Tarini reaches Cape Town in the last leg of its journey

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



MAR 02

Tarini reaches Cape Town in the last leg of its journey

Introduction

  • 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.

Expedition

  • 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

Keywords:

  • INSV Tarini