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Father and Daughter Pilot Bulker Out to Sea

By Ally Cedeno 2018-06-25 16:20:00

It is not every day that a father can tag along with his daughter in her profession. It is exceptionally rare when a daughter is a professional mariner. Recently, a father joined his daughter on board a bulk carrier that she navigated outbound Norrköping, Sweden. Captain Hanna Odengrund, from Norrköping, Sweden, is a role model in the online community of Women Offshore. She is a graduate of Kalmar Maritime Academy and a master and pilot on unlimited tonnage vessels. Captain...

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Amiria Macbeth Shares Her 15-Year Career at Sea

By Ally Cedeno 2018-06-09 18:26:54

Meet Amiria Macbeth from Brisbane, Australia. Amiria has worked on the water for 15 years. After high school, she found her career in the offshore oil and gas fields of Australia. As a Service Technician offshore, Amiria is involved in many tasks: rigging, crane and mooring operations, building scaffolding, involvement in helicopter operations, waste management and logistics, rescue and firefighting roles and coxswain of lifeboats, as well as the maintenance of deck and lifesaving equipment. Amiria attended high school in...

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Success for Offshore Project Engineer Bianca Behrmann

By Ally Cedeno 2018-05-26 21:43:57

A successful career at sea doesn’t necessarily require higher education. Take for example, Bianca Behrmann from Rotterdam, Netherlands. Bianca is a project engineer in the North Sea and has eight years of experience working offshore.  Her first job on the water was as a crew coordinator, in charge of her crew's logistics to and from their vessel. At the time of this writing, Bianca was on a vessel conducting the testing and termination of a cable that was installed by...

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From left to right: Chief Officer is Alaina Basciano, Captain Kristin Mangold and Second Officer Alexandra Hagerty

The Female Crew of the USNS Henson

By Ally Cedeno 2018-05-20 18:44:04

It's a quiet morning on the USNS Henson in the North Pacific Ocean. The captain visits the bridge at 0600 to check the vessel's position on the chart and speak with her chief officer. These two women are the command team of the 100-meter long Henson, an oceanographic survey vessel that transits the globe. Captain Kristin Mangold is the Henson's Master. Her love of being on the water was inherited from her father who encouraged her to attend Texas Maritime...

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Women in a Wheelhouse, a Family’s Calling

By Ally Cedeno 2018-05-12 21:46:56

A woman in the maritime industry is a pioneer. On most vessels during her career, a woman will be one of the only females on board. Of the 1.6 million seafarers worldwide, there are approximately 32,000 women sailing the high seas and inland waterways; women making up just two percent of the industry. Women Offshore recently learned of a female maritime pilot who received an assignment to pilot an articulated tug and barge (ATB) out to sea. On board that...

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