INSV Tarini Flagged Off for Return Voyage from Port Louis

INSV Tarini, the second sailboat of the Indian Navy, on transoceanic sailing expedition set sail from Port Louis, Mauritius on 30 March 24.

Notably, the vessel crewed by the resilient duo of Lt Cdr Roopa A and Lt Cdr Dilna K will undertake return voyage to Goa covering a distance of approx 2900 nm.

The expedition was flagged off by distinguished yachtsman, Cdr Abhilash Tomy(Retd), KC, NM who is also the official mentor of these two women officers.

Also, the flag off ceremony was attended by Capt Manish Sain, Director, Indian Naval Sailing Association (INSA) and members of HCI, Mauritius.

A MCG Dornier overflew the boat during departure from port.

This expedition is part of the preparation training for the upcoming circumnavigation planned to commence in September this year.

Earlier, INSV Tarini arrived at Port Louis on 21 Mar 24 after a non stop voyage of 22 days from INS Mandovi, Goa.

During port visit, the crew and support staff of Tarini called on High Commissioner of India, Mrs K Nandini Singla.

Further, during her visit onboard, the High Commissioner interacted with the crew and wished them fair wind and smooth seas on this historic voyage.

INSV Tarini is likely to reach Goa on 20 Apr 24.

About INVS Tarini

Noteworthy, INSV Tarini is the second sailboat of the Indian Navy. 

She was constructed at Aquarius Shipyard located in Goa.

After undergoing extensive sea trials, she was commissioned to Indian Navy service on 18 February 2017.