Women in Maritime

  • Congressman calls for release of Marines'...

    A veteran Marine infantry officer in Congress has called for the Defense Department to release the Marine Corps' full 900-page report on its months-long study on integrating women into ground combat jobs.

  • APEC Business Advisory Council calls for more...

    The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC) is urging the transport sector to promote women’s rights and equal rights regardless of gender, the woman behind Magsaysay Maritime Inc., the largest manning company in the country, has said.

  • 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.


  • Time to start inspiring women in the maritime...

    “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.

  • Theodore L. Gatchel: Politics vs. soldiers in...

    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.

  • Top Marine: “Women In Combat Is Nothing New”

    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.

  • Marine Aviator Flies Blue Angels to New Heights

    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.


Women ride the maritime career wave

Staking their claim in the maritime industry has in many cases been a constant battle for women, as they often have to work twice as hard as men for their efforts to be recognised. However, women at Elgin Brown & Hamer (EBH) Namibia are working and having fun in the maritime industry, despite finding themselves in a tough male-dominated industry.


MarPro Profile: Frances L. Keeler

Frances Keeler, Senior Counsel, Clyde & Co US LLP, might not necessarily be your typical ‘maritime professional’ but what she does on a daily basis is no less important to the waterfront – and the environment – than, for example, anything the builder of the best designed vessel in service today can put together. That’s because Keeler represents clients before various regulatory entities including the US EPA, California Air Resources Board and the local air pollution agencies on rule development, compliance issues, state and federal Clean Air Acts; district, state and federal regulatory development; Title V and equipment permitting, credit trading, global climate change.


IMarEST Welcomes Its First Female President

Jane Smallman CSci CMarSci FIMarEST was appointed 114th President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) at its 127th Annual General Meeting on Friday March 18, 2016. Smallman is the first woman to hold the position in the Institute’s 127-year history.