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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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Mother Daughter Maritime Duo, Episode 56

Mother Daughter Maritime Duo, Episode 56

Yes! They. Are. Back! Mother-daughter duo Captain Sherri Hickman and Chief Mate Coronado Hickman have been featured before. You probably remember them from their feature navigating an ATB together a few years ago. This time, they're on the podcast, and they have new...

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Shipping Breast Milk from Offshore, Episode 54

Shipping Breast Milk from Offshore, Episode 54

Imagine working on a drill ship on the other side of the world. At home is your newborn baby. On the Women Offshore Podcast, Jais Curry, the director of Community Outreach, has been hosting a series on motherhood-related topics. Last episode, you learned about family...

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Family Planning While Working Offshore, Episode 53

Family Planning While Working Offshore, Episode 53

On the podcast, we are shining a light on motherhood offshore. Today's episode is specifically about family planning. Planning a family while perusing one's career dreams, can be difficult to navigate. They can seem like divergent opportunities; that a woman cannot...

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Motherhood Offshore Series, Episode 52

Motherhood Offshore Series, Episode 52

Do you know that even mothers work offshore? It's often a controversial or surprising topic to many, but there are mothers that have sea-going careers. On the next several episode of the Women Offshore Podcast, hear from women who balance their career dreams with...

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Maritime Career Day, Episode 51

Maritime Career Day, Episode 51

Join us on May 21st for a virtual career fair! The Women Offshore Foundation will host a virtual career day, Friday, May 21st, 2021. Attend panel discussions and exhibitor booths. Network with companies, hear from recruiting experts and learn about what it takes to...

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Offshore Lifestyle

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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