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Around the world in 254 days: The historic journey of INSV Tarini’s all-women crew

The all-women crew used an indigenously built INSV Tarini, a 55-foot sailing vessel. The vessel also encountered rough seas, high stormy conditions and severely cold temperatures making the expedition an extremely challenging one.

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An all-woman crew commanding the INSV Tarini returned to Goa on May 21 after successfully circumnavigating the globe in more than eight months, the first-ever Indian expedition steered by women sailors. (Source: PTI)

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The expedition, christened 'Navika Sagar Parikrama', was flagged off from the INS Mandovi boat pool on September 10 last year. (Source: PTI)

Led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, the crew had Lt Commanders Pratibha Jamwal and Swati P, and Lieutenants Aishwarya Boddapati, S Vijaya Devi and Payal Gupta as other members. (Source: PTI)

The six women officers trained for the project under Captain Dilip Donde, the first Indian to solo-circumnavigate the globe from August 19, 2009 to May 19, 2010 onboard the Indian-built vessel INSV Mhadei. (Source: PTI)

The board naval vessel INSV Tarini stopped four times in the past eight months at Fremantle in Australia, Lyttelton in New Zealand, Falkland Islands and Cape Horn which is often known as the most dangerous ship passage in the world. (Source: PTI)

The voyage, which lasted for 254 days with 199 days at sea, covered 21,600 nautical miles. (Source: PTI)

The crew used an indigenously built INSV Tarini, a 55-foot sailing vessel. The vessel also encountered rough seas, high stormy conditions and severely cold temperatures making the expedition an extremely challenging one. (Source: PTI)

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Nari Shakti Puraskars on International Women's Day (March 8) at the Rashtrapati Bhavan but as the INSV Tarini team was sailing then, the award could not be presented to the team. In Pic: Kovind met the crew of INSV Tarini on June 1 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)

Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi presented the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar 2017 to the members of the INSV Tarini team on May 24. She also added that Nari Shakti Puraskar is one step towards acknowledging the team for their exemplary courage and team spirit. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the naval officers on the success of their mission. During the interaction, the officers made a presentation on various aspects of the mission, their preparation, training, and experiences during the journey. (Sources: PTI)

Terming the expedition historic, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the girls have made history not only for themselves but also for the Navy. She recalled that flagging off the crew was her first "out-of-Delhi appointment", three days after she became the defence minister. (Source: PTI)

Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P meets the members of Indian Navy's all-women crew of INSV Tarini at South Block in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)