Circumnavigation Tour: Women Naval Officers Brave Storm

Charvi Kathuria
Jan 11, 2018 10:23 IST

The Indian Navy posted a video showing the all-women crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini battling a storm on their way to Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic Ocean.


The all-women crew is sailing on the 55-ft yacht named INSV Tarini. They are on their on their eight-month circumnavigation of the globe. The Navy appreciated the crew for exhibiting unparalleled courage to navigate their way through the turbulent waters and rain.

The video shows one of the officers flashing the thumbs-up sign to show that all is well.

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The officers are part of the Navika Sagar Parikrama expedition. This is the first ever attempt by an all-women crew from India to sail around the globe

Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi led the team. Their journey commenced from Goa in September. They stopped in Australia and New Zealand. After the Falkland Islands, they will be sailing to South Africa before returning in March.


The other officers are Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal and P Swathi, and Lieutenants Payal Gupta, Vijaya Devi and B Aishwarya.

The made-in-India INSV Tarini has been built by Aquarius Shipyard Pvt Ltd, Goa. It was inducted into the Navy early this year.

During their journey, the officers have also collated meteorological, ocean and wave data and monitored marine pollution.


The expedition aims to promote woman empowerment by showcasing Nari Shakti.

During the flag off ceremony, the women told Indian press that they wish to inspire other women to achieve their dreams even if it seemed impossible. They also said they want to instill a spirit of adventure in every Indian through their epic journey.

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