Londy Ngcobo

Captain / Ship Navigator, Dredge Master and Maritime Speaker


Captain Londy Ngcobo is a Ship Navigator and Africa’s First Female Dredge Master, who is passionate about unlocking Africa’s ocean economy. She has over 15 years of experience in the maritime industry, which has equipped her with the ability to focus on providing sustainable tools for organizations to thrive collectively, and her zest for life encourages individuals to claim their power.

With her Forbes Leading Women Africa 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”, this Black Excellence and multi award-winning woman is making waves on land, echoing her well-known title “The BLACKMERMAID”. Ngcobo serves on various boards in the transport sector and influential organizations within leadership, women’s 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.