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Squadron of 2 Indian Women Officers Set Sail to Mauritius



Squadron of 2 Indian Women Officers Set Sail to Mauritius
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The Indian Naval Sailing Vessel Tarini departed from Goa for Port Louis, Mauritius on February 28, with Lieutenant Commander Dilna K and Lieutenant Commander Roopa A at the helm. The expedition, organized by the Indian Naval Sailing Association (INSA), is a crucial component of their training for the upcoming global circumnavigation later this year.

Over the past two and a half years, the officers have undergone rigorous training following a meticulous selection process. They previously sailed from Goa to Mauritius and back in 2022 as part of a crew of six. Last year, they journeyed from Goa to Rio De Janeiro via Cape Town and back, and then sailed from Goa to Port Blair and back in double-handed mode.

The current expedition to Port Louis, Mauritius is their final preparation before the planned circumnavigation in September. Commander Abhilash Tomy (Retd), KC, NM, a distinguished yachtsman who has twice circumnavigated the globe on sailing boats, flagged off the expedition.

Commander Tomy, who mentored the two women officers for six months, expressed pride in launching this monumental journey. He emphasized that it embodies the spirit of adventure and resilience that defines the Indian Navy, expressing full confidence in the capabilities of the two officers and wishing them fair winds and smooth seas on their historic voyage.

The boat is expected to reach Port Louis, Mauritius on March 20.

Source: DD News

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