Just this month Philippine actor Diether Ocampo finished his Maritime training under the Philippine Center for Advanced Maritime Simulation and Training Inc.
Philcamsat Facebook page posted a video series titled ‘Sea of Stories’ where the actor narrated his training experience as a seafarer.
“Paano nga ba maging isang marino, mahirap ba o madali,” he asked at the start of the video.
He then recalled the sacrifices marinos or seafarers do for their families and for the country.
“Sa bawat araw na lumilipas na iniwan nila ang kanilang pamilya. Sa bawat araw na kailangan nila pagdaanan ang lahat ng unos, bagyo, sunog, nakilala ko kung sino ako nakilala ko kung sino ang mga Pilipino,” he added.
He was seen doing fire safety training and underwater training. He also talked to seafarers and a ship captain to show people the plight of Filipino seafarers.
“Akala natin sasakay lang ng barko kikita ng pera tapos na. Sa pagkakataong ito gusto magpasalamat sa lahat ng ginawa niyo at sa karanasan na makilala ko kayo,” he stated as the video ends.
Diether Ocampo has been inactive on screen for a while now but he was originally part of a group called “The Hunks” which was very popular in the early 2000s.