Kowsar Sadeghi Monfared is the first Iranian woman seafarer. She started working in the Caspian Sea port city of Fereydounkenar, IFP News reports.
Sadeghi Monfared graduated from the University of Marine Sciences and Technologies in the southern Iranian city of Khorramshahr. She is 22 years old.
"Gender cannot be a barrier to reaching one's objectives, and by entering this field, I aimed to break the taboo so that jobs would no longer be gender-oriented," said Sadeghi Monfared.
Sadeghi hopes that despite the difficulties, she will be able to make progress and become the captain of the ship one day.