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INSV Tarini Circumnavigation - Update

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The Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini was flagged off by the Defence Minister of India, on 10 September 2017 from Goa, India as she embarked on a historic ‘Navika Sagar Parikrama’ which is a project encompassing the circumnavigation of the globe with an all women Indian Naval Crew on 10 September 2017 from Goa, India. This is the first ever attempt of its kind by an Indian all women crew. The vessel which is 55 foot (17 m) long is fully built in India, by M/s Aquarius Shipyard Pvt Ltd, Goa and was inducted by the Indian Navy on 18 Feb 17.

The vessel is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, who lead a crew of 5 lady officers comprising of Lt Cdr Pratibha Jamwal, Lt Cdr P Swathi, Lt S Vijaya Devi, Lt B Aishwarya and Lt Payal Gupta. In the course of this historic attempt, the vessel will cross the Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans touching New Fremantle in Australia (October 17), Lyttelton in New Zealand (November 2017) and Port Stanley in Falkland (January 18) before arriving at Cape Town in February 2018.

A series of promotional events are being planned in Pretoria and Cape Town in commemoration of this unprecedented and historic attempt by an Indian all women crew commencing November 2017. Watch this space for further updates.