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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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Field Drilling Engineer Leilani Rebolledo

By Lauren VanGenne 2018-06-02 19:38:24

Meet Leilani Rebolledo, alumna of the University of Southern California with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, focusing on the petroleum industry. Leilani is a Field Drilling Engineer in the offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico. Leilani began her offshore career two years ago. She is touted as a highly motivated individual, inspired by the dynamic environment offshore. "I was inspired to work offshore because of the incredible work opportunities, challenges and engineering advancements that I would be exposed...

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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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Whales of Antarctica and the Arctic

By Robert C. Brears 2018-03-07 18:24:02

Whales are the world’s largest mammals, found in the Arctic and Antarctica. Here are some of the major species you may see on voyages to these remarkable areas.  Humpback whales commuting to warmer waters The humpback whale has a small dorsal fin with a distinctive hump at the front. Their tails have a unique black and white pattern, enabling individuals to be identified. These whales are one of the most active whale species, with behavior that includes breaching, slapping their...

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Advanced Training for the Maritime Security Sector

By David Stone, MA MSc CMAS CAS-MSM 2017-10-24 17:36:59

The International Association of Maritime Security Professionals (IAMSP) is committed to the professionalization of security within the maritime domain. It accomplishes this through advanced training, research and the participation in the development of standards. As part of these efforts, it has rolled out an innovative certification structure that is intended to meet the unique challenges in this environment. The IAMSP recognizes that the maritime industry is facing several unique challenges. The first of these challenges involves the nature of the...

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Crowley Launches a Rare Benefit: Parental Leave

By MarEx 2017-07-25 19:44:43

Crowley Maritime employee and father Ezra Clark is taking advantage of a new benefit for employees that is uncommon in American business: 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave.  “It really means a lot that the company supports me and other employees as new parents. It keeps our family life more stable. I can be there for the important medical events and treatments for our son, Kingston, and know we have the time together, full benefits and the resources that...

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Vote Now: U.S. Coast Guard Photo of the Year

By U.S. Coast Guard News 2017-03-28 18:38:52

The Coast Guard’s annual Shutter Shootout coincides with NCAA’s March Madness. This is a contest to allow our Coast Guard fans and followers the chance to choose the top Coast Guard photo of the year. Visit our Facebook page and tell us which photos have your vote by giving them a “like” or “love.” May the best photo win! Secretaries Cup The U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy participated...

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Everyone Can Benefit from a Coach

By Paul Ferdais 2017-03-03 14:24:03

Leadership workshop participants often ask me what the most important thing is for them to learn. My answer is always the same: pay attention to how you behave with others. It’s not always about learning something new, but rather to change or stop something in our behavior that may impact others negatively. For leaders who genuinely want to excel in their role, personal and professional development is important. And a good place to start this development is with a coach. A leader,...

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