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Release a Man to Fight at Sea

Release a Man to Fight at Sea

During WWII, the US Coast Guard created the Women’s Reserve known as the SPARS, an acronym for, "Semper Paratus Always Ready." By December 7th of 1942, the United States was at war and all men between the ages of 21 and 45 were required to register for the draft....

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Working Out Offshore, Episode 69

Working Out Offshore, Episode 69

Are you an avid weightlifter? Gym addict? Fitness fanatic? If you work out a lot when you are on land, how does that change when you are offshore? For many, keeping up with their fitness journey offshore can be quite difficult and feel nearly impossible. This episode...

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Slow Down for Right Whales, Episode 68

Slow Down for Right Whales, Episode 68

The North Atlantic Right Whale needs your help. North Atlantic right whales were often found near shore, swimming slowly, and tended to float when killed, making them the "right" whale to kill. They were aggressively hunted, and their population dropped from peak...

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What is IoT? Get to know V2Subsea! Episode 67

What is IoT? Get to know V2Subsea! Episode 67

Have you heard about Iot? Today on the podcast we are learning about IoT, the "Internet of Things." IoT is the connection point between the physical world and the digital world in the maritime industry. Physical systems are now online, improving how ships are...

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A Career Resource: 10ure App, Episode 66

A Career Resource: 10ure App, Episode 66

Are you looking for a job right now? Or maybe you could benefit from an app to help organize your offshore credentials. If you fall into either of the previous categories, then this episode is for you. On the Women Offshore Podcast, we are learning about the 10ure...

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An Unconventional Move to IBM, Episode 65

An Unconventional Move to IBM, Episode 65

There are many different kinds of career paths in our community. At the Women Offshore Foundation, we provide support through resources and a worldwide community to accomplish career dreams. We know that experience offshore is valuable for career growth, and we have...

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Lactation Education, Episode 64

Lactation Education, Episode 64

Conversations around Motherhood continue on the Podcast. Episodes 52-57 of the Women Offshore Podcast were all about motherhood with Jais Curry, the director of community outreach. Now she is back with another episode. This time she speaks with Diana Ormond, founder...

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In Need of an Energy Boost?

In Need of an Energy Boost?

As your hitch offshore goes on your energy level slowly depletes. The shifts, the demands of your job, the socializing aspects, and the lack of days off duty, they all take their toll on your sleep. It’s hard to stay focused and energized. Thankfully, there are ways...

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A Technique to Fall Asleep Offshore

A Technique to Fall Asleep Offshore

How to fall asleep and stay asleep - a yogic hack. When you’re offshore, your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep is dramatically impacted. The 12 hour shifts, the night shifts, the changes of shifts half-way through your hitch, can play havoc with your circadian...

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Let’s Talk About Self Confidence

Let’s Talk About Self Confidence

Let’s talk about self confidence to achieve your goals. Think of your life as the vessel, and you have “the conn,” meaning you are in control of your vessel. What you’re not in control of are the adverse effects on the vessel; winds, currents, shallow depths, etc. You...

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Assault, Forgiveness, & Lessons Learned

Assault, Forgiveness, & Lessons Learned

Early in my career at sea, I joined an old feeder vessel in Jordan. I was on one of the smallest and oldest vessels in my company’s fleet. Due to its size, it traded in the Red Sea only between Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. I was a bit nervous before joining because...

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Little Red Boat on the Equator

Little Red Boat on the Equator

My career at sea started a few years ago when I was working as a pool deck supervisor on a cruise ship off the coast of Australia. During my time on board, I was inspired by the bridge officers to return to school to study navigation with the goal of one day becoming...

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