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At the Helm of the Ocean Explorer

April 18, 2023

Operating a ship in Antarctica is similar to leading a “special forces operation in the military,” said Apostolos Kaknis, captain aboard the Ocean Explorer for Vantage Travel.

Tthe best way to deal with it is to “leave talented people to do their job.”

“I try to avoid micromanagement. To me, it’s better to leave people to do their job as they know,” he said.

Kaknis has been at the helm of the Ocean Explorer since the ship was delivered from a Chinese shipyard in 2021.