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Hear from a Mom Offshore

"It all started when I got pregnant. The question on everyone’s mind was, "Are you going to go back to work once the baby comes?" In my opinion, a fair question to ask a new mom, concerning her work-related plans after having given birth to their child. Be that as it may, it was yet again, another very loaded question for me.I knew I wasn’t the type of woman to give up on my career because I was having a baby. I wanted both - a family and a career." This quote is an excerpt from "Working...


Sea Stories with Sea Sisters

On March 27th, in downtown Houston, the Offshore Energy Center (OEC) Society and the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum & Education Center hosted the Women with Energy Summit. Energy and maritime executives shared their expertise during this dynamic event. Women (and men!) connected during the networking breaks. Panels, providing professional development experiences. engaged the audience to cover what it's like being an energy leader, how to develop positive energy, the revival of...


An Aspiring Captain's Quest

On board the USNS Henson, an oceanographic research vessel stands Chief Officer Alaina Basciano. She is a licensed USCG Unlimited Tonnage Master; an impressive feat for anyone, especially for her at the age of thirty. Chief Officer Basciano was inspired to work on the water by her grandfather, a Merchant Mariner of WWII. When Basciano was just 10 years old, he introduced her to a WWII Liberty Ship, the SS John W. Brown. From that point forward, young Basciano was hooked. In 7th grade,...