Captain Paul Watson has turned command of the Farley Mowat over to 1st Officer Alex Cornelissen.
Alex, a citizen of the Netherlands, has been a crewmember on the Farley Mowat since the summer of 2002. He has been 1st Officer since April 2003.
Captain Watson has been looking for the right person for some time to transfer command of the Farley Mowat to. In Alex, he has found the right person. Alex is a very good navigator, deep-sea diver, and excellent 1st Officer who the crew respects greatly.