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Rosie the Driller

Rosie the Driller

On a drilling rig in the North Sea, Rosie Hutchins stood in the derrick. The derrick is a tower-like framework that supports the hoisting equipment that raises and lowers drill pipe. Rosie was strapped into a harness on a platform in the derrick called the monkey...

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Conference 2020 Recap, Episode 31

Conference 2020 Recap, Episode 31

Today on the Women Offshore Podcast, hear all about the 2020 virtual conference. Here at Women Offshore, we hosted a virtual event for our 3rd annual conference on October 2nd and 9th. Over the two days, attendees heard keynote speeches and panel discussions, learning...

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Cadet to Captain & Beyond, Episode 30

Cadet to Captain & Beyond, Episode 30

From a cadet at California Maritime Academy to captain with Chevron, Captain Amanda Wallace has had an exciting and successful career at sea. Captain Amanda Wallace's maritime interests began in High School through a program called Sea Scouts. Upon graduation in 2002,...

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Championing Women in Lebanon, Episode 29

Championing Women in Lebanon, Episode 29

Women were previously banned from working in the oil and gas and maritime industries in Lebanon. Now there are new laws and opportunities and a professor is leading the way to bridge the gender gap. At Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU), Lebanon’s preeminent...

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First Woman Offshore Lebanon, Episode 28

First Woman Offshore Lebanon, Episode 28

Earlier this year, offshore drilling operations began for the first time off the coast of Lebanon. Today, hear from the first woman to join the operation, Sara El Boustani. In February 2020, history was made off the coast of Lebanon as the drill ship Tungsten Explorer...

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All about Anger, Podcast Episode 27

All about Anger, Podcast Episode 27

It's no secret that working offshore has its challenges. At Women Offshore we believe that a career at sea can be exciting and fulfilling, taking people all over the world. It also has its challenges, and sometimes those arise in conflicts between crew members. On the...

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Make the Most out of Mentoring, Podcast Episode 26

Make the Most out of Mentoring, Podcast Episode 26

New on the Women Offshore Podcast, learn about mentoring virtually. For the past two years, we have operated a mentoring program at Women Offshore, called the Mentorship. This program virtually connects both mentors and mentees, and is designed for women anywhere in...

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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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Worst Mistake of My Career

Worst Mistake of My Career

Let's talk about failure. Can you remember a time in your life when you totally, utterly, completely screwed up? I am often asked why I switched from sailing on oil tankers to research vessels. The roundabout answer is that I was unhappy.  The simple answer is that I...

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Growing up in a Maritime Family

Growing up in a Maritime Family

Hello, my name is Coronado. When I introduce my name, I normally hear a multitude of questions, such as, “Wow, that is so unique. Where did it come from?” “What nationality is that?” And, “Okay, but what is your first name?” Typically, most people think that I’m...

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Walking for a Cure While Offshore

Walking for a Cure While Offshore

I work on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico as a camp boss. That sentence usually entices looks full of “Are you kidding me?” This conversation happens mostly when I am in Michigan where I was born and raised (and still live when my hitches are done). Up there, not a...

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