Lieutenant Colonel Karunakaran and other sailors had cast off from Kochi on March 31 and are expected to reach Mumbai by April 9 for flagging in.
The expedition was planned by Lieutenant General Micheal Mathew VSM & BAR, Commandant College of Military Engineering, Pune to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the College of Military Engineering.
The expedition has already covered a distance of approximately 1300 Nautical Miles out of 1800 Nautical Miles successfully on four Seabird Class Sailboats which are open and rudimentary in nature (about 21 feet in length and 7 feet wide). These are 18th-century Scottish design boats meant for harbour sailing and have minimal inboard stocking capacity with no toilets or modern amenities. (ANI)