Interview

Svitzer: Towage sector has started to look closer at diversity

One of the key challenges for greater gender diversity in shipping is all about perception, says Mrs Alison Taylor, Europe Crew Training Manager at Svitzer, in an exclusive interview with SAETY4SEA. Mrs Taylor explains how her organization supports diversity and inclusion which are currently key areas of development for the whole maritime industry and equally for the towage sector, which has started to look closer at diversity and how it can positively impact the lives of female seafarers both onboard and ashore.

Maritime SheEO Initiative: Supporting women in leadership positions

Mrs Sanjam Sahi Gupta, founder member of WISTA India and Board Member of WISTA International, talks about diversity in the shipping industry, noting that we need more women in leadership positions. In that regard, the idea of “Maritime SheEO” came about. Initiatives such as this can go a long way not only to equip women with the right skills but also help them rise to leadership positions, Mrs Gupta highlights.

Poseidon Med II: LNG leads the path to a sustainable marine transportation

Mr George Polychroniou, Executive Director Strategy and Business Development DEPA COMMERCIAL, and Project Manager of the European project Poseidon Med II, explains the reasons why the adoption of LNG as a marine fuel can lead marine transportation to a greener and more sustainable future, in a cost – efficient manner for ship-owners.

Seafarer Stories: Capt. Panagiotis Batavanis, Master

Our ‘Seafarer Stories’ column hosts seafarers’ views who present briefly the key challenges of life and work onboard, providing a picture of what a career at sea actually means. In this context, we are happy to host an interview with Capt. Panagiotis Batavanis, the Master of M/T Cap Leon , who highlights that the safety of human life is the most important thing in any case and especially on board.

Seafarer Stories: Capt. Efstathios Katsiropoulos, Master Class B

Our ‘Seafarer Stories’ column hosts seafarers’ views who present briefly the key challenges of life and work onboard, providing a picture of what a career at sea actually means. In this context, we are happy to host an interview with Capt. Efstathios Katsiropoulos who for the last five years, he has been working as port captain at a well known  Greek company.

Seafarer Stories: Eleni Lykofridi, Chief Officer

Our ‘Seafarer Stories’ column hosts seafarers’ views who present briefly the key challenges of life and work onboard, providing a picture of what a career at sea actually means. In this context, we are happy to host an interview with Mrs. Eleni Lykofridi who works as a Chief Officer on an oil tanker company and admits that her biggest challenge so far is to be able to cope with a male-dominated profession as a woman. 

Seafarer Stories: Deyan Nedelchev, Chief Officer

Our ‘Seafarer Stories’ column hosts seafarers’ views who present briefly the key challenges of life and work onboard, providing a picture of what a career at sea actually means. In this context, we are happy to host an interview with Mr. Deyan Nedelchev who is Chief Officer on a crude oil tanker and the last four years he is working with Euronav.

Seafarer Stories: Capt.James Foong, Master Mariner

Our ‘Seafarer Stories’ column hosts seafarers’ views who present briefly the key challenges of life and work onboard, providing a picture of what a career at sea actually means. In this context, we are happy to host an interview with Captain James Foong, a 33 years old Malaysian Master Mariner with 15 years of sailing experience.

Career Paths: Gisa Paredes, WellAtSea

In our special column this month, we are glad to host an interview with Ms. Gisa Paredes, a Licensed Psychologist and Chief Operating Officer at WellAtSea program which has now reached more than 8,000 seafarers globally. Ms Paredes shares with us her secrets for  business development; among many, connecting with intention, practicing mindfulness and seeking help from professionals have helped her a lot towards.

Career Paths: Alisdair Pettigrew, BLUE

In our special column this month, we are pleased to host an interview with Mr. Alisdair Pettigrew who is the Managing Director  and Founder of BLUE communications consultancy. Having a diverse and interesting background, he explains how he joined shipping industry and advises us to always invest in knowledge.

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