Faridha Yusof gets motion of sickness when she board ship, but when the opportunity of joining (RMM) Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), she did not back stepped.
Instead, she joined RMN Sail Training Ship Tunas Samudera and said this is the biggest challenge she has faced and as a mariner she has to overcome with this.
“I had being to ship a number of times, yet I have vomited several times and I still get motion sickness.” Speaking about the training Penang-born lass said “The training on board is very tough and amid the training I have broken some of my bone too. It was in taekwondo I had broken my bones.”
“Work likes pulling the sail and working on board is very tough and it requires teamwork, all the tasks could not be done single hand, you need the support of somebody. When I remain above and the boat sails in full swing, I feel some vertigo still,” said the Penang-born lass.
Yousuf is among 20 midshipmen those are under training for 10-day. They are taking trips between Langkawi and RMN headquarters.
In addition to Yusof 16 pressmen were also called by the committee to be the part of a trip that will go for half-day. The trip will take place between Pulau Sembilan and harbor. Commander Vice Admiral of Royal Malaysian Navy Fleet, Datuk Seri Panglima Mohamed Roslan Mohamad Ramli said “Till date, nearly 8,600 people have been trained by them; this includes the officers from the Navy and other agencies civilians.”
He said “The objective of the fleet training program is to make the people understand about the life of a man who spends life at sea as well as to make people accustomed to various types of sailing challenges. The training remains tough as well as full of fun.”