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Maritime Professional - How Can We Encourage Female Participation in the Maritime Industry? Role Models and Mentors.
According to the IMO: "Female seafarers are an under-utilized, underdeveloped but valuable resource that could provide part of the solution to the increasing problem of finding sufficient adequately trained personnel to manage and operate the world's growing and sophisticated merchant fleet." This article discusses one tool to help change that - role models and mentors
Maritime Professional - The Human Factor on the Costa Concordia: How Can We Address Onboard Communication and Cultural Barri
According to press reports of the leaked investigation into the Costa Concordia tragedy, poor judgement, inadequate training, and language barriers were all apparently contributing factors. Of these, communication issues are in some sense the most problematic. This article highlights one approach to bridging language and cultural barriers on board.
In this article you are going to read a bit about the International Maritime Mentoring Site, and meet an amazing maritime mentor, Capt. Russ Garbutt. I use the word “amazing” for many reasons, not the least of which is his willingness to improve the maritime industry by volunteering to share his 48 years of maritime experience with young or prospective maritime industry workers.