Women in Maritime

  • Saudi woman creates new record in Dubai

    Dr Mariam Saleh Binladen, a Saudi dentist and humanitarian, set a new record that added to her tally of world records, while crossing the Dubai Creek and the Dubai Water Canal, swimming a total distance of 24km last weekend. This event,

  • The women would be trained to chase and board...

    In a major step towards empowering women and greater gender parity, the Indian Coast Guard has become the first force to deploy female officers in combat roles on board its ships that patrol the country's maritime zone near the borders with Pakistan.

  • Skipper of first female round the world sailing...

    Nearly thirty years after it steered the first all-female crew around the world’s oceans, one of Britain’s most famous yachts, Maiden, is finally returning home after being rescued from a mouldering shipyard in the Indian Ocean.


Empowering women in the African maritime sector

Africa’s Blue Economy, job opportunities, mentorship, marine environmental protection and addressing gender-based violence, were at the core of the 9th regional conference of the Association of Women Managers in the Maritime Sector in Eastern and Southern Africa (WOMESA) held in Antananarivo, Madagascar.


First woman 1st Engineer in Greece’s historically male-dominated shipping industry

Greece has been a maritime nation since ancient times. Historically though, the maritime industry has been male-dominated and women usually did not pursue a career at sea. There was also an old saying-a superstition from another era that “women are bad luck at sea”. Gone is this myth nowadays; still shipping remains one of those industries which have the lowest number of women workforce.


Spotlight on women in maritime security

“The bottom line is that doubling your talent pool just makes sense”, said Chris Trelawny, IMO’s special Adviser on Maritime Security, as he opened the Women in Maritime Security conference held at IMO Headquarters (24 May).


Damen strengthens female presence in the maritime industry

Damen’s Head of Communications, Sylvia Boer, has recently been appointed President of the Netherlands chapter of WISTA – the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. WISTA the Netherlands was founded in 2000 and currently has 140 members from across the maritime industry.