Jennifer Norwood

Department: Marine Transportation

· Assistant Professor - USCG

· Captain

Phone: 207-326-2687
Office: 301 Dismukes Hall
Office Hours: M,W 1400-1500 hrs, Other by Appt.
[Virtual office meetings are also available at the request of the student.]


Captain Norwood has 15 years of experience in maritime operations, seagoing and offshore, including dynamic positioning, shipyard experience and new build start-up. She began her career offshore in 1999 with Global Marine, joining as a Ballast Control Operator aboard the moored semi-submersible GSF Arctic I and held the following positions: Master/Offshore Installation Manager, Chief Mate, Second Mate and Ballast Control Operator.

Serving as Master and Offshore Installation Manager of both Dynamic Positioned Semi-submersible and Drillships. Captain Norwood has managed both the safety and regulatory aspects in her roles as Master/Offshore Installation Manager offshore and as a Director of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment ashore. In 2005, at the age of 31, she became the first female Master/Offshore Installation Manager for Global Marine taking command of the Dynamically Positioned Drillship GSF CR Luigs., retiring in 2012 as Master/Offshore Installation Manager.

Prior to joining Maine Maritime Academy, she was doing Technical Writing consulting for the oil and gas industry. She currently holds a USCG Unlimited Oceans Master License.

BS, Marine Transportation, Texas A&M Maritime Academy

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