Month: January 2018

Safety Specialist Esmeline Marques

Meet Esmeline Marques from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Esmeline is certified as a Safety Tecnhinician (CEFET-AL) and has worked on the water for the past 8 years.  She is currently an Occupational Safety Specialist on a pipe-laying vessel in the offshore oil fields of Brazil. A pipe-laying vessel is used in the construction of subsea infrastructures and serves to connect oil production platforms with onshore refineries.  It carries a heavy lift crane to install pumps and valves and equipment to lay pipe.  Some pipe-laying vessels are even capable of laying pipe in 2.5+ kilometer deep waters! As an Occupational Safety Specialist, Esmeline performs inspections,...

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Clara Gordon Main & Heroic Efforts of the Merchant Marine in WWII

If you’ve read my first three posts, you know by now that I tend to seek out the obscure stories. Not wanting to disappoint the readers, I have chosen to go back to the World War II well of inspiration for this month’s featured mariner. While the story of the Japanese attacking the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 has become seared into American’s minds over the years, there is another remarkable story from that day that will be the focus of our attention. The SS President Harrison, a ship under charter by the U.S....

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Deck Cadet Katie Marshall

Meet Katie Marshall from Melbourne, Australia. Katie is a deck cadet from the Australian Maritime College (AMC), where she’s earning a Bachelor’s Degree of Applied Science (Nautical Science) and a 3rd Mate License. At the time of this article, Katie is acquiring sea time and applying what she learned in the classroom at AMC on a platform supply vessel (PSV), which is designed to supply offshore oil fields. PSV’s range from 50 to 100 meters in length and accomplish a variety of tasks, including logistic support and transportation of goods, tools, equipment and personnel to and from offshore oil platforms...

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Healthy Living in an Unhealthy Environment, Part 1

Healthy living means different things to nearly everyone. There’s no right or wrong way to define healthy living, but I take this from Livestrong.com. “A healthy lifestyle leaves you fit, energetic and at reduced risk for disease, based on the choices you make about your daily habits. Good nutrition, daily exercise and adequate sleep are the foundations for continuing good health. Managing stress in positive ways, instead of through smoking or drinking alcohol, reduces wear and tear on your body at the hormonal level. For a longer and more comfortable life, put together your plan for a health lifestyle...

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She Sails Meetup 2018

Women Offshore is pleased to support the She Sails Meetup, hosted in Fall City, Washington, from January 19th-21st. She Sails Meetup is a place to gather with female mariners across the industry! Let’s meet! The She Sails Meetup is an event for female mariners around the world to all meet in one place.  This is an opportunity for community building, while attending and participating in discussion panels and workshops.  This year’s highlights will include guest speakers from Pacific Maritime Institute and SeaSisters.org. Megan started She Sails because she believes in community.  The She Sails Meetup was started by Megan...

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