Fena forges forward
26 January 2017
One key point all are keen to get across when it comes to women in seafaring is that a maritime career doesn’t have to be all about sea time. There are plenty of shore jobs too, opening up more options for women wanting, say, to start a family, or just needing that change. This something Fena Boyle (picture) at the Merchant Navy Training Board is keen to get across in her role as Training and Careers Co-Ordinator. Fena, a former deck officer, had to “swallow the anchor” (come ashore) for personal reasons – and she found her new start a real struggle. So, a relaunch of MNTB’s Careers at Sea website is coming soon, with a ‘career map’ outlining the many options. The aim: easy access to all information needed, to reveal the many jobs available to all seafarers after anchor-swallowing.
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.
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