl sailing with forty men from up to four other cultures, you learn to adapt to new routine, absorb at close hand how other people think and all pull together to manage a journey that tests you daily. 

This experience gave me insight into many other cultures and why the live export industry is so important for many people. After that first shipment I was hooked, with not many jobs giving you the opportunity to see a whole supply chain. I continued sailing onboard for almost two years, visiting many countries, such as Vietnam, China and Indonesia, which has pushed me to further my studies with an interest in international trade.

Kari Moffat, Marcus Oldham College.
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