Sladjana Gribic - second officer V.Ships is encouraging more women to take the plunge into an industry often perceived as a 'man's world'. Sladjana Gribic, 36, is a second officer from Serbia, who has worked for V.Ships for around three years, and been at sea since 2007. Before becoming a seafarer, she made a living as a waitress and then a secretary, but always knew her dream was to work at sea. Now her dream has come true, and she couldn't be happier. She said: "I like everything about my job and although I started later than I would have liked, it's great to be able to be working at sea as it has been my ambition since I was a little girl. "More women are now going to sea, and whilst you're on-board you are treat with the same respect as every other member of the crew." Read more about V.Ships seagoing opportunities.