INSV Tarini arrives in Goa after historic circumnavigation; Nirmala Sitharaman welcomes all-woman crew

The expedition was covered in five legs, with stopovers at four ports - Fremantle in Australia, Lyttelton in New Zealand, Port Stanley in Falklands and Cape Town in South Africa.

Published: 21st May 2018 06:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st May 2018 06:32 PM   |  A+A-

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman welcomes the crew of INSV Tarini along with Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba in Goa. (Twitter | Raksha Mantri)

By ANI

PANAJI: The all woman-crew commanding the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini on Monday arrived here after successfully circumnavigating the globe for eight months.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman received the six-member team along with Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lamba.

The INSV Tarini is the first Indian all-women crew to circumnavigate the globe, led by Lt. Commander Vartika Joshi. The crew comprises of Lieutenant P Swathi, Lieutenant Pratibha Jamwal (Air Traffic Control specialists), Lieutenant Vijaya Devi, Sub Lieutenant Payal Gupta (both Education officers) and Lieutenant B Aishwarya, a Naval Architect.

The expedition was covered in five legs, with stopovers at four ports - Fremantle in Australia, Lyttelton in New Zealand, Port Stanley in Falklands and Cape Town in South Africa.

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  • Jagriti

    Please stop making / using single-use plastic bags ...? “Beat Plastic Pollution”
    11 months ago reply
  • Sagarika Neeru

    Amazing feat! Congratulations! How many plastic bottles/cans did they remove from the oceans? Plastic Ain’t so Fantastic - It is now believed that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. Of that mass
    11 months ago reply
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