Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini crossed Cape Horn, its designated point, early on Friday morning,
following which its all-woman crew hoisted the tricolour to mark their
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to
congratulate the crew.
"Wonderful news! Delighted that INSV Tarini has rounded Cape Horn
in the last few hours. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments, “the
The official Twitter handle of the Indian Navy noted that the sea
was "rough" and winds "strong gusting to ~70 kilometers per hour
when it reached Cape Horn."
Earlier this month, a video showed INSV Tarini's crew battling surging waves
and downpours on their way to Falkland Islands in the South
INSV Tarini is skippered by lieutenant commander Vartika Joshi. The crew includes
lieutenant commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and lieutenants S Vijaya Devi,
Aishwarya Boddapati and Payal Gupta.
of Horn is widely considered to be the most southern part of South America and
marks the northern boundary of the Drake’s passage. For centuries Cape of Horn
has been regarded as a major mile stone by which sailing ships carrying trade
goods around the world marked their passage.
is located on the small Hormos Island in Southern part of Chile. The all woman
expedition of the Indian Navy is being covered in five legs. After completion
of the circumnavigation of the globe the vessel INSV Tarinia a sail boat with a
mission to cover 21,600 nautical miles is expected to reach Goa port in the
next two months.
expedition is covered in five legs with stopovers at four ports for
replenishment of rations and repairs if found necessary, the boat has already
made stopovers at Freemantle in Western Australia, Lyttleton in New Zealand and
Port Stanley in Falklands. It is expected t sail to Cape Town in South Africa
before proceeding to Goa in March.