All Women Officers in Ship, First Time in World Maritime History


  • An attempt has been made to acknowledge the efforts of women in breaking down the stereotypes in erstwhile male-dominated maritime sector.
  • The Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has flagged off an all-women crew onboard Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) vessel MT Swarna Krishna.
  • The vessel was virtually flagged off by the Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister on March 6, it said.

A recent news article published in the Economic Times states that All-women crew of MT Swarna Krishna makes history.

Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The Shipping Corporation of India, as a part of its ongoing Diamond Jubilee celebrations and also to commemorate the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021, achieved all-women crew onboard feat.

Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ports, Shipping & Waterways, virtually flagged off the ‘All Women Officers’ Sailing’ on MT Swarna Krishna – SCI’s product carrier from JNPT Liquid Berth Jetty on March 6, 2021.

This is the first time in the world maritime history that a ship is being sailed by all women officers, it added.

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Source:  Economic Times


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