Following a dry and windy January in many parts of Norway, Norwegian media is showing us dramatic live pictures from fires out of control. Buildings and areas of our heritage has been consumed by fire and numerous families have lost their homes in the conflagrations in Lærdal, Flatanger and Frøya. Large forces of fire fighters are giving their best efforts in constraining the destructions at Frøya as I am writing this.
From the outside, shipping and the maritime world is a business for men dressed in suits, uniforms or coveralls. Having been working in this industry for ten years, I can not disprove the myth. I can however participate in making the industry's women more visible and verify that more and more woman are enjoying a career in our industry.