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INSV Tarini with All Women Officers returned home From Mauritius

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 22-04-2024
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The Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini has successfully completed a historic transoceanic expedition that lasted nearly two months, with two women officers at the helm. 

  • Despite facing challenges posed by heavy winds and rough seas, Lt Cdr Dilna K and Lt Cdr Roopa A, women officers of the Indian Navy, undertook the expedition in "double-handed mode" and returned home triumphant. 
  • The officers are now gearing up for their next monumental voyage, a circumnavigation of the globe (Sagar Parikrama -- IV expedition) on INSV Tarini, which is scheduled to commence in September this year.

Journey of INSV Tarini

  • The INSV Tarini, a ship commanded by Indian Navy officers, sailed from INS Mandovi in Goa to Port Louis in Mauritius on February 28. 
  • The ship, which showcased the strength of women in maritime, completed its journey and returned safely to its home port in Goa on April 21. 
  • The expedition was led by Cdr Abhilash Tomy (retd), a sailor who has travelled around the world. After 22 days of sailing through the unpredictable Indian Ocean, INSV Tarini reached Port Louis, Mauritius, on March 21. 
  • Officers from the ship met with government officials from the Mauritius Coast Guard and the Indian High Commission to celebrate this historic event. 
  • As a gesture of goodwill, the ship also carried out training exercises with personnel from the Mauritius Coast Guard to strengthen bilateral ties. 
  • After a busy schedule in Port Louis, Lt Cdr Dilna and Lt Cdr Roopa prepared to return to Goa on March 30. During their return journey, they encountered heavy winds and rough seas, but their spirit and determination helped them navigate the challenges and bring the ship safely back to Goa.

Women empowerment

  • The impressive feats of these officers highlight the Indian Navy's unwavering dedication to promoting gender equality and empowering women in the maritime field. 
  • Despite facing obstacles during their journey, they demonstrated unparalleled seamanship and fortitude, embodying a true sense of adventure and exploration. 
  • This incredible accomplishment not only serves as an inspiration but also sets the stage for future generations of personnel, particularly women, in the Indian Navy to take part in challenging maritime activities. 
  • INS Mandovi's Commanding Officer and Naval Station Commander North Goa proudly welcomed INSV Tarini at the boat pool of INS Mandovi, in the presence of naval personnel and Station Mandovi's families, signifying the Navy's shared achievement and camaraderie.


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