Catarina Ramos: Senior Project Officer, Visits & Inspections, Human Element


The maritime sector has a wide range of career opportunities. For me, the sea was always a constant in life. When I was 18 years old, I switched my sports education for maritime education and once I had finished my studies, I embarked on a cement vessel. I knew nobody on board, and the vessel was not as nice as a cruise vessel, but after some weeks I felt like I was at home, and after that experience, I also had other ‘homes’ on board other vessels. In my early twenties, everything seemed like it was an adventure, and I even enjoyed the storms at sea while listening to the music of the waves! After some years at sea, I decided to come ashore. Since then, I have always been in the maritime sector, working in shipping agencies, maritime administration and finally here at EMSA.