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Capt. Londy Ngcobo – The Blaqmermaid
Africa’s First Female Dredge Master, Director & Founder of Global Maritime Youth at Womaritime Experts


Captain Londy Ngcobo is passionate about Unlocking Africa’s Ocean Economy. She has over 13 years of experience in the maritime industry, her background includes Maritime Studies, International Merchant shipping experience, Advanced dredging from the Netherlands IHC, an industry shaking role as a former Maritime Compliance Manager for Transnet National Ports Authority, which has equipped her with the ability to focus on providing sustainable tools for women to thrive in scarce skills and her zest for life encourages the youth to think outside the box, with her Forbes Women Africa piercing phrase “I didn’t choose to be Rose from the Titanic, I chose to Captain the Titanic” and through her popular TEDx Talk “Anchors Aweigh, No Rest For The First”.
This Black Excellence Award-winning Woman in Scarce Skills is making waves on land as a maritime advocate, all which has led her well known title “The Blaqmermaid”

Agenda Sessions

  • Global Maritime Youth: How to teach the next generation to navigate beyond being first