Ocean Sailing Expedition on INSV TARINI to Mauritius
Commodore Sanjay Panda, Commanding Officer, INS Mandovi flagged off a sailing expedition from Goa to Port Louis, Mauritius on 20 August.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- 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-
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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