Women in Maritime

  • 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.

  • Mabus: Being combat-ready is not about gender

    As the military departments approach the Oct. 1 deadline to submit requests for exemptions to the policy for women serving in ground combat positions, there are two things that I, as secretary of the Navy, would like to make clear: First, the Marine Corps is the world’s foremost expeditionary fighting force, and every decision I make is purposefully in support of maximizing its combat effectiveness. Second, this question is about standards, not gender; gender alone is not a justification for prohibiting a Marine from serving in a position for which she is qualified.

  • Navy SEALs Ready to Open Doors to Women

    The commander of the Navy's special warfare units is recommending that the SEALs and combat crew jobs be opened to women, but he warns that women will have greater risk of injury and says the service may be pressured to adjust or lower standards for the jobs.

  • Marines see benefits to women in combat, as well...

    The Marine Corps general in charge of implementing a Pentagon plan to open ground combat jobs to women concluded there are benefits as well as significant risks to the proposal, and he outlined ways to eliminate most of an anticipated weakening of combat effectiveness during the transition, according to a document leaked Wednesday to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

  • Sea Hawk ‘Ice Breaker’ Superyacht Concept by Hawk...

    London-based design firm Hawk Yachts will be previewing a truly unique yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015 which kicked off yesterday. Dubbed the Sea Hawk, this superyacht aims at revolutionizing the yachting scene from all angles – it’s big, beautiful and incorporates fantastic and awe-modernistic features.


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.