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Indian Navy's All-Women Crew Onboard INSV 'Tarini' Returns After Two Months Expedition

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Indian Navy's All-Women Crew Onboard INSV 'Tarini' Returns After Two Months Expedition - Sputnik India, 1920, 22.04.2024
A team of brave women sailors proved their mettle as they embarked on a two-month expedition from Goa to Mauritius, navigating the challenging waters of the Indian Ocean, facing unpredictable weather conditions, and testing their skills.
The all-women crew aboard the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) 'Tarini' have accomplished a remarkable feat in the Indian maritime industry by successfully completing their two-month expedition to Mauritius and returning to Goa, officials said on Monday.
Their exceptional journey marks a historic milestone as they become the first all-women crew from India to accomplish such a remarkable feat, showcasing the Indian Navy's dedication to promoting gender equality and empowering women in the maritime domain.
On February 28, two talented women officers of the Indian Navy, Lieutenant Commander Dilna K, and Lieutenant Commander Roopa A, onboard INSV Tarini set sail on its expedition, flagged off from INS Mandovi in Goa by the renowned circumnavigator Cdr Abhilash Tomy (Retd).
After 22 days of navigating through the unpredictable weather and challenging waters of the Indian Ocean, the INSV Tarini arrived at Port Louis, Mauritius, on March 21st.
This historic occasion was celebrated with a series of exceptional events, during which the officers were warmly welcomed and honored by the Mauritius Coast Guard and the Indian High Commission.
As a demonstration of solidarity and partnership, the vessel also conducted a joint training mission with personnel from the Mauritius Coast Guard, enhancing the strong bonds and promoting friendly relations between the two maritime nations.
On March 30, the officers began their journey back to Goa, encountering a series of challenges including heavy winds, adverse sea conditions, and rough seas.
This remarkable achievement will not only inspire, but also pave the way for women aspiring to join the Indian Navy and volunteer for challenging maritime adventure activities, the statement said.
The two officers now prepare for their next monumental voyage, a circumnavigation of the globe (Sagar Parikrama - IV expedition) on INSV Tarini scheduled to commence in September this year.
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