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Londy Ngcobo
The Blackmermaid | Africa's First Female Dredge Master | Director at Womaritime Experts


Londy Ngcobo is a Global Ship Navigator and Africa's First Female Dredge Master. She is passionate about unlocking Africa's ocean economy. With 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, Founder of Global Maritime Youth and Chief Executive of Womaritime Experts, a consulting firm in the shipping industry. All which has led to her well-known title "The BLACKMERMAID"

This Black Excellence award-winning Woman in Scarce Skills serves on various boards in the transport sector and influential organizations within leadership, women and youth spheres ensuring continuous development of Africa's transport professions through advocacy, training, and awareness as well as strengthening the competitiveness and employment creating potential for Africans. She was recently featured on a documentary series book – 44 young leaders in commemoration to 44 years since 1976, which captures resilience in both her professional and personal journey.

As a mother and wife herself Londy is also passionate about women and youth empowerment. Her experience has equipped her with the ability to focus on providing sustainable tools for women to thrive 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”. Londy has impacted so many lives by instilling bold and global mentality to those who have had the privilege of seeing her in action. This Blackmermaid sure is making waves on land.

Agenda Sessions

  • Global Maritime Youth Intro

  • CrewConnect Global Cadet Task Force