INS Tarangini, the Sail Training Ship of Indian Navy, on 27 April 2015 left Kochi for Lokayan 2015. The theme for Lokayan -15 is Taking for a Broader Reach.
The Ship was flagged off by Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, the flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern naval Command in a departure ceremony conducted at the naval base, Kochi.
As part of Lokayan-15, Tarangini will be on an eight month voyage through Europe and will participate in the annual Tall Ship Races and other events organised under the aegis of Sail Training International. During these eight months the ship will travel approximately 17 thousand miles under sails.
This year’s Tall Ship Races will be conducted primarily off the coast of United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Netherlands. About 300 Sail ships of various sizes from all over the world are expected to participate in this year’s events.
Tarangini forms a part of Class A Sail Ships, the largest of the sailing fleet. During this voyage, the Indian trainees would also get an opportunity to sail on foreign vessels as part of exchange of trainees.
INS Tarangini is a three masted barque built in Goa Shipyard Ltd and commissioned on 11 November 1997, is manned by 6 officers, 40 sailors and 30 trainees.
When: 27 April 2015