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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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Support through Innovation: Seacode, Episode 49

Support through Innovation: Seacode, Episode 49

Hafnia, BW Group, and Shell partnered to run a first of its kind innovation program called “Women in Maritime Lab." Thanks to the Women in Maritime Lab this year, innovative ideas were gathered from people of all genders on the challenges faced by women in maritime....

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ISWAN SeafarerHelp Hotline, Episode 48

ISWAN SeafarerHelp Hotline, Episode 48

Episode 48 continues the conversation around Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment (SASH) by highlighting the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN). ISWAN’s mission is to promote and support the welfare of seafarers and their families all over...

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Victim Advocacy & Support, Episode 47

Victim Advocacy & Support, Episode 47

Steward: "Chief Officer, have a minute?" Chief Officer: "Sure, Steward. What’s up?" Steward: "I’ve been sexually assaulted and need your help." What are the next steps the Chief Officer should take? How would you respond? Episode 47 of the Women Offshore Podcast...

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#metoo in Shipping, Episode 46

#metoo in Shipping, Episode 46

Listener & Reader Discretion Advised This episode contains content that may be alarming to some listeners. We advise listener and reader discretion. Specific stories related to sexual assault and sexual harassment (SASH) are played between 7 minutes 46 seconds and...

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Seeking Safer Waves, Episode 45

Seeking Safer Waves, Episode 45

Digging into the Data of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Sea There has been a lack of data detailing sexual violence and harassment at sea. However, in 2019, an organization was founded, Safer Waves, to conduct research and provide support to those who work on...

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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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