“ It’s vital , I have to go to te sea. This is my passion, my life” - TEHAHE Tauraa, Captain of the fishing vessel Vini Vini IX
Can you introduce yourself in a few words ?
My name is TEHAHE Tauraa, I'm 56 years old and I'm the Captain of the fishing vessel Vini Vini IX.
How many are you in the crew ?
We are a crew of 3 fishermen, plus me the Captain.
How is the cohabitation going ?
Isn't it too hard at sea ?
Oh no ! We are used to be together !
And the boat is well equipped.
There is everything we need in terms of comfort.
So for the sailors, it's very good.
It's like a second home ?
Yeah exactly ! We got air conditioned, there is everything, really everything.
So you must be satisfied about the confort of the ship ?
Oh yes ! I'm used to work on large fishing boat. At first when I was on the Vini Vini V, it was moving a lot, beacause it was a small vessel. And there were not enough space in the boat hold, when it hits ! We had to go back.
After only 2 or 3 days of fishing, the hold was full, it was better to go back.
While on the big boats, we can go all the way !