Day 232 ~ My name is LaRae Davies and I’m an ROV Pilot. I have been working with ROV’s in the offshore industry for 10 years now, and have been employed in the marine industry for 14 years. I started working around boats at the young age of 16, and instantly fell in love with life on the water. I am a certified underwater inspector, and work mostly off the coast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. I love this job for many reasons. I get to travel, and I get to explore a world many people do not get the chance to see. When I’m not offshore flying ROV’s, I can be found working along side big tankers and auto carriers in the Halifax harbour doing various tasks. Sending out crew, supplies, hull inspections, pilot runs, various deckhand jobs, and ships maintenance. I’ve also had the opportunity to work with Clean Nova Scotia making reef balls with another awesome female, Serena! These artificial fish habitats allow us to give back to the ocean and marine life, and we have so much fun making them! Working in the offshore/marine industry can be a tough, but every job has its challenges. I hope more women choose careers at sea! If the men can do it, so can we! #womeninmaritime#womenatsea #womenoffshore #maritimewomen2019 #womeninshipping#wista#ship#womenempowerment#imo#worldmaritimeday2019#womeninports#iaph#empoweringwomeninmaritime#iaphwf#instashipping#womeninspiringwomen#nauticalinstitute#diversityandinclusion#humansatsea#shipping#shipsandseas#maritime_family #maritime#ni#iamonboard
Today has been one of the most challenging days yet on the Columbia River. Being a captain has been one of the most soul sucking experiences in my entire life, honestly any of you who think I just drive a boat around, you’re wrong. Water is gnarly and Mother Nature rules all. I’m responsible for the lives of others and I’ve been through the ringer already this season and I’m counting to fight like hell to remain the absolute best I can possibly be out there, because days like today, when a 6yr old little girl sits up at the helm with you during a 8hr sail and to be so curious, sweet, and bright. I remind myself it’s moments like these of why I’m doing this and how rewarding it has been. I’m so grateful I’ve made something of myself, I’m happy, healthy and I’ve worked so damn hard to get here.. if you want it, go and get it. Period. #womenoffshore#seasisters#columbiariver#pnw#sailpnw#mmc#lifeoffshore
Goodbyeeeeee Kauai!!! After we made it to Honolulu with a full load of cargo I started to relax and not stare at the ceiling while chewing my nails all night. Now she’s all tucked in and ready for the next adventure. Could be sailing into the sunset bound for the scrapyard or it could be one more breakout🤣. #sskauai#razorbladerun#chengbitches #startedfromthebottomnowimchief #paperworkparty#merchantmarine#womenoffshore#ladyengineer #marineengineersbeneficialassociation
On beautiful days like this I’m reminded that I’m a very small person, on a relatively medium sized ship, skirting the edge of a pretty large ocean, on just one side of an absolutely massive world... 👩🏻⛴🗺🌏 It’s easy to let something little ruin your day ( I do it wayyyyy too often!), but when I think of the bigger picture, little things seem to matter less 🤷🏻♀️ My challenge for the week ahead - don’t let the little things get to me! Who’s with me on that?
En honor al lema del Día Marítimo Mundial de la OMI para 2019 "Empoderando a la mujer en la comunidad marítima", te invito a que lo describas en mi cuenta durante el mes de septiembre, en aras de la celebración del Día Marítimo Mundial que es el día 26 de septiembre de 2019. Esto brindará la oportunidad de crear conciencia sobre la importancia del género e igualdad, en línea con los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas (ODSS), y para resaltar la importante contribución de las mujeres de todo el mundo al sector marítimo, tanto a bordo como en tierra. Mi objetivo es hacer un perfil de una persona diferente cada día del mes de septiembre 2019 en esta página. ¡Son 30 historias maravillosas para compartir y te necesito! Envíame tus fotos en el trabajo, los aspectos más destacados de tu carrera y las posibilidades que estás creando para ti en nuestra industria marítima. Email: email@example.com #womenatsea#womeninmaritime#womeninshipping#wista#wistavenezuela#wistainternational#womenoffshore#seasisters#instashipping#ship#portoperations#maritime#diversitymatters#marine#empoweringwomen#mujerdemar#damademar