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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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Anger at Sea, Podcast Episode 27

Anger at Sea, Podcast Episode 27

  Have a Listen & Subscribe The Women Offshore Podcast can also be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and most podcast apps. Make sure to subscribe in whatever app you use, so that you don't miss out on future episodes. Or, listen to the episode here: For...

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Make the Most out of Mentoring, Podcast Episode 26

Make the Most out of Mentoring, Podcast Episode 26

New on the Women Offshore Podcast, learn about mentoring virtually. For the past two years, we have operated a mentoring program at Women Offshore, called the Mentorship. This program virtually connects both mentors and mentees, and is designed for women anywhere in...

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Job Seeking During COVID-19, Podcast Episode 25

Job Seeking During COVID-19, Podcast Episode 25

Job seeking in 2020 has become very challenging. If you're looking to work offshore or are worried about a layoff, this episode is for you. Today on the Women Offshore Podcast, hear from Matt Fuhrman, founder and CEO of Core Group Resources. Matt is a 2005 graduate of...

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Motherhood & Well Control, Podcast Episode 23

Motherhood & Well Control, Podcast Episode 23

Now on the Women Offshore Podcast, Krystina Amos shines a light on motherhood and working offshore before becoming a well control instructor. Even though she grew up with a father who worked offshore, Krystina Amos did not imagine a similar career path for herself....

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Let’s Talk About Self Confidence

Let’s Talk About Self Confidence

Let’s talk about self confidence to achieve your goals. Think of your life as the vessel, and you have “the conn,” meaning you are in control of your vessel. What you’re not in control of are the adverse effects on the vessel; winds, currents, shallow depths, etc. You...

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Assault, Forgiveness, & Lessons Learned

Assault, Forgiveness, & Lessons Learned

Early in my career at sea, I joined an old feeder vessel in Jordan. I was on one of the smallest and oldest vessels in my company’s fleet. Due to its size, it traded in the Red Sea only between Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. I was a bit nervous before joining because...

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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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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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