November 21, 2022
Hear from Second Officer Namrata Chaudhary about her account of being a woman at sea.
Donegal Spirit was recently manned by three talented female deck officers:
Second Officer Namrata Chaudhary
Second Officer Rachelle Marie Memarion Alvariño
Junior Third Officer Khirsteen Morata Sinogbuhan
We were given a glimpse of their successes, challenges, and daily experiences that reveal the true working experience of women seafarers onboard.
Second Officer Namrata shares that working with fellow female seafarers created a more balanced atmosphere onboard and allowed them to encourage a more supportive and positive outlook on the way other people view women in the maritime industry. In Namrata’s words, “Having a woman at the helm will certainly provide confidence and encourage the younger generation in choosing a diverse field, such as the merchant navy.”
She also thanked Captain Dennis who managed the deck team quite well, providing a safe and healthy work environment for everyone onboard. Together, Captain Dennis and his deck team are slowly changing the mindset of those around us. Their successful teamwork inspires us to pave the way for a more inclusive generation of seafarers.
Namrata aims to “challenge age-old perceptions.” By sharing her journey, she is making her wish come true, one voyage at a time.