“K” LINE holds Women in Maritime seminar


Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) last week held an online seminar focusing on women in maritime for around 60 female students in its maritime college as a follow-up to the International Day for Women in Maritime on May 18.

The seminar aimed to provide the opportunity to resolve anxiety and questions for women who are considering becoming seafarers. In addition to explaining life onboard for female seafarers and career paths that consider various milestones in life, the seminar also featured a Q&A session for the students hosted by six female seafarers at “K” LINE and based on their real-life experiences.

Female seafarers at “K” LINE work in various fields and build up their careers as they adapt to work at sea and on land (including international posts), maternity leave, and other aspects of life. On the seas, ‘K” LINE welcomed its first female ship captain this month to take command of LNG carrier LAGENDA SURIA.

“K” LINE supports the philosophy of the International Day for Women in Maritime, saying: “We will continue our efforts to maintain and improve a safe and comfortable environment where onshore and offshore personnel with diverse values and different nationality, gender can make full use of their skills.