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INSV Tarini departs from Port Stanley, Falkland Islands for Cape Town

Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, with an all-women crew, left Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands yesterday for Cape Town in South Africa as part of its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe.
 
The vessel had arrived at Port Stanely on January 21 on completion of the third leg of its historic journey.
 
The historic circumnavigation attempt by an all-women crew is being led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta.
 
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had flagged off INSV Tarini from Goa on September 10. 
 
Mr Nigel Philips, Governor of the Falkland Islands and Commissioner of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, had welcomed Tarini into Port Stanley on January 21.
 
As part of their stay in harbour, Team Tarini interacted with students from Falkland Islands Community School for Secondary Education, Brownies and Girl Guides, Beavers and Boy Scouts and young adults from the Hockey Club. The crew also visited sites related with the 1982 conflict and paid respects at the 2 Para memorial. They also visited the Argentine Military Cemetery at Darwin.
 
Mr. Philips and Mrs. Philips visited Tarini during its stay at Port Stanley. The Falkland Islands Hockey Team and local populace also visited the vessel while she was open for onboard visits. Team Tarini visited Infant, Junior and Mount Pleasant Schools and interacted with the children and also with Falkland Women’s Association and the Women’s Network. 
 
Lieutenant Commander Joshi along with Lieutenant Commander Jamwal gave a talk and presentation at the Falkland Islands Museum. The crew also visited various military facilities including HMS Protector and interacted with British Forces in South Atlantic Islands.
 
The crew also experienced the vast ecological and biological diversity of the Islands which is particularly rich in wildlife. This is in consonance with the theme to promote awareness about marine pollution and contribute to their efforts towards environmental consciousness.
 
The visit of INSV Tarini to Port Stanley was covered widely in the International social media and the Falklands print and electronic media. The next port halt is scheduled at Cape Town, South Africa on March 8, a press release from the Indian Navy said.
 
The indigenously-built INSV Tarini is a 56-foot sailing vessel, which was inducted in the Indian Navy earlier this year, and showcases the ‘Make in India’ initiative on the International forum.
 
The vessel is scheduled to return to Goa in April 2018, on completion of the voyage. The expedition is being covered in five legs, with stop-overs at four ports: Fremantle (Australia), Lyttleton (New Zealand), Port Stanley (Falklands), and Cape Town (South Africa).
 
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