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5 young women working on a variety of roles and vessels in the Marine industry share their experiences, advice and tips on working in this male-dominated environment.



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In time for International Women's Day, we explored the issues women face when working out at sea. The benefits of a marine career are real and tangible, so we wondered why it's not a path that a huge number of young women are going down...



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To assist some 30,000 coastwise merchant seamen of WW II who were employed on tugs and barges that carried bulk war materials to the various defense plants located along the Atlantic, Pacific andf Gulf Coasts. The crew of some of these barges were made up of families during the summer months. Both women and children manned the barges during during school breaks. Many elderly seamen sailed on these barges, some officially documented, other not. Due to three known government actions, many of their records have been destroyed/denied, causing them to require other means of proving their service.

Posted to Coastwise Merchant Seamen of WW II by Don Horton on 2/4/2011 7:05:53 PM | with 2 comments


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Germanischer Lloyd has begun offering training to those seafarers wanting to come ashore and make it big

Posted to Now GL also helps to raise the bar ashore by Joseph Fonseca on 4/26/2010 2:31:28 PM | with 2 comments


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Encouraging more youth into seafaring

Posted to Seafaring a career of opportunities by Joseph Fonseca on 4/5/2010 4:21:14 PM | with 3 comments


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In Rememberance of Piper Cameron
Message in rememberance of Piper Cameron. Photo featuring Katie Wixom, Pacific Maritime Institute student, on the tug Lauren Foss in the Gulf of Mexico in 2009 (courtesy Katie Wixom).

Posted to MarineNews Notes by Raina Clark on 12/9/2009 4:28:10 PM | with 0 comments


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Diverse Submarine Force
The Navy Times recently reported that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Secretary of the Navy released statements suggesting that women should serve aboard U.S. Navy submarines. But will the cost of reconfiguring submarines prohibit integration of the force?

Posted to Subsea by Chuck Bunton on 10/19/2009 6:27:41 PM | with 5 comments


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Women on Tugs
MarineNews Notes: Asides from Raina Clark, the Managing Editor of MarineNews, the source for offshore, coastal and inland waterways happenings.

Posted to MarineNews Notes by Raina Clark on 10/14/2009 1:57:17 PM | with 1 comments


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