Minister of State Ports, Shipping and Waterways Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday flagged off the primary “All Women Officers’ Sailing” on MT Swarna Krishna from Jawaharlal Nehru Port.

MT Swarna Krishna is a product provider of Shipping Corporation of India Limited (SCI), knowledgeable the ministry.

According to a press declaration issued via way of means of the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, the SCI flagged off the all-girls group as a part of its ongoing Diamond Jubilee celebrations and additionally to commemorate the International Women’s Day on March 8.

“This is the primary time withinside the international maritime records that a deliver is being sailed via way of means of all girls officers,” the discharge said.

Mansukh Mandaviya recounted the contribution and sacrifice of the girls seafarers who acted because the Indian ambassadors to the worldwide maritime network and had made the country proud.

CMD The Chairman and Managing Director of SCI HK Joshi observed the unabated and constant pursuit of SCI to realise the ‘paradigm shift’ withinside the maritime area which has diagnosed and honoured the ’empowered womanhood’ in our seafaring girls who’ve dared, endeavoured, and sacrificed to acquire it.

“SCI has been a pioneer in using girls seafarers on board its vessels and has applied numerous tasks which include age relaxations and charge concessions to aspiring lady cadets via its Maritime Training Institute to sell their integration into the maritime area,” the ministry said.

“Being in consonance with the topic for International Women’s Day this year – “Women in leadership: Achieving an identical destiny in a COVID-19 international”, the All Women Officers’ Sailing is an try to renowned the exquisite efforts via way of means of girls and women round the sector in shaping an identical destiny and restoration from the COVID-19 pandemic, even as celebrating the numerous accomplishments via way of means of the girls in breaking down the stereotypes on this erstwhile male-ruled field,” it said.

Secretary of Shipping Sanjeev Ranjan, Chairman of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Sanjay Sethi, and different officers attended the rite without a doubt and recounseled the efforts of the girls seafarers.