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June 25, 2019
Durban, South Africa: Today is the International Day of the Seafarer. The South African Maritime Safety Authority commemorated this occasion in Dubran under the theme ''Empowering women in the maritime community''.
The South African Maritime Safety Authority, in collaboration with the Department of Transport, commemorated International Day of the Seafarer (June 25) in Durban yesterday. Londy Ngcobo Africa's first female dredge master, addressed a conference attended by maritime student, Amahle Khuboni from Sthengile Senior Secondary School, and Khomotjo Mphahlele, Marine Training Manager for Transnet National Ports Authority. Espousing on the theme, Empowering Women in the Maritime Community, delegates highlighted opportunities for women in ship ownership, attaining positions on board vessels, dealing with issues regarding pregnancy, menstruation in a sector where women represent only two percent of the world's 1.2 million seafarers population.