MUMBAI: The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) has won the ‘Training Award’ at Lloyd’s List South Asia, Middle East and Africa Awards (SAMEA) 2017 held at Dubai on 28th November, 2017. In addition, Captain Radhika Menon of SCI was awarded ‘Seafarer of the Year’ in recognition of her exceptional bravery at sea. On behalf of SCI management, Capt. Radhika Menon received the Award & Citation of the ‘Training Award’.
The Lloyd’s List Awards series recognizes the industry’s successes, setting a benchmark for excellence while rewarding innovative ideas and concepts that have pushed the boundaries of what is possible. Recipients are chosen from entries taken from the South Asia, Middle East and African regions and adjudicated by a distinguished judging panel. The judges applauded SCI for training more people than it requires for itself, and so is providing high caliber people for the wider industry and helping to establish India as a major seafaring nation. Captain Menon was chosen by the judges for leading the way in increasing female representation in key seafarer roles and for exceptional bravery in saving the lives of seven fishermen from a sinking vessel amid lashing winds and heavy swells in heavy rain in the Bay of Bengal.
On receipt of the ‘Training Award’, Capt. Anoop Sharma, C&MD, SCI said “This award is a testament to SCI’s commitment of maintaining global standards of training and development.” Capt. Sharma added “On this achievement I would like to congratulate all the employees of SCI both ashore and seafarers.”