- PM Modi congratulated them and said was "proud of their accomplishments."
- Fremantle, Lyttelton, Port Stanley and Cape Town are their 4 stops
- The expedition aims to showcase 'nari shakti' on the world platform
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the crew and said he was "proud of their accomplishments".
Wonderful news! Delighted that INSV Tarini has rounded Cape Horn in the last few hours. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments. pic.twitter.com/edmCvfecDN- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 19, 2018
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had flagged off the 56-foot vessel from Goa on September 10. The indigenously-built INSV Tarini reached Lyttelton in New Zealand early last month after their first stop in Australia. The crew's four stop-over points include, Fremantle in Australia, Lyttelton, Port Stanley and Cape Town.
The expedition aims to showcase 'nari shakti' on the world platform and increase their participation in the challenging environment. During their journey, the officers are also collating meteorological, ocean and wave data and monitored marine pollution besides putting together piping hot vadas.
The first Indian solo circumnavigation was undertaken by Commander Dilip Donde, SC (Retd) from August 19, 2009 to May 19, 2010 on board another India-built vessel INSV Mhadei. It was later used by Lt Commander Abhilash Tomy for his own single-handed, unassisted, non-stop circumnavigation from November 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013.