Uğur Angın, born in 1991 in Kadıköy, Istanbul, started his maritime journey during high school, eventually graduating from İTÜ. His first sea experience was in 2012 on a newly built tanker, and he has since transitioned to the ship agency sector, where he’s been active for over a decade. Believing in the importance of discipline and support in maritime, Uğur strives to be a harmonious team player both at sea and ashore.
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He considers his work as not ordinary. “It feels important to be in the role of key personnel in this scheme because a large portion of the world’s logistics needs are carried out by sea and many of humanity’s basic needs are provided via this route,” he remarks. “In the end, this is a challenging industry where it is essential to have standards that go above and beyond and to be familiar with numerous local laws,” he continues. He finds it enjoyable and honourable to be able to complete a mission of this magnitude. What he finds most fascinating about the field is how obscure it is. He says, “Those outside this industry could not imagine how these enormous vessels float, but this is precisely what we make it professional.”
Considering his field of expertise, he believes that the industry’s next big difficulty will be finding qualified employees. According to him, the marine industry has relatively flexible working hours, and since the younger generation is somewhat more settled than previous generations, their perception of the industry has changed.
There is a military hierarchy at the core of maritime, and he maintains that the only way to succeed is to work hard from the bottom up. The most crucial thing is that you can succeed in a career with morals and character. Regretfully, given where we are in the modern world, amenities and consumption are so important that it appears that this will keep qualified people from pursuing careers that require a lot of patience, he explains.
Upon graduating from marine high school, he immediately entered the industry. It is really challenging to comprehend marine service if one does not work on board. He believes that to perform well even on land, maritime service is crucial. The marine industry is influenced by the technological era as well, so for newcomers, he advises staying up to date on advancements and industry news.
He is someone who enjoys spending time with his loved ones and is fond of his family. For this reason, his time serving at sea was brief.
Because his score was sufficient, he picked the school on the advice of his tutoring instructor when he was a student who merely enjoyed swimming and had no knowledge of the industry. Naturally, the promised pay was far higher than in other industries, and he thinks that there is still a great chance of getting employment. He believes that those who claim to work in the marine industry because they love the sea, are telling lies since big pay is the only reason someone could pursue a career with such a broad scope and flexible schedules.