Fact Box: Navika Sagar Parikrama

Aug 18, 2017 15:10 IST

Navika Sagar Parikrama is a project wherein a team of women officers of the Indian Navy will go around the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini. INSV Tarini is the sister vessel of INSV Mhadei.

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This is the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew.
The project is scheduled to be commenced in September 2017.
The project is expected to promote Ocean Sailing activities in the Navy while depicting Union Government's thrust for ‘Nari Shakti’.
The expedition will inspire the youth to develop an understanding of the sea and instil a spirit of adventure and camaraderie.
It also aims to show case the ‘Make in India’ initiative by sailing onboard the indigenously built INSV Tarini.
It will be covered in five legs with stopovers at four ports for replenishment of ration and repairs as necessary.
The crew will collate and update Meteorological, Ocean and Wave data on a daily basis for subsequent analysis by research and development organisations.
The crew will also monitor and report marine pollution on the high seas.
The all-women crew have sailed approximately 20000 Nm onboard INSV Mhadei and Tarini as part of training, which includes two expeditions to Mauritius in 2016 and 2017 and a voyage from Goa to Cape Town in December 16.
The first Indian Solo circumnavigation was undertaken by Captain Dilip Donde, SC (Retd) from 19 August 2009 to 19 May 2010 onboard the Indian built vessel INSV Mhadei.
The first Indian non-stop solo circumnavigation was undertaken by Cdr  Abhilash Tomy, KC from 1 November 2012 to 31 March 2013.

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