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A Mate’s First Watch

A Mate’s First Watch

Each year, mates and engineers graduate from maritime academies, and with new licenses in hand, they join vessels to transit the world. Today, Karin Björk shares what it was like navigating a vessel for the first time as a new officer. Six years ago, Karin Björk from...

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Ask for What You Want, Episode 61

Ask for What You Want, Episode 61

When was the last time you asked for something you want in your career? Because of the challenges women face in speaking up, they tend to NOT ask for what they want and/or need in life. This episode is a reminder to ask for what you want and need. Perhaps you have...

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Giveaway & More! Episode 58

Giveaway & More! Episode 58

We are having a giveaway on the podcast! The latest episode of the Women Offshore Podcast is full of exciting news! Have a listen below to learn what is going on at the organization and to enter a giveaway for a Women Offshore t-shirt! Have a Listen & Subscribe...

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Motherhood Myths or Facts? Episode 57

Motherhood Myths or Facts? Episode 57

There are a lot of opinions, myths and facts about working mothers. If you have been tuning into the Women Offshore Podcast, then you know that Jais Curry, the director of community outreach, has been interviewing mothers with offshore experiences. From family...

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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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A Day in the Life of a Puget Sound Pilot

A Day in the Life of a Puget Sound Pilot

Below, read a day in the life of Captain Peter Giese, a Puget Sound Pilot, and get ready for the upcoming Pilot Exam from the Washington State Board of Pilot Commissioners!  "​It all starts with a call from dispatch with my job assignment details. Let's say I'm...

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Call Me “Chief”

Call Me “Chief”

One month ago, I was driving home from the airport. I had flown into San Francisco from Seattle and was headed home through Sonoma County to my mom’s house in Napa, where I would get my things together before going to work that night. I was sitting there in the...

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Does Industry Humor Attract Business?

Does Industry Humor Attract Business?

The letter 'X' in the old adage, "X marks the spot," has all but washed up, as the trendier letter 'G' has taken its place.  That's right, folks!  You want to find that gold?  G-Spot claims to know exactly where it is and how to help you find it. Several weeks ago, I...

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Losing a Loved One While at Sea

Losing a Loved One While at Sea

If you were in the middle of the ocean, 1000+ miles from land, how would you cope after hearing that a loved one had passed away? A career at sea means we often miss out on life events at home.  Annual events, such as birthday parties and holidays, are perhaps not as...

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A Healthy Holiday Season

A Healthy Holiday Season

Fitting fitness into your daily routine can be difficult at any time of the year. Add working offshore, or in an office, along with holiday parties, family visits, and travel, and it can feel nearly impossible to hit the gym. Aweigh-Fitness is here to give some tips...

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