INSV Tarini Completes Remarkable 188-day Goa-Rio De Janeiro Expedition: Exploring The Features Of The Navy’s Sailboat
- Several changes were made to the INSV Tarini based on what was learned from running the INSV Mhadei.
- The boat has advanced features and cutting-edge technologies, like a Raymarine navigation suite and satellite connections.
The Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, with a six-person crew, made it back to Goa harbor after a successful 17000-nm trans-ocean inter-continental journey. This is another important moment in maritime history. To reach this goal, it took the ship and its crew 188 days of good and bad weather.
Their names were written in gold letters to show that they had done this. During the trip, the team members fixed things themselves when they needed to. This is a great example of innovation and creativity. The INSV Tarini started its famous journey from the harbor in Goa, India. It went to Rio de Janeiro via Cape Town and then back to Goa.
Let’s take a look at the features of INSV Tarini
Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini is the second ship for the Indian Navy. It was built at the Aquarius Shipyard in Goa.
A historic event in the maritime calendar of India, INSV Tarini touched the Indian shores as she entered #Goa harbour and secured alongside the INS Mandovi jetty on successful completion of a 17000nm trans-ocean inter-continental voyage, after 188 days.https://t.co/Z8mBw2heQz pic.twitter.com/p9T3Ts7ocL
— PRO Shillong, Ministry of Defence (@proshillong) May 24, 2023
She joined the Indian Navy on February 18, 2017, after a long series of tests at sea went well.
The ship is called Tarini after the famous Hindu temple Tara Tarini, which is on the bank of the river Rushikulya in Odisha and is dedicated to Adi Shakti.
The boat is 56 feet long and is made of a sandwich of wood and fiberglass. Southern Spars made the mast of the ship, which is about 25 meters tall.
#WATCH | Indian Navy’s Lt. Cdr Dilna & Lt. Cdr Roopa, the two women crew members of INVS Tarini which has returned after completing a 17000 nautical miles transocean inter-continental voyage in 7 months, narrate their experience pic.twitter.com/eWrAtLSWTE
— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2023
The INSV Tarini has six sails, including the mainsail, stay, genoa, downwind, and storm sails, which give it the power to sail through rough weather.
The keel for the INSV Tarini was laid on March 27, 2016, at the Aquarius Shipyard by Manohar Parrikar, who was the Defense Minister at the time. The ship was given to the Navy before its planned date.
Several changes were made to the INSV Tarini based on what was learned from running the INSV Mhadei.
The boat has advanced features and cutting-edge technologies, like a Raymarine navigation suite and satellite connections. A Monitor windvane has also been added to the ship in case it needs to be steered in an emergency.
Attended and addressed the Flag In ceremony of the #INSVTarini in the presence of Union Minister for Women & Child Development Smt. @smritiirani ji, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar and others.
The courage and determination displayed by the crew of INSV Tarini… pic.twitter.com/00CkwSIZKM
— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) May 23, 2023
Six women from the Indian Navy, along with the ship INSV Tarini, took part in a voyage called Navika Sagar Parikrama to sail around the world. The journey began on September 10, 2017, and ended on May 21, 2018.