INSV Tarini, the naval ship with an all-women crew, will be received by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba in Goa on May 21, reported TOI. The crew has been circumnavigating the globe for the past 8-9 months.
INSV Tarini, with six women naval officers, circumnavigated the globe on a sail boat, with stop-overs at five ports across the world. The “Navika Sagar Parikrama” expedition is the first-ever circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The Indian-built sailing vessel visited five countries and crossed the Equator twice.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharama welcomed the crew on Twitter and will be present in Goa to receive them on May 21
#WelcomeHomeTarini #INSVTarini is returning back to Goa, India after her historic circumnavigation of the globe! Smt @nsitharaman and Admiral Sunil Lanba CNS to welcome them on 21st May'18 ⛵ pic.twitter.com/7a7vTjsUO0
— रक्षा मंत्री कार्यालय/ RMO India (@DefenceMinIndia) May 18, 2018