INSV Tarini With All Women Crew Completes Circumnavigation Of The Globe
Navika Sagar Parikrama, a naval expedition led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi will be finally reaching Goa on 21 May after completion of its mission. It completed the first-ever circumnavigation of the globe by an Indian Ship with an all-women crew.
The crew includes Lt-Commander Pratibha Jamwal, Lt Commander Swati P, and Lieutenant Aishwarya Boddapati, Lt S Vijaya Devi and Lt Payal Gupta. The six women officers had trained under Captain Dilip Donde, the first Indian to solo-circumnavigate the globe in 2009-2010. The crew had trained hard and sailed a total of around 20000NM to gain experience for this mission. They even sailed to Mauritius and Cape Town as a training expedition.
The mission was planned in five legs.The first leg was of 37 days from Goa to Fremantle, Australia. After a 12 days refit break,the second leg was from Fremantle to Lyttelton in New zealand. Then the next Port was Port Stanley in Falklands. After a rest of 12days, they set sail for Cape Town. From Cape Town it has been to Goa.
The ship with crew all safe and healthy have returned after spending over eight months at sea. They had set sail from Goa, the all-women crew of the Indian Navy on board the naval vessel INSV Tarini and have completed the historic circumnavigation of the globe.
Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman will aptly welcome the all-women crew when it arrives near Panaji, from where they had embarked on the journey on September 10 last year. “ Both the Raksha Mantri and Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba will be present for the flag-in ceremony of the ship near Panaji.on Monday,” a Navy spokesperson said.
Among other things the expedition has demonstrated the MADE IN INDIA of INSV TARINI and also the Nari Shakti of the Indian Navy.