Africa’s First Dredge Master


Londy Ngcobo Blaqmermaid is 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 Blaqmermaid”.

Londy Ngcobo Blaqmermaid is a 33-year-old South African born Global Ship Navigator and Africa’s First Female Dredge Master, making waves on land as Businesswoman, Global Speaker, Conference Facilitator, Women & Youth Activist in Transport.

She has over 13 years of experience in the Maritime industry, her background includes Maritime Studies, International Merchant shipping experience, Advanced dredging from Netherlands IHC.

This Black Excellence award-winning Woman in Scarce Skills serves on various boards in 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.

Captain Londy’s focus is 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”.