Female Seafarer Of Iran Creates History, Becomes First Female Sea Captain

An Iranian woman, who grabbed the attention of media and state officials earlier as Iran’s first female seafarer, has finally made history this time by being promoted to a naval captain’s rank.

First Female Sea Captain
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Raheleh Tahmasbi began her seafaring career back in 2010 with a sailor certificate in the port city of Bandar Lengeh, southern Iran.

After seven years of tireless efforts and seafaring activities, she was reportedly promoted to a lieutenant officer’s rank. The same year, she was also chosen as Iran’s exemplary seafarer. Tahmasbi was the first female in this position.

Captain Tahmasbi holds a Master’s in computer. She was initially teaching marine courses after receiving her TFT certificate and has been employed as an instructor of advanced sea survival techniques.

The highlight of Captain Tahmasbi’s career is that she secured a place in Iran as an influential woman in 2018 and completed a three-month-long commanding course in 2023. Currently, she is serving as the Middle East’s and Iran’s first-ever female naval captain.

Reference: The Iran Project, Iran Front Page

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