Mother of two is chief officer on ferry
These days it is not considered abnormal for women to choose a career at sea, whether it is in the merchant navy or the royal navy. But this was not the case back in 1993 when the now 47-year-old chief officer of the Faaborg – Lyø – Avernakø ferry, Kirstine Hasselgreen chose a maritime career.
At the time, Kirstine Hasselgreen applied for an education on one of the Danish Maritime Authority’s ships, but at the time there were only 12 spots available for women and unfortunately she did not get one. So she chose Svendborg Maritime Academy and Oure University College instead – because she was determine to have a career at sea!
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