Radhika Menon is the first woman Indian Merchant Navy captain to win bravery award

Q.  Who is the first woman captain of the Indian Merchant Navy?
- Published on 11 Jul 16

a. Radhika Menon
b. Radhika Ganeshan
c. Radhika Raman
d. Radhika Rajan

ANSWER: Radhika Menon
Radhika Menon became the first woman to become captain of Indian Merchant Navy.
  • She also became the first woman in the world to receive the Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea from the International Maritime Organisation for saving 7 fishermen caught in a storm.
  • Fishing boat Durgamma drifted from Kakinada in AP to Gopalpur in Odisha when it was spotted by the team led by Menon.
  • Menon was at the helm of oil tanker Sampurna Swarajya of the SCI.

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