Conrad de Jesus is the heftiest person in his village. Standing 190 cm tall and weighing more than 90 kg, it’s no surprise that he makes a living by using his physicality. Seafaring was an obvious career choice, he told The Ken.
“You need a strong body and a strong mind. At sea, you work 12 hours a day, seven days a week. When it’s stormy, you vomit and get back to work. When you miss your family and you’re dying to see anything besides seawater, you get back to work,” he added.
De Jesus is an officer on watch, the third-highest ranking position in a ship’s crew.