Women in Maritime Leadership

Onboard Online – October 2019

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UK established a Women in Maritime Task force

How many captains, officers and chief engineers do you know in the industry? Now ask yourself the question, “How many of them are women?” Of the 14,350* officers within the merchant sector in the UK, only 3% are women; 4% of all technical officers and just 1% of the engine officers are women. This pattern is similarly reflected in roles that are shore based.

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