Wilberts ship, the Sage Sagittarius was built in the year 2000 and weighs in at 105,700 (DWT) dead weight tons and it carries an immense amount of coal. Later, from Australia we expect to learn how long it will take to fully load the ship with coal and turn around for the return trip to Kudamatsu, Japan. Wilbert’s looking forward to his first ‘liberty’ in Australia when he’ll be allowed to go off the ship.
In 2016 exports of coal out of Newcastle totalled 161 million tons, a new record, making it the most valuable export out of the State of New South Wales, Australia.
Wilbert was a Night High Scholar of A Better Chance Foundation at Siena College, Quezon City from 2006 to 2011. He was a member of the Bosch Class, as his entire class was sponsored by the Philippine Branch of the German Bosch Company, makers of power tools and after market automotive equipment. Wilbert then went on to become ABC’s College Scholar at the Maritime Academy of Asia and The Pacific, in Bataan Province, where he studied Marine Engineering. Again, he was a Bosch Scholar.
Congratulations Wilbert and our best wishes for blue skies and smooth sailing!