The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), Nigeria has urged the National Assembly to organise a public hearing on Piracy preparatory to passing the Armed Robbery at Sea Bill into law.
The image of an olive-skinned man or a “barako” who has “a girl in every port” usually comes to mind when one mentions the word seafarer. The stereotype stems from the dominance of men in the maritime industry since the country started its massive labor export in the 1970s.
An international conference on empowering female maritime workers brought together over 100 academics, union representatives, merchant navy and naval officers and representatives of international maritime organisations in Barcelona on the 23rd of May.
Southeast Asian nations are prioritising spending on their navies and coastguards amid rising tensions in the South China Sea, but as their capabilities grow, so does the risk that any confrontation in the contested waterway will be harder to contain.
Cayman Enterprise City to combine the seafaring heritage of the Cayman Islands with its future as a 21st century knowledge-based global economic hub.
Maritime industry representatives, the officials who formulate maritime policy in Europe's ports, will arrive at the port of Piraeus from May 28 to 31, to celebrate the European Maritime Day 2015 as GreekReporter website writes.
“A woman’s place is any place that a man can be” – this powerful phrase spoken by Captain Helene Peter-Davies at WISTA-UK’s Women in Command session during London International Shipping Week left a positive lasting impression on all those who attended.
President Obama has initiated his latest effort to implement his promise to fundamentally transform the United States. It consists of opening all positions in the military to women regardless of the impact such a change might have on combat effectiveness.
While speaking at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia on October 1, the Corps’ new commandant, Gen. Robert Neller, claimed that the ongoing debate over opening all jobs to women is not about women in combat, but about women in specific occupational specialties.
Becoming the first woman to perform as a Blue Angels pilot has definitely been a high point for Capt. Katie Higgins. It is an honor to wear the famous blue and gold flight suit, she said, but it might surprise some people to learn that it hasn't been the pinnacle of her career as a Marine aviator.
Activist-artist Shannon McCarthy, a former Santa Cruz resident who now lives in Oahu, will be back to in Santa Cruz next week to talk about marine debris and its impact on oceans.
Reflecting the growing convergence of their individual interests in the Indo-Pacific region, India, US and Japan have agreed to work together to maintain maritime security through greater collaboration.
Kayla Barron stepped aboard the USS Maine two years ago with its crew of about five women — and 160 men. She was undaunted.