When shit started hitting the fan in chernarus the poeple where desperate for passage across the green sea to the percieved safety of turkey or better yet, western europe. Human traffickers become some of the most powerfull indiviuals whitin chernarus overnight, a fact Sietse Cirksema and the rest of the crew of a dutch cargoship named the `Zeejakker´ where well aware of as they lay at anchor several miles off the coast south of chernogorsk.
In the middle of the night a skiff crewed by Sietse and two other crewmen was lowered into the sea and departing towards the coast east of chernogorks to offer safe passage to any and all locals willing and able to pay the extortionate prices they demanded. About five minutes after they landed on the beach their get rich quik scheme already went sideways as a bunch of local thugs branding themselves as a communist militia rolled up in pickup trucks and demanded a cut of the profits. These talks turned into a shouting match and the crew opted to get back onto the skiff and go to miroslavl' instead. They thought they where being clever untill all the sudden the miltia opened fire on them, sinking the skiff and killing the two other crew members.
Ever since Sietse has been stuck in chernarus, barely making ends meet on his own and desperate for a way out.