Women in demand in shipping and by pirates too

Somali pirates who seize ships for ransom hold more than 100 captive mariners, including a rarity in the male-dominated shipping industry — a woman officer, reports Associated Press. Women like Aysun Akbay, a 24-year-old Turk, are slowly making inroads into the upper levels of seafaring, a profession more resistant than most to female command. Women […]

Graig Ship Management widens training scheme

Cardiff-based Graig Ship Management is widening its training scheme by sponsoring 20 Vietnamese officer cadets. Under an agreement with Ho Chi Minh City-based University of Transport and Dutch education provider STC Graig Ship Management will sponsor ten 2nd year and ten 3rd year cadets, both deck and engine, to complete their seatime leading to their […]