Today, the Maritime Executive reports on our WISTA Florida Chapter meeting. The content of that article follows:
On August 25, 2011 the Florida Chapter of the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) held its monthly meeting at the Marshall Islands Registry’s office in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. International Registries, Inc. (IRI) and its affiliates provide administrative and technical support to the Maritime and Corporate Administrators of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
The meeting was hosted by Gloria E. Roque the Assistant Vice President for Vessel Registration. Despite of the shadow of Hurricane IRENE there was a great turnout of WISTA members from all walks of the maritime industry. The guest speaker was Ashlie Megrichian, the Registry’s Licensing Manager of Yacht Operations. Her presentation covered the process the crew goes through to get the correct licensing, endorsements, and proper training for their respective rating. The Marshall Islands Registry exercises concern for mariners and pride in the customer service they supply to their clients, the ship owners and the mariners.
The Registry is a proud supporter of WISTA which is an international organization for women in management positions involved in maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. WISTA aims to be a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in management positions with networking, education and mentoring.