NEW! On the Women Offshore Podcast, Master Claire Lewis shares her journey from captaining tugboats to piloting large vessels.
Today on the Women Offshore Podcast, meet Captain Claire Lewis, a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy who grew up in Lexington, Virginia. Captain Lewis graduated from Maine Maritime in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation and an unlimited 3rd Mate license. After graduation, she worked on west coast tugs, towing barges between Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Canada, and eventually ended up in Valdez, Prince William Sound, Alaska. After a career that spans 14 years on the water, navigating different types of tugboats – conventional, Z-drive, and Voith – Lewis pivoted her career to be a maritime captain in Southeast Alaska. On the latest episode of the Women Offshore Podcast, listen to Captain Lewis share her story and how she passed the pilot exam in Southeast Alaska.
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