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INSV Tarini reaches Cape Town on the day of Holi

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    On the day of Holi, INSV Tarini entered Cape Town in South Africa on Friday morning during it's maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. INSV Tarini arrived at Yacht Marina in front of the aquarium (V&A NW 16). Capetonians extended a warm welcome the crew. Cape Town is the last stop before they reach India.

    The crew of Indian Navy’s INSV Tarini in Cape Town. Courtesy: @ShivAroor

    Also, the day was memorable as the crew members celebrated Holy

    The all-women crew of naval vessel INSV Tarini, currently on a mission to circumnavigate the globe, had crossed Cape of Horn in January. This wasthe 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.

    Prime Minister Narednra Modi 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.

    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.

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