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Eaglestar celebrates its first Malaysian female ship captain

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Eaglestar Marine Holdings announced the appointment of Captain Eezmaira Sazzea binti Shaharuzzaman as the company’s first Malaysian female ship Master.

Captain Eezmaira Sazzea’s first voyage as a Captain began on 13 August 2021 as she took over the command of Seri Bijaksana, a 153,000 cu m LNG carrier.

Captain Eezmaira Sazzea was among the first group of Malaysian women selected to pursue professional maritime training in Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM) when the academy opened its doors to female cadets in 2006. She graduated from ALAM in 2011 with a Diploma in Nautical Studies and has been sailing as an Eaglestar officer for the past 10 years.

“I am very grateful and honoured to be the first Malaysian female Master Mariner in Eaglestar and it will certainly be an exciting journey for me in this new role. I hope that this will inspire my fellow women seafarers, to strive for greater accomplishments as we continue to add value to the global maritime industry,” said Captain Eezmaira Sazzea.

Captain Peter Liew, Managing Director & CEO of Eaglestar said, “We are incredibly proud to have appointed Captain Eezmaira Sazzea as our first-ever female Captain for Malaysia. Eaglestar believes in fostering a dynamic and inclusive workplace for all our employees at sea and shore, and this includes providing equal opportunities and empowering our female seafarers to rise together with the workforce and realise their fullest potential. We look forward to her future successes in leading her crew in the years ahead and we hope that this accomplishment will pave the way for more female seafarers to follow in her footsteps.”

Congratulating Captain Eezmaira Sazzea, Mr. Yee Yang Chien, President & Group CEO of MISC said “At MISC Group, we are proud of our talented global workforce, and we believe that diversity and inclusion is fundamental to our core values and strategic business goals. In shaping the workforce of the future, we are committed to building a sustainable talent pipeline that will drive the progress for the maritime and energy industry.”

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