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Lt Cdr Tomy became First Indian to Circumnavigate Globe Solo and Non-Stop


Author :jitesh

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President of India, Pranab Mukherjee welcomed Lt Cdr Abhilash Tomy of Indian Navy, who on 6 April 2013 became the first Indian to circumnavigate the globe, solo and non-stop, in a sail boat over a 150-day voyage. This voyage of Lt Cdr Tony placed India in the list of few selected nations, whose citizens were successful in completion of such an arduous voyage.

The voyage of Lt Cdr Abhilash Tomy ended at the Gateway of India. He started his voyage across the oceans of the world from the same place from in his boat INSV Mhadei on 1 November 2012.

The Voyage was conducted under the Sagar Parikrama Project, which was sanctioned by Pranab Mukherjee, when he was the Defence Minister of India. With this achievement Tony turned up to be the first Indian and second Asian to complete such a voyage. At present there are less than 80 people across the world in the list of people who have completed such a voyage.

The Voyage

• Lt Cdr Abhilash Tomy during the voyage crossed three capes of the world namely Cape Leeuwin, Cape Horn and Cape of Good Hope.
• During the voyage, total distance covered is around 23100 nautical miles and crossed Indian, Southern, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
• During the journey from West to East, Tony crossed south of the continents of Australia, South America and Africa, thus rounding the three Great Capes — Cape Leeuwin in Australia, Cape Horn in South America and Cape of Good Hope in Africa.

INSV Mhadei is a custom-built boat of Indian Navy that was designed in the year 2009 and in a period of four years, the boat undertook its second solo circumnavigation trip.

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