Author: Women Offshore

Second Mate Max Kantor

Meet Max Kantor from Huntington Beach, California. Max is a graduate of California Maritime Academy, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Transportation and a USCG Unlimited Tonnage Third Mate License. For almost 7 years, Max has worked on the water. She has experience on a research vessel, crude oil tankers and tugs. Max upgraded her Third Mate License and now holds a USCG Second Mate License. She has also earned a USCG 1600 Tons Master’s License. When we heard about what Max had been up to recently, we were excited to feature her career. Max currently works...

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Environmental Officer Angela Sampson

Meet Angela Sampson from Plymouth, Massachusetts. Angela has a Bachelor’s Degree from Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Marine Safety and Environmental Protection, as well as a Master’s Degree from University of Edinburgh in Scotland in Environmental Sustainability. Angela worked as an Environmental Officer for 6 years on cruise ships. She took her experience ashore recently to become an Environmental Health and Safety Engineer at a toy company. We caught up with Angela to learn about her time on cruise ships, as the first American female officer in her fleet: Angela, what inspired you to work on the water? “My Dad is...

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Assistant Drilling Supervisor Kamia Craveiro

Meet Kamia Espirito Santo Craveiro from Luanda, Angola. Kamia has a Master’s Degree in Geological and Mining Engineering and currently works in the offshore Angolan oilfields. As an Assistant Drilling and Completion Supervisor, Kamia assists the Drilling and Completion Supervisor with drilling operations by monitoring drilling parameters and the hole cleaning, while tracking performance key indicators (PKIs). Her other tasks include overseeing drilling equipment coming to and from the rig. We were fortunate to connect with Kamia through one of our guest bloggers, Craig Gary, who worked with Kamia in Angola. Kamia has worked offshore for nearly two years...

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Deckhand Kate Geister

Meet Kate Geister from Frankfort, Michigan.  Kate works as a deckhand on an expeditionary cruise ship that travels from the United States to Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize. As a deckhand, Kate is an expert line handler for docking and undocking her vessel.  She also assists her ship’s officers by keeping a watchful eye on vessel traffic, navigational hazards, and of course, marine life. Growing up on the Great Lakes, Kate was inspired to work on the water.  She found her calling.  “Being out at sea has changed my life and my soul.  I am a better person...

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Captain Sondra Kilian

Meet Captain Sondra Kilian from Charleston, South Carolina. Captain Sondra has a Bachelor’s Degree in Vessel Operations and Technology from Maine Maritime Academy.  She currently holds a 1600GT/3000GT Master’s License Upon Oceans and an Officer Endorsement of Master of Towing. Captain Sondra has been working on the water for 10 years in the Southeast U.S., Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean. At the time of this writing, Captain Kilian was 38 weeks pregnant and opened up to expose the ins and outs of the maritime industry, on the road for a female mariner to be able to ‘have it all’...

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