Port Louis (Mauritius), June 7: With an aims to promote a spirit of adventure and friendship amongst the young Naval personnel in the years ahead. As part efforts by the two countries to ramp up maritime security cooperation, the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel ‘Tarini’ containing all women crew Visited Port Louis Harbor, Mauritius on Tuesday.
The Vessel is headed by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, a Naval Architect and the all-women naval officers’ crew comprising Lieutenant Commander Pratibha Jamwal, Lieutenants P Swathi, Vijaya Devi, Payal Gupta and B Aishwarya.
INSV Tarini on her first visit to the island nation since induction in the Indian Navy on Feb 17. Tarini is the sister Vessel of Indian Navy's first sailing Vessel INSV Mhadei, which has numerous accomplishments to her name.
INSV Tarini is 55 feet in length and built in India in line with the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Indian Navy, fructified by Aquarius Shipyard, Goa. Tarini has begun a new chapter in the history of ocean sailing by Indian women, wherein the first Indian all-women crew of IN would endeavor to circumnavigate the globe in Aug 2017.