Below Deck: Meet 1/C 1st Assistant Engineer - 1/C Justin Limanek


Meet 1/C Justin Limanek, a Marine Engineering major from Sutton, Massachusetts, a small town in Worcester County with a population less than 10,000. 

Justin attended Sutton Elementary School and Sutton Middle School.  He graduated from Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton.

During Sea Term 2023, Justin is leading the way as part of the Senior Staff.  He is serving as the Cadet 1st Assistant Engineer

When asked about his responsibilities, Justin explained, “As a Cadet 1st Assistant Engineer, I am accountable for the actions of all the engineering cadets (1/C, 3/C, and 4/C) in Division 1. This includes both ensuring that all work is completed in a correct and timely manner and upholding the regimental standards that the Academy has in place.”

cadet in white uniform by ship

“Ensuring that everyone that all the cadets I am accountable for are in the right place at the right time doing the right thing.” is what Justin describes as his greatest challenge.

He is excited for Sea Term 2023 to begin.  “I am looking forward to the memories that will be created on my senior cruise. both on the training ship and in port.”

boiler in engine room