Iro Gidakou Becomes First female Captain in Cyprus

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

February 26, 2019

Pic: WISTA International

Pic: WISTA International

The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) said that its member at Cyprus chapter Iro Gidakou has officially became Captain.

 Iro Gidakou, the first Cypriot female to qualify as Captain, said a press release from WISTA Cyprus.

It gives us great pride and joy, that  “a life’s dream has been accomplished,” as Iro described it, said the release.

"A difficult journey without doubt, Iro has served on commercial vessels since 2008 and has managed to prove that hard work and pursuing your aspirations with passion, is the only weapon required to disrupt the status quo and diminish any barriers," it added.

"WISTA Cyprus is very proud of you Iro! Congratulations from us all. This is an achievement for you personally, those who supported you in this journey, for WISTA Cyprus, WISTA International and a milestone for Cyprus," the association said in a written statement.

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