Ocean Sailing Expedition on INSV TARINI to Mauritius

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Commodore Sanjay Panda, Commanding Officer, INS Mandovi flagged off a sailing expedition from Goa to Port Louis, Mauritius on 20 August.


  • A team of six members, including three women officers, is involved in this campaign. All of them are aboard INSV Tarini.
  • The expedition will take 20-21 days to cover a one-way distance of about 2500 nautical miles (approximately 45,000 km).

  • During this time, the team is likely to face rough weather and rough sea conditions during monsoon.

  • Tarini had circumnavigated the world in 2017 under 'Navika Sagar Parikrama'. The team that took part in it were all women officers.

  • Gender balance has been created in this campaign and three male and three female officers have been selected.

  • The sailing is captained by Captain VD Maharishi, the most experienced yachtsman of the Indian Navy.

  • Other members included Commander Vikas Sheoran, Lt. Commander Payal Gupta, Lt. Commander Kaushal Pednekar, Lt. Commander Delina and Lt. Commander Roopa.

Six sailing boats of Indian Navy :

Indian Navy has six sailing boats, their names are-

  1. INSV Mhadei,

  2. INSV Tarini,

  3. INSV Bulbul,

  4. INSV Hariyal,

  5. INSV Kadalpura

  6. INSV Neelkanth

  • All these boats regularly embark on maritime expeditions with small contingents of naval personnel.

  • The crew members in these missions are voluntarily selected by naval personnel, requiring substantial sailing experience.

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