Thursday, July 19 2018

March 2, 2018

Navika Sagar Parikrama entered Cape Town

INSV Tarini entered Cape Town (South Africa) today during it’s maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The vessel is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta.Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had flagged off INSV Tarini from Goa on 10th September last year. The vessel has covered 17500 Nautical miles from Goa till 19th January this year. Presently, the vessel has covered four of the five legs of the voyage and entered the last port at Cape Town. It would return to Goa next month on completion of the voyage.