Published On: Tue, Nov 22nd, 2016

Indian becomes first woman to get sea bravery award

New Delhi:  An Indian woman has done it again. Captain Radhika Menon has been awarded top bravery  award by the UN-body International  Maritime Organisation  (IMO). She is the first woman to get IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea.
Menon ,  master of an oil tanker, had led the rescue of  seven fishermen in the Bay of Bengal. The power boat of the fishermen  had lost power following engine failure and was sinking  in strong winds and 27-feet high waves. The fishermen, before they were rescued , were surviving on ice used for storage purpose as the food had been washed away in bad weather. (News24Bureau)