Our women at sea

Our women at sea
Published 11 May 2022

We believe that gender inclusion and equality in the workplace is a necessary business requirement, and we are investing in women onboard because we believe it will deliver benefits not just to our company but leads to a progressive boost to the broader maritime community.

Diversity is not an issue you can tackle over night, but we are committed to the long-term goal of minimising the gender gap onboard and are making every effort to manage this change responsibly to ensure its success. As a leading ship manager, we are proud to share the responsibility and lead the drive to bring this positive and much needed change to our industry.

I feel like a valued member of the FLEET family, and this makes me really proud. The support and guidance I’ve received while onboard has been nothing short of encouraging, and it’s made me want to conquer the oceans and make my company proud

-Third Officer, Sidika Surbhi


I joined FLEET as Second Officer in the summer of 2021 and from day one I was given a very warm welcome. I felt so supported and taken care of by the FLEET Care team who were in contact with me regularly to ensure my experience was going smoothly. I love what I do, and I hope one day to become a Master Mariner. It gives me a lot of pride thinking about the kind of impact I can make on other women who otherwise weren’t aware or informed about the possibility of a successful career as a seafarer.

-Second Officer, Ozge Turkata

Knowing FLEET has put so much emphasis and support to bring more gender diversity onboard their ships motivates me to always be at the top of my game. My advice to women interested in pursuing a career at sea is simple: being in this male-dominated field will come with its challenges. Be confident in your abilities and be true to yourself and the job you’ve been hired to do.

– Third Engineer, Sarmistha Roy

Culture and People is one of the five focus areas of our Responsibility Framework which guides our ESG Strategy. Read more about our priorities and progress when it comes to Culture and People or download our 2021 Responsibility Report.