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Naval Ship completes Trans Ocean Inter-Continental Voyage
Goa welcomes back crew of INS Tarini after their historic circumnavigation
Mr.G.Chandrasekar 24-05-2023 Marine News

Naval Ship completes Trans Ocean Inter-Continental Voyage

Successful completion of a 17000 nautical miles trans-ocean inter-continental voyage, after 188 days.

The six-member crew was received at the jetty by Dr. PramodSawant, Chief Minister of Goa, MsSmritiIrani, Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Chief of Naval staff Adm R Hari Kumar, Vice Admiral MA Hampiholi, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, Ms. Rani Rampal, former Captain of the Indian women’s hockey team, and a host of senior naval officers, enthusiastic members of the naval community and civilian dignitaries were also present.

The ‘Flag In’ ceremony commenced with a display of yachting skills by young and promising yachtsman of the Navy Boys Sports Company. This was followed by a marvellous fly past by versatile naval aviation platforms like Chetak, Kamov 31, Hawks, IL 38, Dornier and MiG 29K aircraft.

Appreciating the arduous expedition of the Tarini crew, more so by two women officers, Lt CdrDilna K and Lt CdrRoopa A who were part of the entire 188 days and 17000 nautical miles of sailing, MsSmritiIrani stated that such achievements should be recorded for posterity and shared with the entire nation to encourage and motivate young boys and girls to not only join the armed forces, but also serve the nation with pride and honor.

Admiral R Hari Kumar congratulated the crew on its successful completion of a challenging endeavor. The achievement of crew in navigating through adverse weather conditions and undertaking in house repairs whenever needed are shining examples of innovation and ingenuity that our countrymen possess, he added. He also emphasized that this voyage towards women empowerment is not an end, but the start of a new phase of providing an ocean of opportunities to female sailors to conquer the seven seas.

INSV Tarini’s historic voyage from Goa to Rio de Janerio via Cape Town and back spanned 188 eventful days of sailing continuously.