INSV Tarini inducted – All Woman Crew scheduled to sail her around the Globe commencing August 2017

February 18, 2017 The Indian Navy’s second ocean going sailboat Tarini was inducted, in presence of host of dignitaries at a glittering ceremony at INS Mandovi Boat Pool. Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of Naval Staff along with other senior Naval Officers was also present on this historic occasion to wish the boat and her crew success in their endeavors. INSV Tarini is a sloop built by M/s Aquarius Shipyard Pvt Ltd at Divar, Goa. The sail boat Tarini is being inducted into the Navy and is slated to be the platform for First Indian All Women Circumnavigation of the Globe expedition of the Indian Navy.

During the ceremony, Admiral Sunil Lanba announced that the extremely challenging expedition by her All Women Crew is slated to commence in August 2017. Talking about the women crew, he said that the team has logged over 10,000 Nautical Miles on INSV Mhadei, including a voyage from India to Mauritius and back and Goa to Cape Town braving through rough monsoon seas and heavy wind.

The dignitaries had a visit to the boat and were briefed on its advanced features, including improvements, based on experience of operating INSV Mhadei, which have been incorporated. On completion of the ceremony, the crew sailed the boat out of harbour displaying its agile handling capabilities.

The keel of the vessel was laid on 27 March 2016 at the Aquarius Shipyard. The construction was diligently overseen by the Warship Overseeing Team, Goa and the vessel is being delivered before the scheduled date of delivery by the boat builder. Extensive trials of the newly built INSV Tarini were successfully completed on 30 January 17. The boat is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi and crew members include Lieutenant Commander Pratibha Jamwal, Lieutenant Aishwarya Boddapati, Lieutenant Patarapalli Swathi, Lieutenant Sh Vijaya Devi and Lieutenant Payal Gupta.

Indian Navy will is operating four sailing vessels capable of open ocean deployments, that is, Tarangini, Sudarshini, Mhadei and Tarini, all four of which have been built in shipyards at Goa. Indian Navy is attempting to revitalise open ocean sailing and will also be inducting four 40 feet, state of the art open ocean racing sail boats.


The Indian Navy’s second ocean going sailboat Tarini was inducted at a ceremony at INS Mandovi Boat Pool


Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff, arriving at the venue with Vice Admiral AR Karvey,
Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command


Admiral Sunil Lanba presenting a crest to Lieutenant Commander Vertika Joshi, the skipper of the boat


Admiral Sunil Lanba, addressing the gathering. He announced that the boat will proceed for
First Indian All Women Circumnavigation of the Globe Expedition in August 2017.


Admiral Sunil Lanba, with the all women crew


Admiral Sunil Lanba, with the all women crew


All women crew of INSV Tarini


All women crew of INSV Tarini


All women crew of INSV Tarini


The boat sailed off on completion of the ceremony

 

Photo Credit: PRO (Navy)