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Meet Kim Asher, Part II

Meet Kim Asher, Part II

Kim is one of the few transwomen in the offshore sector globally. Her path has not always been an easy one. Remembering the beginning of her transition Kim recounted, “The first day I went into work socially transitioned was perhaps one of the hardest days of my...

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Meet Kim Asher, Part I

Meet Kim Asher, Part I

When I think about Kim Asher the first word that comes to mind is advocate. Before I explain why, I would like to take some time to introduce you to this amazing woman. This will be a two-part blog series. Kim has worked in the offshore industry for 12 years now....

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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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Meet Marine Biologist Claudia Erber, Episode 112

Meet Marine Biologist Claudia Erber, Episode 112

Meet Claudia Erber In episode 112, Christine chats with Claudia Erber, a Brazilian marine biologist living in Norway. Since 1996, Claudia has been involved in various projects relating to the environmental impact of the energy industry on the marine environment....

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Pregnancy Update & New Hosts! Episode 110

Pregnancy Update & New Hosts! Episode 110

In episode 110, Ally shares more about her pregnancy journey as she approaches her baby's due date. As Ally prepares for her maternity leave, she introduces listeners to Christine MacMillan and April Killian, new hosts for the Women Offshore podcast. Get to know...

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Meet Elijah Herman, Episode 109

Meet Elijah Herman, Episode 109

The Women Offshore community has always been proud of its diverse members and representing those with marginalized gender identities and expressions. In episode 108, hear from a member of our Women Offshore community named Elijah Herman. Elijah graduated from the...

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Inclusion Summit Event 2022, Episode 107

Inclusion Summit Event 2022, Episode 107

Join Us for Inclusion Summit Event 2022! In episode 107, Ally Cedeno shares about the upcoming Inclusion Summit Event taking place on August 3rd, 2022. This is the first event of its kind in the maritime industry that will guide you through what’s needed to build...

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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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How You Can Empower Women at Sea

How You Can Empower Women at Sea

Empower women by maintaining an inclusive environment on your vessel.Today, countries and organizations around the world celebrate World Maritime Day. Under the theme, "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community," World Maritime Day is an opportunity to...

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First Time Working Offshore

First Time Working Offshore

Are you heading offshore soon for the first time? Below, learn what to expect when you depart for your vessel! Over the course of my offshore career, I have bounced around to almost ten different offshore drilling rigs. Each one became home for a period of time in my...

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