MEET THE 6 WOMEN SAILORS WHO ARE GOING TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE THE EARTH
The sail-boat Tarini was inducted into the Navy earlier this year and is slated to be the platform for First Indian All Women Circumnavigation of the Globe expedition of the Indian Navy.
The six Indian Navy officers will begin the sea journey later this month from Goa; they expect to return to the coastal state in March 2018. The expedition dubbed – Navika Sagar Parikrama – has stopovers at 4 ports, namely, Fremantle in Australia, Lyttleton in New Zealand, Port Stanley in Falklands and Cape Town in South Africa.
The vessel will be captained by Lt. Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises Lt. Commander Pratibha Jamwal, Lt. Commander P Swathi, Lieutenant S Vijaya Devi, Lieutenant B Aishwarya and Lieutenant Payal Gupta
PM Narendra Modi Meets The All Women Team
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met six officers of the Indian Navy who will sail around the world in India’s first attempt to circumnavigate the globe by an all-women crew.
The crew of the sailing vessel INSV Tarini explained the journey’s plan to PM Modi, who after wishing them success said he will track their progress.
“He exhorted them to project India’s capabilities and strengths across the world and also encouraged them to write and share their experiences after the successful completion of the voyage,” the government said in a statement.