Tarini reaches Cape Town in the last leg of its journey
- An all-women crew leading the Indian Navy Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini docked at a port in Cape Town in South Africa, in the last phase of its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe.
- The expedition is being covered in five legs, with stop-overs at Fremantle in Australia, Lyttleton in New Zealand, Port Stanley in Falklands, and Cape Town.
- The crew encountered rough seas and extremely cold temperatures, coupled with stormy weather conditions, making the circumnavigation highly daunting, the Navy said in a statement.
- The vessel’s passage through the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic oceans so far has witnessed winds in excess of 60 knots and waves up to 7 metres high.
- This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew.
- The vessel has covered 1,75,00 nautical miles from Goa.
- The indigenously-built INSV Tarini , a 56-foot sailing vessel, was inducted into the Navy earlier this year