Vick Moran is a former Canadian Navy sailor who's ship ended up dead in the water after shore facilities shut down in the Black Sea during the outbreak. He worked on the ships as a maintenance technician, fixing anything from clogged toilets to turbine engines. He was also a seasoned outdoorsman. Back home, he was an avid hunter and fisherman, skills he had been taught by his father Hank from the time he was old enough to hold a rod or rifle. His ship, HMCS Antigonish, was on patrol in the Black Sea shortly after the crisis in Crimea when there was a fire in the engine room which irreparably damaged the propulsion engines. In what can only be described as a perfect storm, this happened as the Outbreak was reaching it's climax, and therefore no help could be sent from ashore. The crew had no choice, they just had to wait.
After a month, food started to run out, and there was a mutiny. A new hierarchy was established and the former Commanding Officer beheaded. What food was left was unfairly rationed between the loyal crew and the new leaders, claiming the strong need more food to get everyone out of this mess. As expected, men and women slowly began to die, either from malnourishment, or to be made examples of to the remaining crew. With no other resources and fresh water levels dangerously low, what little crew remained began to turn on each other, some even resorting to cannibalism to survive. Vick did what he had to to survive that nightmare, and although he'd never admit it, even to himself, he'd acquired the taste. But he couldn't just sit on this dead ship and wait to become a meal himself, and so, one night, Vick decided he'd rather take his chances with the monsters on land than live with the ones at sea. He secretly deployed one of the ship's rescue boats and made for the first piece of land (Chernarus) he could see. He had no idea what to expect when he got to shore, but he was determined to survive and see his home and family again.