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At its first Annual Meet, Women International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA – India), the fastest growing WISTA International chapter, extends a helping hand to women professionals showing them the path for growth and progress in a male dominated business world.



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Cadets of marine engineering institutes are being provided training which is beyond their syllabus so that they are better equipped to face the present day challenges



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Determining causes and circumstances of marine accidents in order to raise the quality of seafaring



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2012 Maritime Training Technology Wrap-up
2012 has been a remarkable year for technology in maritime training and education. Therefore, I present in this article some of the current and emerging trends in maritime training technology for which 2012 will be remembered.



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Maritime Mentorship Spotlight on Mentor Lars Brandt
In today’s article you are going to meet the amazing engineer, mariner and maritime mentor, Lars Erik Brandt. Also, I'll provide a brief update on the international maritime mentoring community (which you are invited to visit right now and become a part of).



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WISTA India set to unleash the dominant force
Leading ladies from maritime sector come together to assert their equally important role in guiding the destiny of the industry



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How Can We Encourage Female Participation in the Maritime Industry? Role Models and Mentors.
According to the IMO: "Female seafarers are an under-utilized, underdeveloped but valuable resource that could provide part of the solution to the increasing problem of finding sufficient adequately trained personnel to manage and operate the world's growing and sophisticated merchant fleet." This article discusses one tool to help change that - role models and mentors.



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Maritime Mentorship Spotlight on Mentor Russ Garbutt
In today’s article you are going to read a bit about the International Maritime Mentoring Site, and meet an amazing maritime mentor, Capt. Russ Garbutt. I use the word “amazing” for many reasons, not the least of which is his willingness to improve the maritime industry by volunteering to share his 48 years of maritime experience with young or prospective maritime industry workers.



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Maritime Mentoring Community Now Available: Sign up and Spread the Word.
The maritime mentoring initiative will either be an amazing and valuable resource to the entire industry, or it will quietly fade away. The difference will be determined primarily by how well we get the word out. Please help spread the word (oh yes - and do join as well!)



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Web-based Mentoring in the Maritime Industry - An Introduction
Mentoring in the maritime industry is a long-held and incredibly valuable tradition. However, due to the unique nature of the maritime working environment, the opportunities to form and sustain mentoring relationships are actually very limited. Fortunately, these limitations can be overcome through web-based mentoring. This article discusses the potential for web-based mentoring in the maritime industry: what it is, whether it can work, and what its benefits are.



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