Eugene Bergens, deck cadet for Desert Diamond Fishing, was promoted in July 2006 to the position as the first South African third officer on MV. Desert Diamond.

Eugene passed his South African Maritime Safety Authority Grade 4 Watch Keeping Certificate, as well as his Navigation Officer of the Watch (T1) at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, with three distinctions.

Management and the whole team aboard Desert Diamond congratulate Eugene on this remarkable achievement and wish him all the best for a successful career as a deck officer.

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Caption (l-r) Andries Bester-resourcing and development manager for Desert Diamond, Eugene Bergens