Women in the maritime industry
Although shipping has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, women increasingly are becoming more visible in the sector.
In fact, ‘Women at the Helm’ is the title of a film launched recently by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which shows how the agency is making efforts to overturn tradition.
An IMO programme that promotes the integration of women in the maritime sector turns 25 this year.
The IMO’s Charlie Batchelor reports on how more and more women are achieving the high level of training and competence that the industry demands.
For more information, please visit IMO’s dedicated page “Women in the maritime industry” at http://www.imo.org/MediaCentre/HotTopics/women/Pages/default.aspx