Women in Maritime

  • Mabus: Being combat-ready is not about gender

    As the military departments approach the Oct. 1 deadline to submit requests for exemptions to the policy for women serving in ground combat positions, there are two things that I, as secretary of the Navy, would like to make clear: First, the Marine Corps is the world’s foremost expeditionary fighting force, and every decision I make is purposefully in support of maximizing its combat effectiveness. Second, this question is about standards, not gender; gender alone is not a justification for prohibiting a Marine from serving in a position for which she is qualified.

  • Navy SEALs Ready to Open Doors to Women

    The commander of the Navy's special warfare units is recommending that the SEALs and combat crew jobs be opened to women, but he warns that women will have greater risk of injury and says the service may be pressured to adjust or lower standards for the jobs.

  • Marines see benefits to women in combat, as well...

    The Marine Corps general in charge of implementing a Pentagon plan to open ground combat jobs to women concluded there are benefits as well as significant risks to the proposal, and he outlined ways to eliminate most of an anticipated weakening of combat effectiveness during the transition, according to a document leaked Wednesday to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

  • Sea Hawk ‘Ice Breaker’ Superyacht Concept by Hawk...

    London-based design firm Hawk Yachts will be previewing a truly unique yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015 which kicked off yesterday. Dubbed the Sea Hawk, this superyacht aims at revolutionizing the yachting scene from all angles – it’s big, beautiful and incorporates fantastic and awe-modernistic features.

  • The Marines push back against women in combat

    ​The plan to make America’s military more politically correct ran into a bit of a snag this week. Barack Obama has been pushing to get women into combat roles, in addition to a variety of other politicized moves including supporting women in Ranger training.

  • U.S. Efforts to Support Women's Economic...

    U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell led the U.S. delegation to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Fora September 15 – 18, in Manila, Philippines.


Women Encouraged to Follow Maritime Careers

A heavy equipment operator, port construction manager, shoe company executive and maritime university student have encouraged women from Long Beach, US to explore careers in shipping industry at this week’s fifth annual ‘Celebrating Women in Trade’ luncheon held at the Long Beach Convention Center.