Bravo! INSV Tarini crosses Cape Horn, tri-colour unfurled
The all-women crew of naval vessel INSV Tarini, currently on a mission to circumnavigate the globe, crossed Cape of Horn on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the crew. He tweeted, "Wonderful news! Delighted that INSV Tarini has rounded Cape Horn in the last few hours. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments."
The prime minister had earlier met the crew of INSV Tarini on August 16 before they embarked on the 22,100 nautical mile circumnavigation journey. In October, INS Tarini reached its first stop in Fremantle, Australia, after covering 4770 nautical miles.
Crew member on board INSV Tarini
Navika Sagar Parikrama INSV Tarini crossed 'Cape Horn' on Thursday. This is the 2nd of the 3 great Capes that is required to be crossed for the voyage to qualify as a circumnavigation. The vessel crossed Cape Leeuwin on 9 November 2017
Six-member women crew
The first such expedition by the Indian Navy, 'Navika Sagar Parikrama', was flagged off after a ceremony at the INS Mandovi Boat Pool near Goa. Six-member women crew circumnavigate the globe on an India-built sail boat, INSV Tarini, which is being skippered by Lt Commander Vartika Joshi.
INSV Tarini is scheduled to cross 'Cape of Good Hope' in March this year. Cape Horn is located in the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of islands near the southern tip of S America where the Pacific & Atlantic oceans meet & marks the northern boundary of the Drake passage
GPS position of INS tarini
Position of INSV Tarini at 0600h after rounding the Cape Horn through DRAKE Passage. Winds were strong gusting to ~70kmph with rough sea state . Distance to Port Stanley is 410Nm
Giant waves captured in camera near Cape of Horn
For centuries, it has been regarded as a major milestone by which sailing ships carrying trade goods around the world marked their passage. The albatross-shaped Cape Horn monument commemorates the lives of thousands of sea farers who perished attempting to sail around the cape