Women in Maritime

  • Difficult to recruit and retain both men and...

    The problems affecting recruiting and retaining women in shipping are the same as those that affect encouraging men to work to the industry, a panel told attendees at the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) seminar at London International Shipping Week (LISW).

  • Delhi HC in favor of Navy Women Officers

    In a major relief for women naval officers, Delhi High Court allowed a bunch of pleas seeking permanent commission for them in the force, saying sexist bias and service bias would not be allowed to block progress of women.

  • Delhi HC breaks the glass ceiling for women in...

    The Court said women officers serving in the Navy should be offered permanent commissions once they complete their short service stints. Slamming the “sexist bias” that appears to have “blocked the progress of women”, a Delhi High Court bench on Friday said women officers serving in the Navy should be offered permanent commissions once they complete their short service stints.

  • Navy secretary wants Marine infantry open to women

    Marine infantry and special operations specialties will soon open to women, if the head of the Secretary of the Navy gets his way. As deadlines loom on decisions about whether to allow women into front-line combat jobs, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus called for opening all billets to female troops who can meet the rigorous standards.

  • Women in maritime: 2015 is Africa's year for...

    On 26 August, Lieutenant Commander Zimasa Mabela took command of the SAS Umhloti, a South African Navy Mine Counter Measure Vessel. In doing so, she became the first woman to take charge of a South African naval ship.

  • WISTA-UK and UKTI to host event during LISW

    The Women's International Shipping & Trading Association – UK (WISTA-UK), in conjunction with UKTI, will again be hosting a series of free events, seminars, and workshops during the first day of London International Shipping Week (LISW), September 7. LISW will run from September 7-11. Topics will cover women in command, maritime incidents, and the River Thames.

  • Careers under sail

    TWO Perth women have snapped up scholarships from the State Government encouraging women into non-traditional fields of work.


Molly Marine dedicated at Marine Corps Museum

The Molly Marine statue erected in New Orleans in 1943 symbolizes different qualities to different people. Poise, professionalism, possibility, courage, commitment, faithfulness, sacrifice, honor and integrity were all terms invoked by speakers at the dedication of the replica of Molly now in place at the NationalMuseum of the Marine Corps.