Conference Paper

Seafarer Women -Perception of the Seafaring Career

Conference: WSEAS / NAUN 2nd International Conference on Economics, Political and Law Science (EPLS '13), Volume: Advances in Fiscal, Political and Law Science


Seafarer women represent a very small percentage of the world's maritime workforce. In the conditions of an expected shortage of seafarers, women represent an untapped human resource in seafaring that has to be attracted to join the maritime sector. This paper includes a study that presents the perception of women regarding their main motivation and factors of influence for choosing a maritime career, the most likely to happen problems in their career offshore and motives of quiting this job.