Indian Navy inducts second sailboat Tarini to conduct first all-women circumnavigation of globe

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Panaji (Goa) [India], Feb. 18 (ANI): The Indian Navy's second ocean going sailboat Tarini was inducted into service on Saturday. Tarini is slated to be the platform for 'First Indian All Women Circumnavigation of the Globe' expedition of the Indian Navy. During the ceremony, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba announced that the extremely challenging expedition by her All Women Crew is slated to commence in August 2017. Talking about the women crew, he said that the team has logged over 10,000 nautical miles on INSV Mhadei, including a voyage from India to Mauritius and back and Goa to Cape Town braving through rough monsoon seas and heavy wind. INSV Tarini is a sloop built by M/s Aquarius Shipyard Pvt Ltd at Divar, Goa. The Indian Navy is operating four sailing vessels capable of open ocean deployments, that is, Tarangini, Sudarshini, Mhadei and Tarini, all four of which have been built in shipyards at Goa. It is attempting to revitalise open ocean sailing and will also be inducting four 40 feet state of the art open ocean racing sail boats. (ANI)