The League of Maritime Editors on Monday expressed shock over the demise of the Chairman of the Shipowners Forum, Barrister (Mrs) Margaret Onyema-Orakwusi weekend.
Describing Orakwusi as epitome of knowledge, the League in a condolence message to the family said her death is devastating to the entire maritime industry.
The President of League, Chief Timothy Okorocha, in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Mr Francis Ugwoke described Orakwusi as an erudite maritime personality who has contributed immensely to the development of the industry.
Okorocha said the maritime industry will miss her wealth of experience for a long time to come.
Okorocha while condoling the family prayed to God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
Orakwusi, a well known maritime community personality is the Chief Executive Officer of Morbod Group.
She is survived by her children Ezinma Ileka, Binyelum and Ody Orakwusi.