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First Woman Master in UK Marine Aggregates Dredging Sector

Georgina Carlo-Paat

Posted on December 8, 2015

Georgina Carlo-Paat, the first woman Master in the UK Marine Aggregate Dredging Sector, has recently completed her first tour of duty aboard Cemex UK Marine aggregate dredger, the Sand Heron.

Georgina commands one of Cemex’s four dredgers operating in waters around the UK and near Continent. They provide about 18% of Cemex’s aggregates, which are used in concrete and construction projects throughout the country.

Georgina joined Cemex in April 2015, and has been appointed to this role following her successful completion of a comprehensive training and induction to the world of aggregate dredging.

“It is thrilling to be the first woman Master in the UK Marine Aggregate Dredging Sector. I have had some amazing role models as I was coming up through the ranks. The ‘glass ceiling’ has been broken and I would encourage more people, particularly women to consider this profession.“I have a two year old son and I would say the work/life balance working for Cemex is perfect.” Georgina concludes.

John Miller, Director of Cemex Marine Aggregates “Being Master of a dredger like the Sand Heron is a very responsible position. The vessel typically operates off the south coast in a busy shipping area with both commercial and leisure vessels. Georgina is not only responsible for the overall safe operation of the vessel and the wellbeing of her 12 crew members but also for ensuring that Cemex wharfs are supplied the right material to service our customers.”

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