As reported, Captain Radhika will become the first ever woman in the world to be conferred the Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea from the International Maritime Organisation. This is in recognition of her heroic effort in saving the lives of seven fishermen who were lost in the sea and their chance of survival was almost nil. 

Captain Menon is even credited for being the first woman Radio Officer in India (Shipping Corporation of India). Menon, a mother of one, gradually climbed the hierarchy by clearing exams for different posts.

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