Jamaican Marine Engineer Set To Create History At Sea-Internship On Major Vessel
Seychelle Bailey is about to undertake what may be the most exciting journey of her life.
She is about to pursue her cadetship aboard the Carnival Cruise Linevessel as a marine engineer. It might not be the preferred career choice for most females, but Bailey has developed a love for the sea and its many vessels.
The 21-year-old Linstead, St Catherine, native, who is now residing in Harbour View, for school purposes, has carved her name in history by becoming the first Jamaican female to take this position aboard a Carnival Cruise Line vessel.
“I just want to go out there and do my best so that next year they will look to take back more cadets, especially females, because it’s a male-dominated field. They are already shining light on me as a female, so I have to work hard,” she told THE STAR.
“I just want everyone to know that with this programme, you have to want it; you have to be disciplined. It’s not only academics, and you have to have that discipline within to execute it. So when you see the pretty uniform, don’t feel like it easy. You have to develop a passion for it and make up your mind to excel.”
However, her journey to this point didn’t happen overnight.