Women in Maritime

  • Navy secretary wants Marine infantry open to women

    Marine infantry and special operations specialties will soon open to women, if the head of the Secretary of the Navy gets his way. As deadlines loom on decisions about whether to allow women into front-line combat jobs, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus called for opening all billets to female troops who can meet the rigorous standards.

  • WISTA-UK and UKTI to host event during LISW

    The Women's International Shipping & Trading Association – UK (WISTA-UK), in conjunction with UKTI, will again be hosting a series of free events, seminars, and workshops during the first day of London International Shipping Week (LISW), September 7. LISW will run from September 7-11. Topics will cover women in command, maritime incidents, and the River Thames.

  • Women in maritime: 2015 is Africa's year for...

    On 26 August, Lieutenant Commander Zimasa Mabela took command of the SAS Umhloti, a South African Navy Mine Counter Measure Vessel. In doing so, she became the first woman to take charge of a South African naval ship.

  • Careers under sail

    TWO Perth women have snapped up scholarships from the State Government encouraging women into non-traditional fields of work.

  • Association Calls For Public Hearing On Piracy

    The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), Nigeria has urged the National Assembly to organise a public hearing on Piracy preparatory to passing the Armed Robbery at Sea Bill into law.

  • Women move onto the waterfront as wharfie jobs...

    Machines have already eliminated half of the wharfies at Patrick’s Port Botany container terminal in Sydney. Now the men who have ruled Australia’s waterfront for decades face another unexpected competitor for jobs: women.


Molly Marine dedicated at Marine Corps Museum

The Molly Marine statue erected in New Orleans in 1943 symbolizes different qualities to different people. Poise, professionalism, possibility, courage, commitment, faithfulness, sacrifice, honor and integrity were all terms invoked by speakers at the dedication of the replica of Molly now in place at the NationalMuseum of the Marine Corps.