TARINI

TARINI

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The Indian Navy added a bright feather to its glorious hat by successfully commissioning to service its second sailboat, named INSV Tarini, constructed at Aquarius Shipyard in Goa. A successor to INSV Mhadei, which has sailed over 1,15,000 nautical miles, INSV Tarini is named after the Tara Tarini Temple in Odisha. The word ‘Tarini’, in Sankrit, means both boat and saviour. Tara-Tarini was the traditional patron deity for sailors and merchants of ancient Odisha, who is worshipped for safety and success at sea.

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About INSV Tarini

INSV Tarini was handed over to the Indian Navy on 18 February 2017. The boat measures 56 feet in length. Its hull is built of wood-core and fibreglass sandwich and it has six sails, including a main sail, head sails (Genoa and stay sails), downwind sails and storm sail. It has been built to a stock design called Tonga 56 by Van de Stadt, the Netherlands. With a mast that is 25 metres high, the boat has been specially designed to sail in extreme conditions. It is equipped with all the advanced technology such as the Raymarine navigation suite and a wide range of communication systems, which makes it easy to contact anywhere from anywhere.

INSV Tarini Crew- Creating History

With its induction, INSV Tarini also set a record, breaking several stereotypes along the way. It became the platform for the First Indian All Women Circumnavigation of the Globe Expedition of the Indian Navy, named ‘ Navika Sagar Parikrama’, when a group of six women officers of the Indian Navy, led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, sailed off on 10th September 2017 from Goa to circumnavigate the globe and returned on 21st May 2018 after completing the voyage. The 254-day expedition underlined the national policy of empowering women to realise their full potential and help change societal attitudes and mindsets towards women.

The crew fulfilled all the criteria of circumnavigation, such as: crossing the Equator twice, crossing all Longitudes and the three great capes, Cape Leeuwin, Cape Horn and Cape of Good Hope, covering more than 21,600 nautical miles.   

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Composition of the INSV Tarini Crew Members

The six member all-woman crew comprised the following officers:

1. Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi

2. Lieutenant Commander Pratibha Jamwal

3. Lieutenant Commander P Swathi

4. Lieutenant Commander B Aishwarya

5. Lieutenant S Vijay Devi

6. Lieutenant Payal Gupta

The Journey

The crew covered the journey in six stages, with halts at five ports: Fremantle (Australia), Lyttleton (New Zealand), Port Stanley (Falklands), Cape Town (South Africa) and Port Louis (Mauritius). The crew also collated meteorological, ocean and wave data on a regular basis to help the country’s Meteorological Department in forecasting the weather accurately. They also interacted with and enthused the local population, especially children, to promote the spirit of adventure and ocean sailing.

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Crew Experience

The journey was not an easy one. The officers had their task cut out. The INSV Tarini crew braved extreme weather conditions through their journey. From rough seas to extremely cold climate and stormy weather conditions. While crossing the Pacific Ocean, the crew witnessed winds in excess of 60 knots and waves upto 7 metres high.

It is a matter of immense pride for the entire country. What these six women officers have accomplished shall change the way women are looked at in this country and inspire other women to break stereotypes and prove their mettle.

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