Category: female seafarer

Londy Ngcobo, Africa’s first female dredge master

Londy Ngcobo, an international Ship Navigation Officer and maritime advocate is Africa’s first female Dredge Master. As a woman in a male-dominated industry, Ngcobo said she’s very passionate about unlocking Africa’s Ocean Economy. As the first female Dredge Master in Africa, Ngcobo said “The realization when I passed out as a Dredge Master felt surreal,…

National WISTA Associations Offer Free Membership for Seafarers

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association announced a new initiative aimed at helping seafarers. WISTA Norway, WISTA UK, WISTA Singapore, WISTA Brazil, and WISTA Argentina have come together to offer free WISTA membership for seafarers through August 31, 2020. Membership allows seafarers to access the largest network of female managers in the shipping industry,…

International Women’s Day – equality in the economy

International Women’s Day speech by Nautilus executive officer Sascha Meijer, at the Union’s annual digital women’s day lunch Monday 9 March 2020 Check against delivery Colleagues Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. Women’s day is a day designated by the United Nations. Thousands events are organized today and the past…

Pay attention to equality ‘basics’ to encourage more women at sea, says ETO cadet Catherine Caseman

ETO cadet Catherine Caseman works on oil tankers. She says careers at sea could be more inclusive by getting the basics right – such a providing correctly fitting safety clothing, gender neutral documentation, and for companies to bring back support for chartership status. What is a typical day in your job? I have spent much…

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