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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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Offshore for the Holidays, Episode 80

Offshore for the Holidays, Episode 80

Celebrate the Holidays even while Offshore It can be difficult when friends and families celebrate the holidays without you while you are working offshore. April Killian joins Ally Cedeno to talk about how to get the most out of your time offshore when you’re gone for...

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Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, Episode 79

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, Episode 79

Giving Tuesday is an Opportunity to Give Back Women Offshore is a 501(c)(3) supporting a diverse workforce on the water. On this podcast, founder Ally Cedeno talks about Giving Tuesday. Women Offshore works hard to support so many in the community, and donations go a...

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Navigating Pregnancy, Episode 77

Navigating Pregnancy, Episode 77

Being pregnant while working offshore creates unique challenges to consider. On this podcast, Jais Curry, our director of community outreach is back to discuss considerations before becoming pregnant when working offshore and things to think about after you find out...

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USMMA Female Midshipmen Speak Up, Episode 76

USMMA Female Midshipmen Speak Up, Episode 76

Female midshipmen from USMMA raise their voices for change. This episode contains content that may be alarming to some listeners. We advise listener and reader discretion. We do our best to hold these topics with sincerity, and we hope you’ll listen in only when you...

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Women Offshore Conference 2021, Episode 75

Women Offshore Conference 2021, Episode 75

We are excited to talk about our upcoming annual conference week on this podcast. Women Offshore is a 501(c)(3) supporting a diverse workforce off the water. Ally Cedeno, the founder of Women Offshore, is joined by Jais Curry, our director of community outreach, to...

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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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Safety Redefined

Safety Redefined

Safety, the s-word; it is everywhere in our industry. Just add the s-word and things will be good to go, right? Wrong. This methodology, using “safety” everywhere without understanding what it truly means for keeping people safe is dangerous, in itself.  I want to...

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