Women in Maritime

  • Adm. Linda Fagan becomes U.S. Coast Guard's...

    Adm. Linda L. Fagan became the first female vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard and its first female four-star admiral. In a ceremony at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, Adm. Fagan relieved outgoing vice commandant Adm. Charles W. Ray. 

     

  • WMU's Empowering Women Programme gains UN...

    The World Maritime University’s (WMU) research and capacity-building program on Empowering Women for the UN Decade of Ocean Science (Empowering Women Programme) has been endorsed as a "Decade Action" by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO). 

     

  • Petrofac Names Director to Lead New and...

    Petrofac, a company for years known as simply an oilfield services provider, is transforming into an energy services firm with increasing involvement in the offshore wind business in recent years.

     

  • H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek wins the “Shiptek Award...

    H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek, Advisor to the Minister for Maritime Transport, Affairs, The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure won the “Shiptek Award for Maritime Competitiveness & Leadership” at the Shiptek International Maritime Awards 2021. The award ceremony was held on June 7, 2021, at the Al Wasl Ballroom, Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai.

     

  • Royal Navy appoints its first female Admiral

    For the first time in the centuries-long history of the Royal Navy, a female officer will be appointed to the rank of admiral. Commodore Jude Terry, who has served for nearly a quarter of a century, has been selected for promotion to rear admiral – making her the most senior woman in the Royal Navy, past or present.

     

  • Britannia P&I appoints general manager for B...

    Britannia P&I has appointed Kate Kim as B Korea’s General Manager. She will take up her position on 1 May 2021 where her key focus will be to build and further strengthen relationships with Members and provide them with tailored, high quality services.

     

  • White House nominates USCG's first female...

    The White House has nominated Vice Adm. Linda L. Fagan to be the next Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, marking the first time that a woman is set to become a four-star admiral in the service. 

     

  • Virgin Voyages forges ahead with third cruise ship

    The new cruise line Virgin Voyages may have had its operations delayed by the pandemic, but it is still moving ahead with a planned four-ship series. On Monday, in honor of International Women's Day, the company announced that its third vessel will deliver next summer and will take a name that aligns with the times.

     

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Strategic partnership to empower port women

More women are joining the maritime ranks in a variety of professions within the industry. To encourage this trend and with a view to continuing the momentum to empower women in the maritime community, IMO supported two virtual training courses aimed at female officials from maritime and port authorities.

 
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WMU's Empowering Women Programme gains UN endorsement

The World Maritime University’s (WMU) research and capacity-building program on Empowering Women for the UN Decade of Ocean Science (Empowering Women Programme) has been endorsed as a "Decade Action" by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO). 

 
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