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London International Shipping Week kicks off today with a debate held at City Hall about women breaking into shipping. They still remain few and far between in boardrooms, and even more so on board ships themselves. This is fascinating first-hand account from a young female deckhand, Paromita Mukherjee. “On-board if you have a good relationship with a particular male colleague, it can foment jealousy and also lead to favouritism. It can result in loss of unity and ignorance. I was subjected to bilious remarks by many crew members…”