Mary Johnson

The Women Offshore podcast: Determined to be captain

Blog Post created by Mary Johnson on May 7, 2018

Alaina BascianoEarlier this year, our friends over at Women Offshore — an online organization whose mission is to shine a light on women in the offshore and maritime industries — launched a monthly podcast.


In the most recent episode, Ally Cedeno, founder of Women Offshore, interviews Chief Officer Alaina Basciano, on board the USNS Henson, an oceanographic research vessel. She’s a licensed USCG unlimited tonnage master — and she’s just 30 years old.


In the interview, Alaina shares some of her stories from the sea, as well as how she was able to overcome some of the challenges she’s faced in her career.


Check out the podcast here. You can also subscribe on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts.


Many thanks to Ally and Women Offshore for letting us share their work with our community!