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    Uchechi Okoronkwo, Nigeria.

    My career has been very fulfilling: I have always wanted to sail and loved fixing things so being a Marine Engineer is a dream come true. The Journey has been tumultuous but also very…

    June 1, 2020
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    Karna, Sweden.

    In my school, I wasn’t given a cadet opportunity on a container vessel. Because “you are a pretty girl, it’s nothing for you”. This was the words of the FEMALE student counsellor. To all…

    May 28, 2020
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    Ruxandra Stefanita, Romania.

    I love the fact that I’m not stuck in an office and the days are different. On my last 2 contracts, I’ve been an Environmental Officer taking care of the RWF, garbage, water and…

    May 18, 2020
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    Mary Jean Villaplaza, Philippines.

    When I finished Maritime school, I tried to submit my application to more than 52 companies in the Philippines but I failed, this is because they are always looking for those with experience. As…

    May 11, 2020
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    Londy Ngcobo, SouthAfrica.

    When the baby idea grew for my husband and I couldn’t imagine leaving our child behind to go back to sea but like saying “trust the timing of your life” when we found out…

    May 9, 2020
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    Carrie Norton

    I am stronger then I ever thought I could be.  Seven months ago today I was in the hospital giving birth to my second born, my beautiful daughter.  Women, both onshore and offshore ask…

    May 8, 2020