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Meet Mentor Tuuli Messer-Bookman

Meet Mentor Tuuli Messer-Bookman

Meet Tuuli Messer-Bookman, who believes you make your life happen. “You craft and create the life you want by your choices and decisions at life's buffet.”  Tuuli is originally from Sausalito, CA, where she grew up on a wooden sailboat. She lived aboard boats in...

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Norway’s First Female Pilot

Norway’s First Female Pilot

She just finished school in Norway and was “a 19-year-old rebel,” admits Captain Breivik about her younger self. She didn’t know what to do next, but Solgunn Hamme Breivik certainly never expected to make history. The unemployment office woman took note of this...

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Podcast

Ally is back! Episode 126

Ally is back! Episode 126

The founder and president is back on the podcast! The main host of the Women Offshore Podcast, Ally Cedeno, is back from maternity leave! She updates you on how transitioning into motherhood has gone, as well as how she is preparing to go back offshore! Have a listen...

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Offshore Lifestyle

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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