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Odia girl becomes mariner

Press Trust of India  |  Kendrapara (Odisha) 

Twenty-eight-year-old Bibhusita Das lays claim to fame for being the first Odia woman officer onboard a vessel.

Bibhusita, a marine engineer, who arrived in Paradip port recently with a coke carrying ship from Australia was felicitated by the Port trust.

Das was recruited by Shipping Corporation of India.

The publicity-shy woman has opted for onboard sailing along the rough and tough seawater almost throughout the year.

When Das, who hails from a family having no link with shipping or marine sector, joined her first vessel in 2012, her master mariner wasn't impressed. She developed sea sickness.

First Published: Sun, January 27 2013. 20:06 IST