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INSV Tarini crosses designated point, all-woman crew hoists tricolor

Indian 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 accomplishment.
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 PrimeMiniser said.

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 Atlantic Ocean.

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.


Cape 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.


It 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.


The 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.


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