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  • INSV Tarini departs Fremantle for second leg of its journey

    2017-11-05 13:32:35.0
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    The Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini left Fremantle, Australia this morning for its ...

    INSV Tarini departs Fremantle for second leg of its journey

    The Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini left Fremantle, Australia this morning for its onwards journey to Lyttleton, New Zealand.
    The crew of INSV Tarini was officially welcomed to Western Australia (WA) by Tourism, Defence Issues and Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia and Women's Interests Minister Simone McGurk on 1st November 2017.
    The crew also visited the scientific facilities at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre at University of Western Australia. They also had a chance to meet renowned Australian scientist & Australian of the Year 2017 Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, who is famous for his work on stem cell research. The crew also had a trip to few tourist places in Perth and Fremantle, including Rottnest Island.
    INSV Tarini had arrived at Fremantle on October 23 after completion of first leg of its maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe.
    This historic circumnavigation attempt by an all-women crew is being led by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta. The visit of INSV Tarini to Fremantle was covered widely in Australian print and electronic media, and ethnic media.

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